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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-24-06 11:03 AM
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20. So what's the alternative?
Edited on Fri Feb-24-06 11:04 AM by SoCalDem
Because the last person to die (of a couple) who has no family member they trust with their sweet pet(s), should just let the paramedics/whoever just drop their precious pet off at the shelter?

I see nothing wrong with writing something into your will that expresses your wishes about your animals who outlive you.

Our case is classic.. We have these cats, you see...Our son who lives a few blocks from us, happens to be allergic to cats and shares a home with 3 other people right now. He will have his own home in the not too distant future, but even then, he could not take our babies in.

One son lives in Northern Calif, and has two sweet cats of his own, but unfortunately heis wife is not a pet person, and is not looking at their cats' aging as all that bad of a thing. :(

Our other son lives in Seattle, and has enough trouble taking care of himself, without havig to take on our pets.

The cats who will likely outlive us, are the ones that I scooped up, still in their sacs with placentas attached, after their 'mom' deposited them like easter eggs, all over the yard. I was the one who washed the ants off and cut their cords..cleaned out their mouths, and bottle fed them..I AM the only real Mom they have ever known..

Why should their lives come to an abrupt end at a shelter just because their 'mom' happened to be an OLD mom, instead of a young one?

We are not the kind of people who would "leave it all to the cats", but I would certainly try to have advance homes in mind for them, and would gladly provide some soret of financial "help" to someone who would continue to love and care for these critters I tried so hard to save :)
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  -Wills that include your pets? DaveTheWave  Feb-24-06 06:38 AM   #0 
  - Not Alone  REP   Feb-24-06 06:40 AM   #1 
  - Awww!  DaveTheWave   Feb-24-06 06:49 AM   #2 
     - They're a Great Group  REP   Feb-24-06 06:55 AM   #3 
  - i'll do that for my next animals.  xchrom   Feb-24-06 07:07 AM   #4 
  - That's heartbreaking  DaveTheWave   Feb-24-06 07:13 AM   #5 
     - yeah -- i think our companions need a break.  xchrom   Feb-24-06 07:27 AM   #6 
     - Rescue dogs actually get worse  China_cat   Feb-24-06 07:43 AM   #7 
        - I saw it on TV  DaveTheWave   Feb-24-06 08:24 AM   #8 
           - I wasn't disputing that they get  China_cat   Feb-24-06 09:25 AM   #11 
              - You said you do this type of work?  DaveTheWave   Feb-24-06 09:27 AM   #13 
                 - My breed of choice is often trained for  China_cat   Feb-24-06 09:42 AM   #16 
  - Coming up next on "Why They Hate Us"...  Deep13   Feb-24-06 08:29 AM   #9 
     - If you have made an animal a part of your family, it deserves to be cared  Coventina   Feb-24-06 09:07 AM   #10 
     - "deserves"? People get attached to their pets and consider them...  Deep13   Feb-24-06 09:27 AM   #12 
        - Humans are animals.  Coventina   Feb-24-06 09:32 AM   #14 
        - Yes, and our moral code is a product of our primate instincts.  Deep13   Feb-24-06 10:51 AM   #18 
        - Pets are domesticated animals  Nikia   Feb-24-06 09:44 AM   #17 
           - People can do what they want with their money, of course.  Deep13   Feb-24-06 11:00 AM   #19 
              - Well, I hope you don't do anything "frivolous" with your money.  Coventina   Feb-24-06 11:08 AM   #23 
     - I sympathize with those people  DaveTheWave   Feb-24-06 09:38 AM   #15 
     - Poor people take better care of their animals because they...  Deep13   Feb-24-06 11:05 AM   #21 
        - Very good, I respect your opinion  DaveTheWave   Feb-24-06 11:10 AM   #25 
     - So what's the alternative?  SoCalDem   Feb-24-06 11:03 AM   #20 
        - "precious pet "  Deep13   Feb-24-06 11:07 AM   #22 
           - That's why you must plan ahead  SoCalDem   Feb-24-06 11:09 AM   #24 
           - I sure hope you are a vegetarian.  Coventina   Feb-24-06 11:10 AM   #26 

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