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January 21, 2012 8:30 PM
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I hope you read this question with sarcasm.


what's sarcasm?

i've lived my whole life and never heard that word. i'm not going to bother to look it up though. that sounds like work.
  9983019
January 21, 2012 8:31 PM
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How do you feel about people who give their pets human names like Max or Pete?
What about people who dress up their pets in clothes or Halloween costumes?
Or let them eat table food and sleep in their beds?
What about the people who treat their pets like children?


What's your opinion?

My dog sleeps in the bed with me.... that way if anyone breaks in during the night, they'll be face to face with a big black barking object in the dark. His name is also Gabe, a people name... although he doesn't normally eat table food or wear a Halloween costume. As long as it's not abuse, who cares?


I hope you read this question with sarcasm.


Yep.


Gabe is awesome.


Thanks! This is true.
  10247369
January 21, 2012 8:31 PM
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I'm confused about one thing. Goofy vs. Pluto. Explain that. How is one an anthropomorphic dog and the other is decidedly canine?


No matter what, it's just not fair that Goofy had to wear pants, while Pluto ran around naked!
  2754497
January 21, 2012 8:32 PM
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How do you feel about people who give their pets human names like Max or Pete?
What about people who dress up their pets in clothes or Halloween costumes?
Or let them eat table food and sleep in their beds?
What about the people who treat their pets like children?


What's your opinion?


My dog sleeps in the bed with me.... that way if anyone breaks in during the night, they'll be face to face with a big black barking object in the dark. His name is also Gabe, a people name... although he doesn't normally eat table food or wear a Halloween costume. As long as it's not abuse, who cares?


Wait..... he did wear antlers for Christmas.
  10247369
January 21, 2012 8:32 PM
I think all of that is fine, I dont have any children of my own and maybe I will never be able to, so my hubby and I have animals, I call my rats babys and I spoil the heck out of them

that being said I thought this post was going to be about how PETA wants to treat an animals right the same or better the a humans, I think we should treat animals humanly but humans are more important then animals when it comes down to it
January 21, 2012 8:32 PM
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I hope you read this question with sarcasm.


what's sarcasm?

i've lived my whole life and never heard that word. i'm not going to bother to look it up though. that sounds like work.


>:O
*forever alone*
January 21, 2012 8:32 PM
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I hope you read this question with sarcasm.


what's sarcasm?

i've lived my whole life and never heard that word. i'm not going to bother to look it up though. that sounds like work.


want me to look it up for you?
  15450978
January 21, 2012 8:33 PM
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I hope you read this question with sarcasm.


what's sarcasm?

i've lived my whole life and never heard that word. i'm not going to bother to look it up though. that sounds like work.


If only they had a font! It'd make it so much easy to understand and detect!
January 21, 2012 8:34 PM
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I hope you read this question with sarcasm.


what's sarcasm?

i've lived my whole life and never heard that word. i'm not going to bother to look it up though. that sounds like work.


If only they had a font! It'd make it so much easy to understand and detect!


Good news: they DO!

Bad news: it's wingdings.
  9983019
January 21, 2012 8:35 PM
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How do you feel about people who give their pets human names like Max or Pete?
What about people who dress up their pets in clothes or Halloween costumes?
Or let them eat table food and sleep in their beds?
What about the people who treat their pets like children?


What's your opinion?


One of my dogs names is Toby, definitly a human name. the other is Mesa, which isn't. Toby loves his clothes, he has a Poison t-shirt a Rush t-shirt and a black Devildriver hoodie, he loves them all. Whereas Mesa doesn't like to wear shirts, she seems confused when I try to put them on her. So I don't. They both get the occasional bits of table food, they both love carrots! I think its a nice treat. but they the little treats in their own bowls not off my plate. Toby sleeps in the bed with us when he wants to, or on the floor if he wants, Mesa sleeps in her crate in the bedroom. My point is it completely depends on the dog, my dogs each have their own personalities and limits. Also yes, I consider them both my kids, because I am a 21 year old college student, and love having something to take care of, yet am definitly not ready for kids. so I think pets are a great middle step. I do not see anything wrong with the way I treat/take care of either of my dogs, they are both happy and healthy.
  15866579
January 21, 2012 8:35 PM
Everybody is different. Some people are more drawn to animals that have human qualities, others like their animals to be purely animal. If I like my dog to bark and eat out of a dish on the ground, that's MY preference. If you like your dog to sit at the table and use cutlery and a napkin, that's YOUR preference. To each his own.
  10647495
January 21, 2012 8:36 PM
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How do you feel about people who give their pets human names like Max or Pete?
What about people who dress up their pets in clothes or Halloween costumes?
Or let them eat table food and sleep in their beds?
What about the people who treat their pets like children?


What's your opinion?


Haha I love human names on pets, I dislike giving animals names that you wouldn't give a child just because they're an animal, what feels more stupid calling for "Mike" or calling for "Cuddles"? (Not judging people who prefer those sort of names, it's all personal preference).
I don't think it's right to dress up animals, but that's maybe because of a few things I've seen, namely a cat with a collar (what's wrong with collaring a cat, absolutely nothing). We has a cat, collared him (with a bell collar) since he kept catching birds at night and we were hoping the bell would wake up the bird before the cat got up the tree, well watched him scratching himself one day, hind leg got stuck in his collar and he broke it. Now in my head if a collar can do that, imagen what a jacket/coat thing could potentially do. Once again not my cup of tea.
As for eating at the table, big no no for me, animals shouldn't be fed at the table or given scraps off the table whilst people are still eating, that's because I think it encourages them to beg whilst you eat since they get accustomed to being given nibbles off the table when you are eating so don't understand why when you have guests over they're not getting any.
Sleeping in beds I don't care about, it's a bed, if you don't want the animal in there keep the door shut, otherwise expect the animal to find your bed and make it theirs.
And I won't bother commenting on people who treat their pets like children since I'll probably say something that will upset someone else on that subject, each to their own.

Finally can't help but laugh that OP thought up this after the male and female threads haha clever one :D
  13251094
January 21, 2012 8:36 PM
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canines should be free to choose thier lifestyle and not be fit into a traditional breed role
That's so offensive!
Shame on you - BULLY!laugh laugh laugh
January 21, 2012 8:37 PM
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I think all of that is fine, I dont have any children of my own and maybe I will never be able to, so my hubby and I have animals, I call my rats babys and I spoil the heck out of them

that being said I thought this post was going to be about how PETA wants to treat an animals right the same or better the a humans, I think we should treat animals humanly but humans are more important then animals when it comes down to it


I'm sorry, did you say "rats"?
  10647495
January 21, 2012 8:39 PM
My pups are named Precious and Cuddles but they are in every way part of the family. They sleep on the couch, on the bed, on the floor, where ever they want. I think pets should be treated like a family member, not shunned to one room of the house or put in a crate because they have company...that is mean and people like that shouldnt have pets. Dogs and other pets give unconditional love, listen to you and don't judge you and are there to cheer you up when you are sad....they are awesome! They bring smile and joy into my life everyday. I love them so much that I dogsit as a lil business because pets should be able to stay home when they cant go on vacation with you, they shouldnt be brought to a boarding place.
  11572512
January 21, 2012 8:40 PM
I love my pets but I think it is ridiculous when people value animals of humans.
  13910860
January 21, 2012 8:40 PM
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if an irish setter wants to be a purse dog, LET HIM. who are we to judge?

My sis in law has a newfy dog that thinks he's a lap dog.
January 21, 2012 8:40 PM
I think a human name gives them dignity. I have seen people name their dogs things like B.A. for badass, chevy, blunt, I mean, really awful names. I have names my pets Sabrina, Molly, Madison, and Rocky.

And I think it's wonderful to let your dog sleep with you and dress them up if that's what the owners want to do. It hurts no one, and the dog is very much loves. I would rather see a dog over loved than abused or neglected. Kudos to all animal lovers!
Edited by 30yearssincebikini On January 21, 2012 8:41 PM
January 21, 2012 8:40 PM
I couldnt care less what other people name or feed their dog.
My peeve is when i walk into someones house and it smells like dog. or there is dog hair every where. its like...do they NOT smell the stinch?! do they LIKE having pet hair all over their clothes, and well....EVERYTHING?!

I won't even go to my dads house because of this. I cant walk in the front door without being covered in dog hair. and even if im only there 2 seconds i come out smelling like dog. its disgusting!
January 21, 2012 8:40 PM
I have 3 cats and 3 dogs and I love them more than I love most humans. Unconditional love, both ways.
January 21, 2012 8:42 PM
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I couldnt care less what other people name or feed their dog.
My peeve is when i walk into someones house and it smells like dog. or there is dog hair every where. its like...do they NOT smell the stinch?! do they LIKE having pet hair all over their clothes, and well....EVERYTHING?!

I won't even go to my dads house because of this. I cant walk in the front door without being covered in dog hair. and even if im only there 2 seconds i come out smelling like dog. its disgusting!


Those are both things you get used to. I have two very hairy dogs and I vacuum everyday and still cant leave the house without dog hair all over me.
  15866579
January 21, 2012 8:44 PM
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I couldnt care less what other people name or feed their dog.
My peeve is when i walk into someones house and it smells like dog. or there is dog hair every where. its like...do they NOT smell the stinch?! do they LIKE having pet hair all over their clothes, and well....EVERYTHING?!

I won't even go to my dads house because of this. I cant walk in the front door without being covered in dog hair. and even if im only there 2 seconds i come out smelling like dog. its disgusting!


I hate it when I'm out somewhere and someone smells like straight up cat piss.
January 21, 2012 8:45 PM
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My siamese absolutly refuses to wear her christmas sweater.....just sorta falls over with her ears back.

Same as our kitty cat!! She thinks she owns us!! :P
January 21, 2012 8:46 PM
My dog's name is Charlie and at Christmas we put her in an old dress that had belonged to my daughter and took pictures. I don't feed her table food though because I don't want her to get sick and I don't really let her sleep on the bed, though I have only recently forbid her from the couch. I don't know. My mom empty nested and got a puppy and calls it my sister. It's a little silly but it makes her happy.
  7030416
January 21, 2012 8:46 PM
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I couldnt care less what other people name or feed their dog.
My peeve is when i walk into someones house and it smells like dog. or there is dog hair every where. its like...do they NOT smell the stinch?! do they LIKE having pet hair all over their clothes, and well....EVERYTHING?!

I won't even go to my dads house because of this. I cant walk in the front door without being covered in dog hair. and even if im only there 2 seconds i come out smelling like dog. its disgusting!


I hate it when I'm out somewhere and someone smells like straight up cat piss.

Yes. That is equally disgusting. Or maybe a tad bit more...either way...EH! I like smelling like laundry soaps or pretty perfumes...not animals who havent been bathed in months. gross.

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