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Atheist Ailurophiles

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Comment by Plinius on June 19, 2013 at 12:49am

Hi Sk8eycat, I understood the problem. My fundie family had the same lovely xtian view on animals - that they're here as food and tools for mankind and nobody needs to think about how the animals feel. So my point is; even if you grow up among the barbarians, you can still think for yourself.

Here puppy mills are prohibited, but there are always illegal breeders busy, or illegal imports going on. Sensible people get their animals from the animal protection shelters or from a litter they have seen themselves. Or you can buy an animal with a pedigree from a certified breeder. The cats that lived with me were always from the category: "Come with me, for no one else will take care of you." And they took care of me.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 18, 2013 at 11:18am

Chris, the problem with the Amish (some, anyway) is that they don't CARE. Puppy/kitten mills are an obscene business, and they are legal in the USA...licensed by the Department of Agriculture, but very rarely inspected.

They buy dogs (mostly females) that are AKC registered, and then breed them to AKC registered males as often as possible till they die. All you have to do to register a litter of puppies is fill out the forms and mail them to the AKC. Nobody checks to see if the puppies OR the dam and sire are healthy, or are kept in clean kennels with plenty of space...and fed well.

Chris, I know you don't live in the US, and I don't know if this ghastly pet-breeding business goes on in Europe, but if anyone who is reading this sees "AKC Registered" puppies (especially the latest fad breed) for sale in a "pet store," please do NOT buy anything in that establishment. Not even a bag of kibble.  The puppies are registered, but they are likely to have genetic defects, and won't live very long.

Here in Southern California we have shut down several pet stores that got their "merchandise" from puppy mills, and we have also convinced other stores to either stop selling live animals altogether, or allow non-profit rescue organizations bring dogs, cats, bunnies, etc. in one or two days a week for people to adopt.

Okay.  Sermon over.  For now.

Comment by Plinius on June 18, 2013 at 6:28am

The more you love them, the more pain when they're ill and die. Some people even say that they won't take a cat again, because it hurts so much. I took other cats up till now. And all the nine cats I had to take to the vet for their last painkiller seem to stay with me - that is... I see their faces in things that remind me of them, I can still hear their jokes and laugh about their pranks.

Comment by Kosak Grabovsky on June 18, 2013 at 4:41am

Lost a 14 year old cat that i had from a kitten last year. Know the pain.

Comment by Plinius on June 18, 2013 at 12:15am

The Amish could say what I said when I heard that animals are not allowed in heaven: "If they don't go to heaven, I don't go either."

Don't feel guilty, Sk8eycat! It's a very hard decision, and you must do it. But don't postpone too much, you know how cats hide their pain. I'm thinking of you.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 18, 2013 at 12:10am

Ruth, what a SWEET face on that ORNJ & white kitteh!  I wanna hug him/her.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 17, 2013 at 11:56pm

Loren, where is "Heaven"?  I thought it was here, now, and with my cats. 

When a friend of mine was a child, she walked out of a Sunday school class, and refused to ever go back when the teacher told them that animals have no souls, so their pets couldn't go to heaven when they died.  Ya think that's why the Amish feel no guilt about their ghastly puppy and kitten mills?

I have one sick cat right now, and I'm feeling guilty because it's so difficult to tell when it's "time."  He still wants to eat, but he's having a hard time chewing and swallowing; I started feeding him Gerber's (meat only) yesterday, and he seems to like it.  So far. And he still has enough energy to trot through the house when he sees me with a dish of food in my hand.

But I am an emotional mess.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 17, 2013 at 7:28pm

Comment by Loren Miller on June 15, 2013 at 10:03pm

How you behave toward cats here below determines your status in Heaven.
-- Robert A. Heinlein, To Sail Beyond the Sunset

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 15, 2013 at 8:28pm

The kitten with two faces died.

"... cats and other animals with this condition typically die young. Duecy’s brain function was likely compromised in some way, says Lyons."

 

 

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