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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 02:01 PM
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Why is it so much easier to love our four-legged friends than other humans? nt
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Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 02:05 PM
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1. They don't talk back and you don't have to cook for them. n/t
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 02:14 PM
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6. Yup.
And if they do begin to speak, you have a bigger problem than just other people.
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cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 02:20 PM
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11. Actually
I DO cook for my dogs. I make their food for them.

Started during the pet food scare and saw such a change in my 12 year old, that I have continued doing so...She is like a new dog.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 02:37 PM
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16. Clearly you do not own cats
My cats talk back to me and although I don't have to cook for them I'm expected to feed them at a certain time, certain brand and mixed a certain with dry food, wet food and Evita's teeth food.

And even though I can't speak Meowese I can tell when those 2 furballs are talking back with their tone of meowing
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 02:38 PM
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17. delete
Edited on Mon Jun-11-07 02:40 PM by LynneSin
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Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 03:25 PM
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25. I do have two cats...and two dogs. The cats ignore me. nt
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cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 02:06 PM
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2. They can't talk?
No seriously, they are just love wrapped up in fur (credit for that to another poster in another thread).

They are uncomplicated, they live for the love you give them, they are always happy to see you, they would give their life for yours.

What's not to love?
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 02:07 PM
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3. Two words; unconditional love n/t
:)
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AggieGal Donating Member (635 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 02:18 PM
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8. That is the best part of having a pet
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AggieGal Donating Member (635 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 02:19 PM
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10. dupe, sorry
Edited on Mon Jun-11-07 02:19 PM by AggieGal
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Zoigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 02:07 PM
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4. They love us

unconditionally despite our faults, bad moods, etc.
They are loyal beyond all reason.
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 02:09 PM
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5. They're not hypocrites; they're honest. n/t
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AggieGal Donating Member (635 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 02:17 PM
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7. Animals don't put you on ignore
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Courtesy Flush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 02:34 PM
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15. Cats do n/t
But they're still easy to love
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 02:19 PM
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9. Vicariously hunting rodents through my cat connects me with my inner Mitt Romney
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 02:57 PM
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22. lol
:thumbsup:
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Rob H. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 02:30 PM
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12. One thing I love about my parents' cats
is that it doesn't matter how long you're gone, whether it's 15 minutes or three hours, they're always excited to see you when you come back.

They're good listeners, too. :P
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 02:32 PM
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13. They still cuddle
When you are reeking of beer and cigarettes and can only open one eye at a time.

:hi:
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 02:33 PM
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14. because they love unconditionally n/t
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 02:39 PM
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18. Because they go for the stupid cheap fucking laugh.
And it makes me want to puke.
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 02:57 PM
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23. I know what you mean.
I once puked from laughing too hard. :hug:
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 02:40 PM
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19. That depends heavily on which human we're talking about. -nt
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 02:41 PM
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20. Because the spoken word never comes between you and your love.
:)
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 02:46 PM
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21. I understand that very much as well....
:hug: :hi:
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regularguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 03:23 PM
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24. I find it easier to love other humans.
:shrug:
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MedleyMisty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 04:31 PM
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26. Humans suck
Edited on Mon Jun-11-07 04:32 PM by sleebarker
My cats don't hate each other based on fur color or their current place of residence or what reproductive organs they have. My cats don't torture and kill each other. My cats aren't wilfully ignorant or hateful or evil. They are good and innocent.
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-12-07 07:31 AM
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28. Humans are so into oneupmanship. It seems to me that gets into so much

interpersonal interaction.
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 04:42 PM
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27. Their dominance games aren't subtle...
...or the ones that affect us aren't, and they aren't capable of inventing the convoluted plots we inflict on each other. Makes 'em seem like little angels, and they might as well be.
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