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  1. taahahmed

    taahahmed
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    Hey OP, try to reach out to people and ask around on social media to see if anyone wants to adopt your kitty. Given your cats living space and anxiety issue, it would be best if he or she was given to a family who would be able to provide more space and support.
     
  2. astro

    astro
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    Look at the post I was responding to with "wow". If you can't see why that was deserved I really don't know what to say.

    And yes, I have owned a cat before.
     
  3. ____

    ____
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    “I'll just end up making him feel neglected. So I need some advice on what's the best possible way to disown a pet.”

    This, to me, sounds benevolent. Sorry if I read it incorrectly. If I seriously couldn’t look past the rest of it and got stuck on the word “disown”, how would I make it through life?

    Edit: I just find it hilarious how people seem to latch onto some insignificant “mistake” and can’t get past it just to shame someone. No different than when people post a “etcetera” topic in gaming by mistake, and the first 50 people instead of responding to the topic, instead feel they HAVE to point out that it’s in the wrong section instead of just answering the damn question. Two wrongs make for terrible ass thread discussion that could easily be a non-issue if members here responded like they had sense instead of knocking each other over to prove how much better they are than OP because “they didn’t create a flawless OP.”
     
  4. platypotamus

    platypotamus
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    Where you live OP? I could maybe take in a cat..
     
  5. Mr. Fantastic

    Mr. Fantastic
    Member

    don't trust this person OP, it's clearly a hippo in disguise
     
  6. SABO.

    SABO.
    Member

    Its a cat... put out a bowl of food/water and let it be.

    Or put up an adoption ad.
     
  7. Kalmakoffee

    Kalmakoffee
    Member OP

    Indiana
     
  8. Avitus

    Avitus
    Member

    It's a cat. This doesn't really add up.
     
  9. chrisPjelly

    chrisPjelly
    Member

    It's clearly a duck, what are you talking about?
     
  10. psychbat

    psychbat
    Member

    I could've replied to any of your posts saying "wow" without any pretext. I chose this one.
    And how long have you owned a cat?
     
  11. FUME5

    FUME5
    Member

    I look forward to you maverick influence breaking this terrible mold.

    EDIT

    quelle surprise at the alt account tag.
     
  12. Akira86

    Akira86
    Member

    this sounds like what a parent would say.

    OP is legit trying to break up with his cat based on convincing words from mom.
     
  13. Disown isn't a hard word to change either. And it has an extremely negative connotation to it. As does abandon. I'm sorry I take words at their meaning.

    At no point does he say. "How do I find it a better life" or have any kind of affection for it. He wants it gone and that's it. That's how it reads in the OP.

    And as stated there are many who have taken it in this way. Maybe tell the OP to use better sentence structure first. It is his job, after all, to get his intent across to us. He's the one that made the thread. He had no obligation to do it. So if he can't give us all the details or makes it ambiguous to his actual intent. The fault is on him.
     
  14. Gouty

    Gouty
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    I wonder how a cat that’s spent two years in a single room with a turd thats unfit to care for a rock would develop anxiety issues?

    Get off the fucking internet and give your cat to anyone on earth thats 14 years old or older.
     
  15. Mr. Fantastic

    Mr. Fantastic
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    this thread has compelled me to go look for my finicky little feline fucker and give him a hug

    escalatedquickly.gif
     
  16. Valkerion

    Valkerion
    Member

    Other comments aside, and if its really such a big deal to take care of a cat... that has been living in a single room?

    Make flyers at your college and job saying its up for adoption. Should be easier to get interest, as well as social media. Don't give it to a random kill shelter or complete stranger. Sounds like its a normal cat too, so... just give it to a person who wants to take care of it.
     
  17. this is not how you take care of a cat at all.
     
  18. Mr. Fantastic

    Mr. Fantastic
    Member

    OP did you at least spay/neuter the cat before banishing it to your room for two whole goddamn years

    pls respond
     
  19. Kalmakoffee

    Kalmakoffee
    Member OP

    He is neutered
     
  20. astro

    astro
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    Only one post said wow. The post that was responding to the person who went on some crazy rant about me being OP's alt. you really going to double down on this, you can't see how "wow" was appropriate to that?

    I don't consider keeping a cat as owning, actually. The cat owns you.

    And my cat died. I haven't had another pet since.
     
  21. Mr. Fantastic

    Mr. Fantastic
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    thats great, well relieved to hear that

    edit: follow up question, if he cant leave your room where does he relieve himself?
     
  22. ____

    ____
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    What an insufferable rigid mindset. Couldn’t be me. *shrugs*
     
  23. Kalmakoffee

    Kalmakoffee
    Member OP

    Litter box in my room
     
  24. Ashlette

    Ashlette
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    Do you have any relatives that could hold onto your pet? I would not put him up for adoption.
     
  25. Mr. Fantastic

    Mr. Fantastic
    Member

    sheesh man, yeah you might be on to something sending it off to a better home. there's a couple of people in this thread who have offered, don't miss out on your chance.
     
  26. PlanetSmasher

    PlanetSmasher
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    I still think this is a sign that you need to work toward getting your own space. If your entire life is contained within a small room and the cat is trapped with you, that's not fair to you OR the cat.

    If you get yourself your own place (and, if you're working, you should be able to manage this), you could bring the cat with you, give it more space so it doesn't feel completely trapped all the time, and work to fight your depression without your parents giving you advice like "kill all your emotions and surrender your entire life to work".
     
  27. psychbat

    psychbat
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    Not sure if this counts as just once. Never have I stated that you only had to post "wow" but the inclusion of the word in placement of a simple explanation to how you think the people you reply to as wrong is extremely condescending. Not to mention that it implies that you think that people in this thread are stupid and lack your view of common sense. Also I don't really care about what you replied to, if you feel like you made the appropriate response then great. I don't agree with your rudeness and condescension and you certainly don't need me to agree with your response to justify it because it makes you look like you're second guessing.
    This is just nonsense.
    Not what I asked but I'm sorry to hear that.
     
  28. astro

    astro
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    Ok, so twice, but you can clearly see why the "wow" was justified in both instances.

    1. Two absurd comparisons. They're highlighted with quotation marks in the post you quoted
    2. Insinuating I'm OP's alt.

    but now you can see my "wow"s were appropriate, you're tripling down instead of admitting you made a bad judgement.. So I'd rather we leave this here...

    No, it's a playful response that many cat owners give. Doesn't sound like you have much experience with cats.

    You asked me " how long have I owned...", I told you I no longer own one.
     
  29. psychbat

    psychbat
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    Thrice (Yes, I'm counting). And you haven't even read what I said. I'm not doubling or tripling down on anything because I'm not calling out the content of their posts, I'm calling out your posts. Again, you're being a condescending know it all and want to look down on anyone who doesn't share your view on this matter.

    More like I don't have much experience with cat related humor.

    Yeah I know, that's why I phrased the word in a past tense.
     
  30. I've had to give up a cat before (my wife's allergies were killing her, literally) - after asking around family, friends, and facebook with no luck, we gave him to a no-kill shelter. He was adopted again a month or two later. It was not a fun experience. I still miss him.
     
  31. astro

    astro
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    Which is directly related to the content of their posts, they don't exist in a vacuum and remain resonable responses to the posts in question.

    Calling out people for being holier than thou and making absurd comparisons is not condescending.

    And it's quite ironic, really, considering the lecturing tone of your own responses to me.


    "How long have you owned a cat?" is not "how long did you own", it's present tense.
     
  32. Rayne

    Rayne
    Member

    Exactly. OP you need to be focused on getting your own space. (Do you have any friends that would be willing to take kitty temporarily?)
     
  33. Mr. Fantastic

    Mr. Fantastic
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    my cat owns nothing but his litter box and everything in it, he's way down the hierarchy in my house. the husky rules all and takes no prisoners.
     
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  35. psychbat

    psychbat
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    Reasonable? In what regard? Because I have yet to see any reasonable non-condescending posts from you in this thread. I'm not just talking about the ones that include the word "wow" either.

    Nope. This is ironic. The fact that you don't see yourself as condescending and continue to see others who disagree with you as wrong and some who happen to share your viewpoint as right.
    And what did you expect? Someone was bound to call you out on your posts, I'm just surprised it was me.

    That's why I rephrased the question to past tense. wow
     
  36. astro

    astro
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    Honestly? Wow.

    Also the irony of your posts is staggering me.

    Can we please drop this?
     
  37. args

    args
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    • User warned: inappropriate drive-by
    BBQ
     
  38. psychbat

    psychbat
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    Yeah these are the kind of posts you have made in this thread. Nothing of substance and you could have simply said "NUH UH YOUR WRONG" and there would be very little difference in what you've said.
    Just YOU'RE WRONG without saying why they're wrong. In the future, do not be surprised when other people call you out on your condescension. I'm done. wow
     
  39. astro

    astro
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    Thank you.
     
  40. Mr. Fantastic

    Mr. Fantastic
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  41. Mike D

    Mike D
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    OP, find an ERA member in your area willing to take him in. Good luck.
     
  42. Clay

    Clay
    Member

    People offended by animal neglect have far better ways to spend their time than shaming a stranger for doing right by their cat. Unreal that anyone who has the time to scold forum posters thinks they’re in a position to preach about their superiority.

    Hope youre not taking the criticism hard OP. If you feel you’re not taking care of the cat it’s in its best interest to try to find it a better home. Obviously. In the grand scheme of things getting a pet and finding out later you don’t have time to care for it isn’t particularly damning to your character.
     
  43. Rendering...

    Rendering...
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    1. Buy a pizza.
    2. Attach a small hang glider OR unicycle to your cat.
    3. Hire an NFL player to frisbee the pizza into orbit with your cat watching.
    4. ???
    5. Profit
     
  44. Burrman

    Burrman
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    • User warned: inappropriate drive-by
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  45. Mr. Fantastic

    Mr. Fantastic
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    *readies popcorn*
     
  46. TAH3145

    TAH3145
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    A necessary step to growing up is not abandoning a living creature to die.

    You mentioned living with your parents. How would you feel if they kicked you out and told you a necessary part of growing up is not living at home with your parents?
     
  47. Hecht

    Hecht
    Welp Administrator

    Can you guys calm down, you know, a bit? Stop going after each other. Either discuss the OP/thread or don't post.

    EDIT: And cool it with the animal abuse "jokes."
     
  48. astro

    astro
    Member

    Finding a new home for your cat is not abandoning a creature to die.
     
  49. Keep your cat.
    They really don't require a lot of upkeep.
    Just feed them and keep their box clean.
    Stop thinking of yourself.. You made a commitment when you got your cat!
     
  50. GoldenEye 007

    GoldenEye 007
    Roll Tide, Y'all! Member

    Take it to a no kill shelter. This isn’t hard.
     
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