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The "what's On Your Mind?" Thread -2019

Discussion in 'The Cat Lounge' started by kashmir64, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. Willowy

    Willowy TCS Member Top Cat

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    Ah. Well, historically, men were always free to have mistresses and beat their wives, so it's better that they cut each other loose rather than play those games.

    I don't think children are considered more disposable now. I know a lot of older people whose siblings were dumped with a different family and they never saw them again. My grandpa's brother got dumped at some point (in the '30s), given to relatives who treated him like trash because he wasn't their biological kid, but they eventually took him back, unlike some families.

    And kids are treated SO much better now.

    At any rate, I dispute the idea that people are worse now, to animals or humans. There's a fair amount of evidence to the contrary.
     
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  2. Alicia88

    Alicia88 TCS Member Top Cat

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    Well, for a more positive topic, here are some pics from Aedan's birthday party!
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  3. Alicia88

    Alicia88 TCS Member Top Cat

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  4. kashmir64

    kashmir64 Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    And here I feel guilty and about an 1" big because I won't let my dog on the bed. Old man Beagle lost a canine and he bled all over my white comforter. Washed it with Oxy and it came right out, but I'm not letting him back up until he quits bleeding. My blanket looked like a massacre happened.
    I feel guilty for putting him in his bed, and people are out there beating and burning their pets. What is wrong with people?!
     
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  5. Lari

    Lari TCS Member Top Cat

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    I felt guilty for making Lelia wait 15 minutes for playtime on Wednesday so that I could eat a small dinner after a long day and time at the gym, and she was confused why it was playtime and we weren't playing.

    And yet, as you say, there are people who will actually abuse their animals without a second thought. I don't get it either.

    PS @Alicia88 - Happy 1st to Aedan! Looks like he's enjoying it.
     

  6. kashmir64

    kashmir64 Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    @Alicia88 , it seems like 6-7 months ago you told us you were pregnant. Are you sure he's 1 today. Wow
    Give him a hug for me.
     
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  7. lalagimp

    lalagimp TCS Member Top Cat

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    I am full of the itis.
    Gastroenterologist says esophagitis and gastritis and took two samples for biopsy, and pcp says bronchitis.

    Woo!
    The general anesthetic was way better than the last one at the wisdom tooth removal.
     
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  8. Alicia88

    Alicia88 TCS Member Top Cat

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    Heck, I sat down and sat on Connor's tail and felt horrible.
     
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  9. Alicia88

    Alicia88 TCS Member Top Cat

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    I'm having a hard time believing it, too. Where did the time go?
     
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  10. Willowy

    Willowy TCS Member Top Cat

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    He's so cute!

    Haha, there's a picture of me at that age, sitting in a high chair with blue frosting smashed all over my face just like that! I'll see if my mom can find it and then see if I can figure out how to post it.
     
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  11. Graceful-Lily

    Graceful-Lily TCS Member Super Cat

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    Wow, that must have been so fun to clean up after!
     

  12. Alicia88

    Alicia88 TCS Member Top Cat

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    LOL, it was a cheap dollar tablecloth and it caught most of the mess so it went in the trash. Baby went straight to the tub and I used our sprayer showerhead to rinse as much off him as I could, then gave him a bath. And John handled the high chair. So it wasn't too terribly bad.
     
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  13. di and bob

    di and bob TCS Member Top Cat

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    As long as society gives these horrible animal abusers a slap on the hand instead of real punishment, like mandatory jail or a huge fine, they will continue to prey on the helpless. I think laws should be passed that make abuse/torture a felony. I think their pictures should be plastered all over every newspaper along with pictures of what they did too. They should be known as predators, because if you think they stop at animals, think again!
     
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  14. kashmir64

    kashmir64 Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    In Arizona, it's a class 5 felony.
     
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  15. kashmir64

    kashmir64 Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    Do you listen to that 'relaxing' music sometimes to fall asleep? You know, the ones with whales/birds/rain/chirping crickets and other sounds in the background of soft synthetic music.
    You're in bed, nice and warm and cozy, with a dog under the blanket against your back, a cat under the blanket against your tummy and another cat on top of the blankets on your legs. Then the rain segment comes on, and you think "Thanks, now I have to pee".
     

  16. Katie M

    Katie M TCS Member Top Cat

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    Mom was cleaning out a room when she found an old cat toy-just a little lion that chirps when batted. She gave it to Charlie and Selene-a few bats later, and they're hyper as all get out :flail:
     

  17. Willowy

    Willowy TCS Member Top Cat

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    A Class 5 felony is basically nothing. Plus it's really hard to get a conviction in animal abuse cases. They always have some excuse like "the dog growled at my kid!" and they tend to be let off.
     
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  18. kashmir64

    kashmir64 Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    I realize that. However, it used to be a class 6 felony and it was found out that judges were dropping the charge to a misdemeanor with basically a slap on the hand and some probation. Lawmakers changed it in Feb. last year so that it now carries a 1 year prison sentence as well as fines.
    If they find judges are still letting people off, they will probably change it to a class 4. Az is not putting up with animal cruelty. Unfortunately, a lot of it slips through the cracks.
     
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  19. Graceful-Lily

    Graceful-Lily TCS Member Super Cat

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    Has anyone heard of the Mandela effect?
     

  20. NewYork1303

    NewYork1303 TCS Member Top Cat

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    Yes. Why?
     

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