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Is it possible to love an animal?
4/17/2010 | Krankor

Posted on 04/17/2010 9:39:19 PM PDT by Krankor

Is it possible to actually "love" an animal- like a cat or dog? Any Freepers love their pet? How about those with non-traditional pets? Anyone love their cow, horse, snake or pig?


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To: Earthdweller
It's likely directly related to the need the animal has to be near us that draws us to them. It's rather ego driven, I suspect.a

Perhaps in some cases. However, a lot of altruism and unmet ego satisfactions must enter into loving many animals.

I have a wonderful dog whom I cherish and love. I also have another one who is pathetic and a real pain in the neck, but I love her nonetheless (though nowhere near as much as I love my main dog). And my horse can do nothing in the way of gratifying my ego, as she definitely doesn't love me, alone among all the horses I've had. But nonetheless I love her with the altruistic love of a mother, I pity her, and I do my best for her in all ways. I content myself with small gestures of concern on her part but she does not feed my ego with doglike behavior.

81 posted on 04/17/2010 11:35:33 PM PDT by ottbmare (I could agree wth you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: Krankor

I love cows...Especially the tenderloin portion...


82 posted on 04/17/2010 11:47:35 PM PDT by Iscool (I don't understand all that I know...)
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To: Krankor; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Bahbah; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...
Yes.


83 posted on 04/17/2010 11:48:18 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (FUBO! FUNP! FUHR! FUBS!)
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To: NavyCanDo

I know you will see your dog again. I was very lucky not to have to wait. It changed my life and my husband’s. If I explain it, you wouldn’t believe it - just as I wouldn’t have believed it a few years ago.


84 posted on 04/17/2010 11:50:08 PM PDT by Natural Born 54 (FUBO x 10)
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To: Krankor

I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons.

Will Rogers


85 posted on 04/17/2010 11:57:22 PM PDT by KDD (When the government boot is on your neck, it matters not whether it is the right boot or the left.)
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To: politicalamity; Age of Reason

I think Age of Reason mistook the boxers for pitbulls, and wanted to get his licks in...Unless you think boxers are unstoppable killing machines too, AoR?


86 posted on 04/17/2010 11:59:15 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: Krankor



Naaaaaa......don't love it at all. Sheesh.
87 posted on 04/18/2010 12:01:57 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Yep, Boxers are often mistook for pitbulls. Especially my Diego pictured. I was just going to ignore him.


88 posted on 04/18/2010 12:29:03 AM PDT by politicalamity
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To: politicalamity

You’re a more tolerant person than I am!


89 posted on 04/18/2010 12:40:51 AM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: kbennkc

That’s not love, the guy had no prior relationship with the horse. It was merely a “one night stand”...duh...


90 posted on 04/18/2010 12:45:00 AM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: Salamander; Slings and Arrows; Markos33; JoeProBono; humblegunner; Eaker; kanawa; ...
Jessica, the pet Hippo who sleeps with the family dogs:





Just waiting for that fateful moment when Jessica "snaps" and another tragedy occurs for the want of species specific legislation.

91 posted on 04/18/2010 12:52:08 AM PDT by shibumi (FReepMail me to get on the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: shibumi

Purina Hippo Chow?


92 posted on 04/18/2010 1:23:53 AM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Allegra

93 posted on 04/18/2010 1:33:38 AM PDT by shibumi (FReepMail me to get on the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: Blogger

All you said plus how hard you cry when you have to put one down.......and how they are missed...If someone started to abuse my dog, I would sure as hell fight for her.


94 posted on 04/18/2010 2:04:27 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: LongElegantLegs

I wasn’t “allowed”, our Irish Setter got out and it was my job to find her...Found her sitting in the middle of a quite busy street with both lanes of traffic stopped and she was shaking like a leaf...If I had to go get her and dodge traffic I would have...(even tho she did nip me a couple of times in the past. Was 12 at the time..That area in detroit is now expressway I-75 Now a days no one would stop, just run her over...


95 posted on 04/18/2010 2:16:05 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: Lurker

Amen..........


96 posted on 04/18/2010 2:17:13 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: Jay Howard Smith
I have this weird idea that no one will probably agree with..I found out when I had 5 rug rats and 1 sent one for a couple of days with grandma and grandma, even thou I still had 4 at home, the house felt empty...

I figured that when one person leaves the house their spirit also goes with them, the house if filled up with the spirits of all living in that house and we don't realize the spirit is there along with the physical person (or dog)

When Our animal is gone, the house has an spirit gone that we are use to having in the house...Thats the way even with a large family when one if off visiting...

We can somehow feel the spirit that lived there and is now gone

Does this make sense to anyone except me?

97 posted on 04/18/2010 2:32:08 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: Jay Howard Smith
I have this weird idea that no one will probably agree with..I found out when I had 5 rug rats and 1 sent one for a couple of days with grandma and grandma, even thou I still had 4 at home, the house felt empty...

I figured that when one person leaves the house their spirit also goes with them, the house if filled up with the spirits of all living in that house and we don't realize the spirit is there along with the physical person (or dog)

When Our animal is gone, the house has an spirit gone that we are use to having in the house...Thats the way even with a large family when one if off visiting...

We can somehow feel the spirit that lived there and is now gone

Does this make sense to anyone except me?

98 posted on 04/18/2010 2:40:08 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: jessduntno

Been grieving 25 years for one very special Dobermann...and I always will until I die.


99 posted on 04/18/2010 2:58:46 AM PDT by Salamander (Peter Steele of Type O Negative......1/4/1961-4/14/2010...RIP, Green Man....)
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To: BCR #226

Ditto.


100 posted on 04/18/2010 2:59:12 AM PDT by Salamander (Peter Steele of Type O Negative......1/4/1961-4/14/2010...RIP, Green Man....)
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