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Dem Agog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-08-04 06:07 PM
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3. Absolutely not!
George Carlin was dead on. In fact, we call our 2 cats and our dog our "little tragedies" after seeing George's routine!

Irony for you - my first cat had to be put to sleep the day after I watched the HBO Special with George Carlin referring to pets as tragedies waiting to happen. It was one of the toughest days of my life, and I've had close family members die. Still, I never held close family members in my arms while the vet administered the euthenasia...

Another good piece, speaking of euthenasia, is David Sedaris' "The Youth in Asia". I laugh through tears every time I hear that one.

Having lost a dear pet of nearly twenty years (I had him since I was a child) I can say that the heartbreak is worth it. Love for one's pet is so pure that the anguish is quickly replaced by warm, loving memories. And then the next pet, who will never replace the one lost, but who will add onto the experience of unconditional love...
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  -Was G. Carlin too harsh when he said that a pet is a tragedy in waiting? MrScorpio  Nov-08-04 06:04 PM   #0 
  - Oh yes.  peasfreak   Nov-08-04 06:05 PM   #1 
  - Yep. Same with love in relationships.  Worst Username Ever   Nov-08-04 06:05 PM   #2 
  - Absolutely not!  Dem Agog   Nov-08-04 06:07 PM   #3 
  - If we acted on that thought and never had pets  marshallplan   Nov-08-04 06:08 PM   #4 
  - It is.  hippiechick   Nov-08-04 06:09 PM   #5 
  - Very worth it.  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-08-04 06:09 PM   #6 
  - Yes, it is worth it. For the period of time that they are in your life...  Misunderestimator   Nov-08-04 06:12 PM   #7 
  - Very Well Worth It  Crisco   Nov-08-04 06:13 PM   #8 
  - So, worth it.  PollyH   Nov-08-04 06:17 PM   #9 
  - OH most definately  the Princess   Nov-08-04 06:18 PM   #10 
  - Maybe brutally honest  donheld   Nov-08-04 06:19 PM   #11 
  - Yes it is!  calico1   Nov-08-04 06:21 PM   #12 
  - Definitely worth any pain of loosing them....  Daisey Mae   Nov-08-04 06:22 PM   #13 
  - absolutely. Our hearts got broken when we lost one last year who was only  AZDemDist6   Nov-08-04 06:24 PM   #14 
  - Another way to look at it.  Pithlet   Nov-08-04 06:24 PM   #15 
  - I can't believe I'm going to quote the Queen  Book Lover   Nov-08-04 06:26 PM   #16 
  - Rescue a pet  Wols   Nov-08-04 06:26 PM   #17 
  - Yes,Yes,Yes! And this is from someone whose heart is....  lgardengate   Nov-08-04 06:26 PM   #18 
  - Geez, use a different phrase than "doggie bomb" please  messiertom   Nov-08-04 06:27 PM   #19 
  - Oh, absolutely! It is practically the only way I can think of loving  Gloria   Nov-08-04 06:39 PM   #20 
  - Oh yes  metis   Nov-08-04 06:39 PM   #21 
  - It's worth the price of the eventual pain...  Rowdyboy   Nov-08-04 06:53 PM   #22 
  - Harsh? No. Realistic? oh gods yes  arcane1   Nov-09-04 12:07 AM   #23 
  - George Carlin is my president  Blue_Tires   Nov-09-04 12:11 AM   #24 

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