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Dem Agog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-08-04 07:07 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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