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  1. Animal abuse. Animals can't speak up for themselves. The same can be said about young children... but they can still speak, unless they are infants. I put animals first because they have no way of defense or speaking up. People who hit animals make me ill.
  2. declawing cats?

    De-clawing an outdoor cat is cruel, plain and simple. Outdoor cats need their claws for defense, and, in the case of a completely outdoor cat, for catching food. It makes me sick when people de-claw their cats and then stick them outside with no way of fending for themselves. On the other hand... If you have it done as a kitten, and if the cat will remain strictly an indoor animal, I have no problem with it. In fact, I support it. That being said, I should probably add that I see no reason to remove the back claws, only the front. They cannot climb with their back claws only, so I see no reason to remove them. The whole cat-baby/children thing is not even an argument. If you have children and are worried that a cat with claws may scratch them, don't get a cat. If you already have a cat and don't want the same situation to arise, don't have children. Or, it's quite simple, have your cat de-clawed. That being said, the procedure is much harder on an older cat, which is why it should be done while they are kittens. I have had four indoor cats in my life, and three presently, that were de-clawed. Though, like I said earlier, they were only de-clawed in the front paws. None of them had any sort of reaction to it, and have been absolutely fine. In fact, my kitten who was just recently de-clawed, came home and raced, leaped, and jumped around like normal. It didn't even phase him. And I know it was not a fluke because I have had four cats in the past, and I work at a veterinary clinic where the procedure is performed on a regular basis. I see the cats in recovery and they are absolutely fine. I hate to hear people tell horror stories of "Oh! How it handicapped my cat!" because they are misinformed. [ 02-29-2008, 03:13 PM: Message edited by: hesacatch ]
  3. Does dog hair in the house equal a dirty house?

    quote: Originally posted by Kina Kat: quote:Originally posted by hesacatch: I really don't understand how so many people dislike cats. I've come to think that people who say they hate cats really just don't understand them. I really don't trust people who dislike cats. It's not logical, but there it is. Haha... I agree. I think I'm going to start living by that.
  4. Does dog hair in the house equal a dirty house?

    quote: Originally posted by therowdyone: quote:Originally posted by hesacatch: I think if you commit to getting an animal, you are also committing to clean up after the animal and take care of it. In my eyes, a house that is dirty or torn up because of an animal is just laziness. First of all, not all of us have the time to vacuum, mop, scrub and clean every single day. So it goes to once or twice a week. I have 5 medium to large dogs in the house. Just because they shed and there is hair on the carpet (they're not allowed on the couch as it's new) does not mean I don't take care of my animals. It's not like they're left in there for days at a time with poop and pee everywhere. I shed just as much as the dogs do and it's annoying yeah. But do I have time to clean the whole house every day? No. Does that mean I'm an irresponsible pet owner. No. It does bug me but I'm picky about being clean. But I love my pets so that's a trade off. I just do as much as I can to keep it clean. I'm thinkin they're pretty lucky to get to live in the house and not be outside in a kennel full time. I never said you had to clean your house from top to bottom every day. I have animals, so believe me, I understand that they have a tendency to poof hair everywhere they sit down. That being said, you have to realize that there are people who never groom their pets, and whose vacuum sits in a corner of the basement and collects dust. Trust me, I've been in a few people's houses that were like that because of animals. That's what I'm referring to when I think of lazy pet owners, and home owners, I suppose. It's not a huge hassle to pick up the vacuum once or twice a week, if that's all you have time for. And there are people who don't even do that.
  5. Does dog hair in the house equal a dirty house?

    quote: Originally posted by WarPony: quote:Originally posted by hesacatch: I have a good friend with three enormous dogs, and by walking into her house, you would never know it. At my old house we had company come over once... guy HATED cats. It was a drop in, so when I saw them arrive I did my standard "snatch all the blankets off of the furniture and stuff them in the bedroom" routine. They came in, blah blah blah. I let the dogs in from outside and the guys says, "Oh... you have dogs!" kinda surprised. After about 20 minutes a cat wanders through. "OH! I didn't know you had a cat!" *A* cat? HAHAHAHA! At the time I had 4 cats of my own and SEVEN rescues in the house, they were just all in hiding because there was a stranger around. You should have SEEN the size of his eyes as one by one they started to come out of hiding. But it was a HUGE compliment to me that he was that surprised. That showed me I was doing a reasonable good job making sure the house was presentable and smelled fresh and un-animal-smelly. My house now smells funky, but not because of my animals. I rented it to some family members for 5 years and they let their cats destroy the place. I've torn out carpet, painted over everything with this odor blocking primer, scrubbed and steam cleaned and vacuumed and deodorized and still when the weather gets warm and humid it reeks. It's just heartbreaking to me. This place was so nice when they moved in and now... meh. Yeah I get that, haha. I have three cats so I understand that routine. That's so funny, though! I really don't understand how so many people dislike cats. I've come to think that people who say they hate cats really just don't understand them.
  6. Does dog hair in the house equal a dirty house?

    I love dogs, don't get me wrong, but when I walk into your house, I don't want to immediately know you have a dog. Meaning, if your house is dirty, smells like a dog, and there is dog hair everywhere, that's gross. Dogs are animals, yes, and they are prone to shedding, but there is such a thing as cleaning up after them. That goes for cats, too. I have a good friend with three enormous dogs, and by walking into her house, you would never know it. Really, if you bathe and groom your dog, they won't smell as strongly and they won't shed as much or as often. And if you vacuum and clean your house, it shouldn't be a problem. I think if you commit to getting an animal, you are also committing to clean up after the animal and take care of it. In my eyes, a house that is dirty or torn up because of an animal is just laziness.
  7. Show Results and Pics! =]

    Are the horses in the trailer tied?
  8. Lazy, Sleepy Teenagers?

    quote: Originally posted by Bumper: quote:Originally posted by hesacatch: Lazy. Seriously, eight hours of sleep a night is plenty for anyone. Okay, maybe you got in late the night before...so sleep until 9 or 10. But noon or one in the afternoon? Get your butt out of bed and do something productive. By all means, don't read what anyone else said and think about it or try to learn something new. HTTY & GBTUSA BUMPER I will remind you, as you've reminded me on several occasions, that this is an open debate board. Meaning, everyone has their own opinions and everyone is entitled to them. So, if you'd be so kind, please don't go telling me that my opinion is wrong. Thanks a bunch.
  9. Lazy, Sleepy Teenagers?

    quote: Originally posted by CanadianGolden: quote:Originally posted by hesacatch: Lazy. Seriously, eight hours of sleep a night is plenty for anyone. Oh really? Like for babies? And for young children? I'll tell all the parents I know to "wake up that infant, it's being lazy!" Obviously it's different for babies and elderly people. That's not what I meant. And, you know, there is such a thing as getting too much sleep, which can make you tired. If people are sleeping until noon and wondering why they're still tired, that's probably why.
  10. Genders of horses and intelligence.

    I don't agree with that. If those stereotypes are true, then I have a gelding who is a mare/stallion combo. He's absolutely not dumb; more like crafty and conniving. He's very smart and knows how to get out of things. He can also be very stallion-like. You really don't want to get into a battle of wills with him. He will always always win. He's very headstrong and will fight you and fight you until it's over. He absolutely doesn't fit until that typical gelding stereotype.
  11. Lazy, Sleepy Teenagers?

    Lazy. Seriously, eight hours of sleep a night is plenty for anyone. Okay, maybe you got in late the night before...so sleep until 9 or 10. But noon or one in the afternoon? Get your butt out of bed and do something productive.
  12. What color is your car?

    Obnoxious, bright, shiny, royal blue. I love it.
  13. Is this footage real?

    As to the "real or fake" question... Will we ever know? There will always be believers and non-believers. quote: Originally posted by lopin_QH: Now this is a bit interesting. The 3rd picture looks like a chimp, see the way the hand sits on the ground, knuckle down? I remember that one on the news a while back, and it was identified as a bear with a bad case of mange.
  14. It's resting. It's done. Go back to debating now.
  15. quote: Originally posted by Bumper: It IS a yes or no type of thing...but everyone has REASONS for their yes or no. Fine. That's the acceptable answer I've been waiting for. You made a charade out of it.