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Animal Lovers... not me.

 
 
vinsan
 
Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2011 10:28 am
Just a simple question.

Does not loving animals make me a sad person?

Well I am not into pets or animals. Not even cats or dogs. I watch them but dont enjoy watching them in particular. Some of them, in fact, scare me and some other disgust me (yes I know I am being unkind here).

Ironically I find snakes fascinating. But that's it. Thats the end of my "Animals that I like" list.

I would need to ask this does anyone here who has no particular liking of animals?

anyone?
 
Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2011 10:32 am
@vinsan,
I love animals!

They are delicious.

Cycloptichorn
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Irishk
 
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2011 10:37 am
If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth. ~ Chief Seattle of the Suquamish Tribe, letter to President Franklin Pierce
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firefly
 
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2011 10:47 am
@vinsan,
Quote:
Some of them, in fact, scare me and some other disgust me (yes I know I am being unkind here).


That's how I feel about some humans.
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Arella Mae
 
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2011 11:21 am
@vinsan,
It takes all kinds to make the world go round. Personally, snakes make my skin crawl but I love dogs, cats, horses, mules, bunnies, bears, well, you get the idea. I don't think it makes you a sad person.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2011 12:04 pm
@vinsan,
Not sad, but somewhat limited; however, that's just one man's opinion as an animal lover. You can lead a very fulfilled life without loving, liking or appreciating the beauty and wonder of the 4-legged critters. I can understand people's negative reaction to the various dog shows as tres bizarre.
chai2
 
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2011 12:04 pm
@vinsan,
Of course that doesn't make you a bad or sad person. It makes you someone who doesn't much care for animals.

I have no particular interest in babies, beyond once in a while thinking a picture is cute or funny. Doesn't tug at my heartstrings or make me feel like I want to be more involved.

Thing is, I know there are a lot more people than let on who feel that way, because it's seen as a negative in, well, all societies I suppose.
I'm sure there are a lot more people who don't care for animals than you might think.

chai2
 
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2011 12:08 pm
@Ragman,
Ragman wrote:

Not sad, but somewhat limited; however, that's just one man's opinion as an animal lover. You can lead a very fulfilled life without loving, liking or appreciating the beauty and wonder of the 4-legged critters. I can understand people's negative reaction to the various dog shows as tres bizarre.


I don't think it makes him any more limited than a person who says they don't, for instance like card games.

Someone who's an avid card player might think most people would be happier if they learned how to play some sort of card game.

In that sense, we're all limited.
Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2011 12:40 pm
@chai2,
As I clearly stated it is my opinion. Your opinion differs. Life is all about possibilties but we all have certain limitations. that doesn't make any of us bad people or even (in most cases) unpleasant people.
Mame
 
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2011 05:16 pm
@Ragman,
"Limited" can be used in a pejorative sense, obviously. I live with a cat but I don't particularly like cats and I would say I 'tolerate' this cat, but would I want another? No! I have two kids - would I now want another? Not on your life! Would I have had those who had I known? Probably not. Animals, kids, grown ups - we are all free to like or dislike, without any pejoratives.
talk72000
 
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2011 05:19 pm
@vinsan,
I kept spiders, snakes, ants and crickets as pets. No, I never tore their wings either.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2011 05:19 pm
@Mame,
I meant narrower in scope.

umm..my definition is more limited. Laughing
Mame
 
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2011 05:31 pm
@Ragman,
Hey, we watched a dog show the other day which had dogs I had NEVER heard of! Very weird-named dogs... can I think of any at the moment? Hmmm....well, they were really outlandish dogs --- long-furry looking greyhound-y types and skinny, skinny, skinny ones... I'll have to ask Alex and get back to you. I don't even know the name of the dog show so you could google it, sorry.
Roberta
 
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2011 05:47 pm
@Mame,
Mame, Was the dog show Westminster? It was held earlier this week.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2011 06:02 pm
@Mame,
Yes..Westminster Kennel Club dog show I saw it 2 nights ago on cable tv. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbJHROHOMyQ

There was one dog that looked like a car wash kit all on his own - had these long dreads. That was so funny I snarfed. his mother must be saying WTF? is that how I raised him?
They keep inventing these designer dogs. Give me the Heinz 57 doggie any day.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2011 06:12 pm
@Ragman,
Was that the puli? As I said on another thread, my friend at university had two of them (cripes, in a one bedroom apartment too, a clean one bedroom cottage apartment, but she's a dog and cat rescuer of decades' long standing and there was an immediately nearby park.). They didn't like me, grrrr, grrrrr, grrrrrr. My guess was that it was because I smoked back then. Dogs usually don't growl at me.

Anyway, we're all different and vive la differance (however you spell that).
firefly
 
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2011 06:21 pm
@ossobuco,
That dog Ragman mentioned was probably the Komondor
http://www.5stardog.com/gallery/images/Komondor/18521263847L.JPG
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_aIkrr_2Qfyg/SPLw3na1whI/AAAAAAAAATw/W-HtEuDrkmo/s320/komondor-dog.jpg

The Puli has a similar type of coat, osso, but it is a much smaller dog than the Komondor.
http://www.dogguide.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/46286091_cffdfb2a38.jpg
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2011 06:29 pm
@firefly,
Pulis (pulies? please?) are similar. I mentioned them since I think I saw a photo of some in contention at the Westminster show. But, true, it could have been a Komondor.

I'm guessing Mame's thin dog might have been an afghan or a borzoi..
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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2011 07:40 pm
@Ragman,
The Komondor IS NOT a "designer breed" Its an ancient guard dog that predated even the Great Pyrenees for herd protection against wolves. It was brought to Hungary almost 1000 years ago . They are not, fastidious about their appearance and when you see one at Westmisnter, believe me, it takes days to get em looking like that. They are otherwise coated in mud and theor dreds are all caked with sheep **** and mire. That how they prefer to live, right in with the sheep. They actually bond with them and the dreds take up the scent . Many a wolf's last thought was "Holy ****, this sheep isnt gonna arrgghh!"

http://www.5stardog.com/dog-breeds-komondor.asp
Mame
 
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2011 08:33 pm
It was the Westminster Dog Show - Alex only remembers the Saluki, the Yorki, and other semi-common ones, but man, there were a lot I didn't know. Here's the link : http://www.westminsterkennelclub.org/

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