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Discussion in 'General Forum' started by sophos34, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. colorlesscliche

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    I loathe cats, and dislike dogs IRL. I don't mind pictures.
     
  2. Renee May 20, 2020
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    Renee

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    What makes you all feel how you do about animals?
    (Just baked and curious)
     
  3. Mr. Serotonin

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    N&N
     
  4. colorlesscliche

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    Cat, in my opinion are just useless. At least a dog is a loyal companion. But I'm allergic to cats and some dogs, so in general I just tend to stay away. I've always had a dog my whole life until I was divorced and now that I don't have any animals, you realize how freeing it is.
     
  5. Marx&Recreation

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    “Useless” lol wtf you shouldn’t expect any animal to serve a “use”
     
  6. DarkHotline

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    I don't like big dogs, mostly because a lot of them I've come across are untrained by their owners and I really don't like a big animal trying to jump on me.
     
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  7. Mr. Serotonin

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    That's not totally true. Some people want a guard dog or a seeing eye dog or a dog to sniff out drugs and explosives.
     
  8. colorlesscliche

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    From Wiki;

    Dogs can serve people in many ways. For example, there are guard dogs, hunting dogs, herding dogs, guide dogs for blind people, and police dogs. There are also dogs that are trained to smell for diseases in the human body or to find bombs or illegal drugs. These dogs sometimes help police in airports or other areas.
     
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  9. iCarly Rae Jepsen

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    We'll see who's useless when the mice attack
     
  10. Marx&Recreation

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    I didn’t say animals couldn’t serve a use. I said you shouldn’t expect them to, and therefore the implication made by colorlesscliche - that the enjoyment you derive from an animal such as a cat can or should only come to it being in some way “useful” - is absurd
     
  11. OhTheWater

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    Yeah, my dog has a use. Shittin and pissin
     
  12. colorlesscliche

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    So then why own an animal at all??
     
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  13. Renee

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    Sometimes a judgemental looks is 100% called for
     
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  14. Marx&Recreation

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    Because they are cute and (usually) soft and fun to have around? I wouldn’t really consider “companionship” a use as you seemed to imply, especially compared to all the other functional uses you quoted from Wikipedia, but is that not why most people get any pet? For a buddy? Why is that not good enough?
     
  15. Dinosaurs Dish

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    Exactly. If their only “use” is to be a fun friend then that’s more than enough.
     
  16. angrycandy

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    this is a weird argument

    pets shouldn't need a use for you to love them
     
  17. Mr. Serotonin

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    Yeah you should. If you're blind or live in a rough neigborhood or if you're a cop or a farmer or work in airport security, etc.
     
  18. Mr. Serotonin

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    Hahah most of the time, if you're getting a pet you're just getting them for companionship. I get that. But you can also buy them for specific uses as well and there isn't anything wrong with that either.
     
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  19. Ken

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    My dog likes to eat all of the peanut butter in my house... that's a use, right?
     
  20. Mr. Serotonin

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    I dunno Ken, where's he lickin' the peanut butter from?
     
  21. Ken

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    His Kong.
     
  22. Mr. Serotonin

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  23. Marx&Recreation

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    That is just very clearly beyond the purview of what I’m talking about here lol
     
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  24. Wharf Rat

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    i like dog
     
  25. Mr. Serotonin

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    lol it's just the problem with using blanket statements i guess
     
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