things that are making you happy

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by globetrotter, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't get this? Why? It is like being mad at somebody because they didn't adpot a child and instead had one of their own. When it comes to animals people get so fucking retarded.
     


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    err... no it's not exactly the same. you're adopting in both cases
     


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    By buying from a dog breeder, you support a model that breeds more dogs/cats for money, while at the same time every time large amounts of animals (millions?) have to be put down in shelters because they can't find a home. Not saying that I agree wholeheartedly with the people who criticize JayJay, but I can understand why they feel the way they do.
     


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    Been out of pocket for a little over a week so I just didn't bother to keep up with this thread until this morning. Looks like lot of good things happening to folks. Pio rockin' the new house. KurtS90 is going to take remedial English this summer. Stichy saw a Bentley.

    Just got back from a mediocre vacation, so it's nice to get back in the office.
     


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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    welcome back big skipper :slayer:

    try not to do too much work. :)
     


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    Lots of pure-breeds wind up in shelters. I've adopted Maine Coons and Russian Blues from the SPCA, since I'm not going to show or breed them I don't really care if they come with a pedigree.

    My impression is that many lines of pure breed dogs have the genes for a variety of congenital ailments, such as hip dysplasia, heart defects, etc., that mongrels are less likely to carry. When I was a kid we bought several English Cocker Spaniels from a local breeder, and two out of three of them went blind due to a congenital disease. Because of that, I'd be very wary of buying a pure-breed at this point.
     


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    I think you are right in many cases about the congenital ailments in pure breeds.

    I've never adopted an animal from a shelter. The moggies all adopted me and the dogs were usually given to me as puppies or strays/dumps that were hanging around my mothers work place. The only dog I ever paid for was the Springer, the Dobby was a gift from a breeder, he was too big to show.
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Congenital ailments would be why we picked Syberians for our new trio of cats. A "natural breed," meaning they are as found naturally, and very healthy in general. Also, cute as can be. In case folks forget just how cute our guy Devin was as a kitten:

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    Kawaii!
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    thats one cute little pussy.
     


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    Beautiful kitten.
     


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    Maine Coons are notoriously difficult to live with like a purely raised dog.

    Yeah some dogs are bred for looks and then there's dog who are bred with health and skill in focus my ol Bearded Collie was pretty much ready to go herd sheep, it used to heard the children in the family so they didn't run of.

    Pure-breeds that end up in a shelter is due to bad breeders, who focus on money and not finding the right owners, I had to be screened to get my current dog and it was only due to how the dog and I interacted she let me get it.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like bengal cats and munchkin cats.
     


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    My Maine Coon has her idiosyncrasies but generally she's a sweety.
     


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