Our relationship with animals

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22/05/2012 at 13:45

I think pets can make a great companion but you have to realise that they're pets and need the rules and boundaries. I think you should only have a pet if you can take care of it and provide for it as it needs.

22/05/2012 at 13:48
Johnny Blaze wrote (see)
I believe man and fish can live together in harmony.

Me too!

http://www.drumnadrochit.info/businessimages/fish-and-chips.jpg

 

22/05/2012 at 15:23

If I see a dog out with its owner and the moment seems right I may stop and pet it. Though my feelings are  vaguely uncommitted, similar to "nice dog but why is it hanging out with people?"

When I am out on a run and I see a fox and they see me and stop, that to me is the relationship I prefer. Them over there we over there eyeing each other up over a gulf, then it runs off and I do too.

On occasion I cycle round Richmond park and last time the traffic had to stop for some deer to cross or not cross the road. Nature called a halt on our little lives and there was nothing we could do.

I basically have no desire to "know" or control animals at all, I could happly live in a country with wolves in the forests and bears in the woods. If I went for a run I would stay away from their patch and they would stay away from mine.As a kid I lived in area with Adders, there were signs saying stay away Adders. i stayed away.

Simples!

 

 

Edited: 22/05/2012 at 15:29
23/05/2012 at 15:38

call me soppy if you like but this quote says more about why I have a dog than I can - if you have a dog you will understand, if you don't you won't!

<span style="font-family: arial;">"He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds. He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea. He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being; by the way he rests against my leg; by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile; by the way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him. (I think it makes him sick with worry when he is not along to care for me.) When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive. When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile. When I am happy, he is joy unbounded. When I am a fool, he ignores it. When I succeed, he brags. Without him, I am only another man. With him, I am all-powerful. He is loyalty itself. He has taught me the meaning of devotion. With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace. He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant. His head on my knee can heal my human hurts. His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things. He has promised to wait for me... whenever... wherever - in case I need him. And I expect I will - as I always have. He is just my dog."
- Gene Hill

23/05/2012 at 15:58

I love my dog he loves everyone....

except today when he runs,unsee, into the garden with a bag of cardboard , and shredded said cardboard all over the lawn

23/05/2012 at 16:02
Emmy_bug wrote (see)

I think pets can make a great companion but you have to realise that they're pets and need the rules and boundaries. I think you should only have a pet if you can take care of it and provide for it as it needs.

Same with kids!

23/05/2012 at 16:14

this is probably going too far though with anthropmorherwhatsitting (can't spell it either!)

http://gal.patheticcockroach.com/var/albums/humor/Attention_dog_guardians.jpg?m=1297371735

 

23/05/2012 at 17:40

The last dog brought into my house stank the place out. A day of air fresheners and febreeze followed. My sister has dogs which she brings along to fart their stuff.

Companionship and a few years of picking up dog shit. 


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