Do people get pets because they're bored with having money? (Why do people get pets?)

Nov 9, 2017
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"Pets are over-glorified when they are said to be more or equally important as humans."

"I would never allow an animal in my house."

I feel like there's a huge gap in your statements here. Like, on one end you're saying don't put your pet over your kid (I don't think anyone seriously would do that) and that makes sense but then your other statement just makes it sound like you simply despise pets on principle.
I don't despise pets. A few of my friends have pets and I play around with the dog or cats when I'm there.

But I would never want an animal in my house.

When I was single and my potential date would say they have pets, that would be a deal breaker for me. No matter how hot they were. I even prefered smokers over pet owners.

I personally find it disgusting when I see pets on sofa's or in beds, or on any house furniture. I would never be able to sleep in that house.
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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When I was living with a partner having a dog around was great. They're lovable and stupid and loyal, and walking them and playing with them with a partner was fun. But after being single, and having to take it to doggy daycare or whatever when I was at work, got to be taxing and it was stressing the dog. So I gave him away to a family that already had other dogs and kids so he was never alone.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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My condolences. Are you getting a third cat to provide companionship for the second cat?
Nope, we’re satisfied with our little prince and princess. They’re enough of a handful as it is, and provide each other (as well as my brother, mother, and I) with a suitable amount of company.

We’ll see what happens down the line. They’re seven years apart so if the big guy hangs it up sooner than expected, we may try to save another cat in order to fill the void. I hope that decision is a far ways off.
 

Buttzerker

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I don't despise pets. A few of my friends have pets and I play around with the dog or cats when I'm there.

But I would never want an animal in my house.

When I was single and my potential date would say they have pets, that would be a deal breaker for me. No matter how hot they were. I even prefered smokers over pet owners.

I personally find it disgusting when I see pets on sofa's or in beds, or on any house furniture. I would never be able to sleep in that house.
Big yikes
 

Buttzerker

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Eh, seems fair? Definitely not a yikes take. A lot of people are very particular about their hygiene.
That's fair but it's still going to be a big yikes for me. I'm not really judging him I just can't wrap my head around it because I grew up with animals everywhere a, I don't remember a single time before age 10 that we had less than 10 dogs. It just seems like part of life to me so the idea of not being able to tolerate one in your house is completely foreign to me
 
Jan 18, 2018
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I don't despise pets. A few of my friends have pets and I play around with the dog or cats when I'm there.

But I would never want an animal in my house.

When I was single and my potential date would say they have pets, that would be a deal breaker for me. No matter how hot they were. I even prefered smokers over pet owners.

I personally find it disgusting when I see pets on sofa's or in beds, or on any house furniture. I would never be able to sleep in that house.
Thank you, that was hilarious.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I don't despise pets. A few of my friends have pets and I play around with the dog or cats when I'm there.

But I would never want an animal in my house.

When I was single and my potential date would say they have pets, that would be a deal breaker for me. No matter how hot they were. I even prefered smokers over pet owners.

I personally find it disgusting when I see pets on sofa's or in beds, or on any house furniture. I would never be able to sleep in that house.
So, someone demanding you hand feed them isn't a deal breaker, but owning a pet is?

Different strokes for very different folks.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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I don't despise pets. A few of my friends have pets and I play around with the dog or cats when I'm there.

But I would never want an animal in my house.

When I was single and my potential date would say they have pets, that would be a deal breaker for me. No matter how hot they were. I even prefered smokers over pet owners.

I personally find it disgusting when I see pets on sofa's or in beds, or on any house furniture. I would never be able to sleep in that house.
I hope you tell your friends that their house is disgusting.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I don't despise pets. A few of my friends have pets and I play around with the dog or cats when I'm there.

But I would never want an animal in my house.

When I was single and my potential date would say they have pets, that would be a deal breaker for me. No matter how hot they were. I even prefered smokers over pet owners.

I personally find it disgusting when I see pets on sofa's or in beds, or on any house furniture. I would never be able to sleep in that house.

Do your friends allow their pets on their furniture?

Its intresting how different people are. I'd never date a smoker or someone who didn't want pets. Thankfully my husband loves animals as much as I do. Our 3 cats sleep on the bed every night and I wouldn't have it any other way.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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My mom and dad have a cat. When you are old and can't be as active as you used to, it's nice having a pet around to spend time with. It's not like they want more kids in the house at their age.

I wish we could have pets where we live, instead I have to make do with my plants and feeding the hummingbirds and owls outside. :)
 
Oct 30, 2017
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I would argue you (OP) are bored, and think way too much about what other people do with their money. I recently buried a 13 year old Pom we had, amazing dog. Tomorrow I'm picking up a mini Australian Shepherd and have never been so excited for a new pet. Most of my life pets were either my parents, or my wife's before we met, or just after. This is the first dog I've ever got on my own will that will primarily be for me (and the family, but he's my boy!)

Picking up tomorrow, named him Gambit.



 

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I would argue you (OP) are bored, and think way too much about what other people do with their money. I recently buried a 13 year old Pom we had, amazing dog. Tomorrow I'm picking up a mini Australian Shepherd and have never been so excited for a new pet. Most of my life pets were either my parents, or my wife's before we met, or just after. This is the first dog I've ever got on my own will that will primarily be for me (and the family, but he's my boy!)

Picking up tomorrow, named him Gambit.



HOLY SHIT HE IS PRECIOUS!!! What an absolute cutie.

I am so jealous. T_T
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I would argue you (OP) are bored, and think way too much about what other people do with their money. I recently buried a 13 year old Pom we had, amazing dog. Tomorrow I'm picking up a mini Australian Shepherd and have never been so excited for a new pet. Most of my life pets were either my parents, or my wife's before we met, or just after. This is the first dog I've ever got on my own will that will primarily be for me (and the family, but he's my boy!)

Picking up tomorrow, named him Gambit.



Your new puppy is super cute!
 
Eh, seems fair? Definitely not a yikes take. A lot of people are very particular about their hygiene.
Nah, definitely big yikes. Kismet just called a solid 90% of pet owners disgusting because they let them sit on the couch with them. I don't know anyone who doesn't do that - even when I go around friend's houses, the cat or dog'll often jump on the chair I'm sitting on and snuggle on my lap. In my own home I'll happily sit on the floor with my dog or she'll sit on the couch with me. We have covers for the chairs and stuff so she can't tear the leather by accident but that's as far as it goes.

It's just how it is with the furballs. I don't think I could ever be so distant with them as not to do stuff like that.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I don't despise pets. A few of my friends have pets and I play around with the dog or cats when I'm there.

But I would never want an animal in my house.

When I was single and my potential date would say they have pets, that would be a deal breaker for me. No matter how hot they were. I even prefered smokers over pet owners.

I personally find it disgusting when I see pets on sofa's or in beds, or on any house furniture. I would never be able to sleep in that house.
Well that is irrational as fuck.
 

Zoc

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Oct 27, 2017
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That's fair but it's still going to be a big yikes for me. I'm not really judging him I just can't wrap my head around it because I grew up with animals everywhere a, I don't remember a single time before age 10 that we had less than 10 dogs. It just seems like part of life to me so the idea of not being able to tolerate one in your house is completely foreign to me
Super yikes
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I don't despise pets. A few of my friends have pets and I play around with the dog or cats when I'm there.

But I would never want an animal in my house.

When I was single and my potential date would say they have pets, that would be a deal breaker for me. No matter how hot they were. I even prefered smokers over pet owners.

I personally find it disgusting when I see pets on sofa's or in beds, or on any house furniture. I would never be able to sleep in that house.
Fuck

Pray for kismet
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I have two dogs and I didn’t get them because “I was bored with having money”. I just love animals and they love to give that love back.

Whether it’s me, my wife or my daughter, we love walking in the door and seeing those tails wagging because to those little bundles of joy the greatest part of their lives just walked in the door and as a result they shower us with love.


OP needs a dog.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Kind of making a mountain out of a molehill. You get some dog food, supplies and you’re good for the most part. Take em to the spca once in a while for shots and stuff. It’s hardly putting anyone in the poor house.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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HOLY SHIT HE IS PRECIOUS!!! What an absolute cutie.

I am so jealous. T_T
Thanks, I'm stoked for sure. I've wanted a merle aussie for probably about 15 years but never really had the space to properly house one, nor the work/lifestyle to be able to exercise right. The stars, the tide or whatever all finally aligned so I'm diving in.

Your new puppy is super cute!
Thanks, I"m kind of biased but I totally agree lol. I've bought him so many toys already and am planning on getting him socialized and into some kind of training within the next few weeks. He's an aussie afterall, so he's going to be a challenge.

Didn't mean to derail the thread, but I'm like 18 hours from picking this guy up and had to post pics lol.

And I’m sure they will all say how those pets improve their standard of living. Love goes a long way.


Here my bundles of joy. Even put sheets on the couch for those who worry about hygiene.

I also have a lab/german shepherd mix who looks like yours, amazing dogs. Maybe the best chill, loyal kind of family dog for sure.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I also have a lab/german shepherd mix who looks like yours, amazing dogs. Maybe the best chill, loyal kind of family dog for sure.
Indeed. She’s so incredibly well behaved and friendly. Everyone who ever comes to the house loves her.

She likes everyone as well, although the pup can drive her nuts since they are total opposites. The lab likes to lounge and the Mini Schauzer is super hyper.
 

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Eh, seems fair? Definitely not a yikes take. A lot of people are very particular about their hygiene.
Hygienic reasons are to protect your health. I have never heard of a person who didnt suffer from asthma or specific pet allergies who got sick because of pets using furniture.

Smoke on the other hand... there have been more than enough studies that have shown that even passive smoking is dangerous for you. Be it cancer or other lung related problems.

If they are free roaming cats its different, as they may bring in worms or what not — even that may happen without cats too. Aristocats/inside only cats dont have those dangers.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I don't despise pets. A few of my friends have pets and I play around with the dog or cats when I'm there.

But I would never want an animal in my house.

When I was single and my potential date would say they have pets, that would be a deal breaker for me. No matter how hot they were. I even prefered smokers over pet owners.

I personally find it disgusting when I see pets on sofa's or in beds, or on any house furniture. I would never be able to sleep in that house.
If a woman approached me with your perspective, that would be a major deal breaker.
 
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Oct 28, 2017
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While that thread filled with people getting really angry about suits will always be peak Era to me, this thread is pretty up there
Nah the anti-pet people in here dwarf the anti-suit people in terms of raw disconnect from ordinary human experience and understanding. It's like they came down from another planet just to talk about how BEEP BOOP the humon social rituals do not compute BEEP BOOP.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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Indeed. She’s so incredibly well behaved and friendly. Everyone who ever comes to the house loves her.

She likes everyone as well, although the pup can drive her nuts since they are total opposites. The lab likes to lounge and the Mini Schauzer is super hyper.
I feel like this will be my life starting tomorrow.
 

onyx

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Dec 25, 2017
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I grew up with pets in the house but as an adult with my own house I've banned them. It's not like I don't like them it's just that I don't want to spend the time or money on one.
 
Dec 13, 2017
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I don't despise pets. A few of my friends have pets and I play around with the dog or cats when I'm there.

But I would never want an animal in my house.

When I was single and my potential date would say they have pets, that would be a deal breaker for me. No matter how hot they were. I even prefered smokers over pet owners.

I personally find it disgusting when I see pets on sofa's or in beds, or on any house furniture. I would never be able to sleep in that house.
Preach on brother. I've never been into a dog owner's home that didn't smell like dog. The thought of a bed smelling like dog because it sleeps there grosses me out. Cat litter boxes are pretty disgusting as well. It's literally a box with poop and pee in it. Oh and pet hair all over the place... yuck.

To me, the only pets that are acceptable in a home inhabited by humans are animals that live in their own container and never leave. eg: aquarium, terrarium etc.
 
Nov 9, 2017
478
My cousin has a bird. I thought it was cute and clean looking, until he told me that the bird flies around the house and poops everywhere. The poo's are very small, but still.

I don't think any pet is suitable for me. Fish will die after two days, I think.

My bf is my pet, I guess. He's very hairy and also loves it when I rub his tummy. I'm fine with that.
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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I don't despise pets. A few of my friends have pets and I play around with the dog or cats when I'm there.

But I would never want an animal in my house.

When I was single and my potential date would say they have pets, that would be a deal breaker for me. No matter how hot they were. I even prefered smokers over pet owners.

I personally find it disgusting when I see pets on sofa's or in beds, or on any house furniture. I would never be able to sleep in that house.
Mate, you're are overlooking the fact that the world is in fact disgusting. You're focusing on what impact a pet has on that whilst ignoring that everything is disgusting - which is fine by the way, we have pretty boss immune systems luckily

It makes about as much sense to swear off human contact than it does pet contact
 
Nov 9, 2017
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Mate, you're are overlooking the fact that the world is in fact disgusting. You're focusing on what impact a pet has on that whilst ignoring that everything is disgusting - which is fine by the way, we have pretty boss immune systems luckily

It makes about as much sense to swear off human contact than it does pet contact
It's true that we're surrounded by filth everywhere when we go outside. I have no power over that.

But I'm glad I can decide what happens in my house.