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BS: The Real Story Behind Our Pets

Rapparee 08 Aug 11 - 10:04 AM
Midchuck 08 Aug 11 - 10:50 AM
GUEST,Eliza 08 Aug 11 - 10:58 AM
Jack the Sailor 08 Aug 11 - 01:58 PM
Becca72 08 Aug 11 - 02:23 PM
GUEST,Eliza 08 Aug 11 - 02:39 PM
gnu 08 Aug 11 - 05:54 PM
Anne Lister 08 Aug 11 - 06:03 PM
Charley Noble 08 Aug 11 - 07:59 PM
Mrrzy 08 Aug 11 - 11:34 PM
John P 09 Aug 11 - 09:07 AM
McGrath of Harlow 09 Aug 11 - 02:08 PM
lefthanded guitar 09 Aug 11 - 03:12 PM
Becca72 09 Aug 11 - 05:40 PM
Little Hawk 09 Aug 11 - 06:01 PM
SINSULL 09 Aug 11 - 07:14 PM
catspaw49 09 Aug 11 - 07:26 PM
keberoxu 22 Apr 20 - 02:12 PM
Donuel 23 Apr 20 - 07:42 AM
An Buachaill Caol Dubh 23 Apr 20 - 08:08 AM
Senoufou 23 Apr 20 - 08:23 AM
Sandra in Sydney 23 Apr 20 - 08:44 AM
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Subject: BS: The Real Story Behind Our Pets
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Aug 11 - 10:04 AM

Adam and Eve said, 'Lord, when we were in the garden, you walked with us every day. Now we do not see you any more. We are lonesome here, and it is difficult for us to remember how much you love us.'

And God said, 'I will create a companion for you that will be with you and who will be a reflection of my love for you, so that you will love me even when you cannot see me. Regardless of how selfish or childish or unlovable you may be, this new companion will accept you as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of yourselves.'

And God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam and Eve.

And it was a good animal and God was pleased.

And the new animal was pleased to be with Adam and Eve and he wagged his tail.

And Adam said, 'Lord, I have already named all the animals in the Kingdom and I cannot think of a name for this new animal.'

And God said, 'I have created this new animal to be a reflection of my love for you, his name will be a reflection of my own name, and you will call him DOG.'

And Dog lived with Adam and Eve and was a companion to them and loved them.

And they were comforted.

And God was pleased.

And Dog was content and wagged his tail.

After a while, it came to pass that an angel came to the Lord and said, 'Lord, Adam and Eve have become filled with pride. They strut and preen like peacocks and they believe they are worthy of adoration. Dog has indeed taught them that they are loved, but perhaps too well.'

And God said, 'I will create for them a companion who will be with them and who will see them as they are. The companion will remind them of their limitations, so they will know that they are not always worthy of adoration.'

And God created CAT to be a companion to Adam and Eve.

And Cat would not obey them. And when Adam and Eve gazed into Cat's eyes, they were reminded that they were not the supreme beings.

And Adam and Eve learned humility, and they were greatly improved.

And God was pleased.

And Dog was happy.


And Cat . . .

. . .didn't give a shit one way or the other.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Real Story Behind Our Pets
From: Midchuck
Date: 08 Aug 11 - 10:50 AM

True, but...a cat DOES give a shit. Often.

Peter


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Subject: RE: BS: The Real Story Behind Our Pets
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 08 Aug 11 - 10:58 AM

Lovely story, Rapparee LOL. Cats all have different personalities, as we do. Some give a shit and others don't. But animal companions are wonderful to have. Can't imagine life without some creature at my side (apart from my husband of course, who generally DOES give a shit, bless him!)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Real Story Behind Our Pets
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 08 Aug 11 - 01:58 PM

Do they give a shit?

Or take one?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Real Story Behind Our Pets
From: Becca72
Date: 08 Aug 11 - 02:23 PM

My cats give a shit. I am "She who turns on the water faucet" which they all prefer to drinking from a bowl.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Real Story Behind Our Pets
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 08 Aug 11 - 02:39 PM

Last year one of my cats learned how to turn on the kitchen tap, and we had to put a bowl over it at night. (We're on a water meter!)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Real Story Behind Our Pets
From: gnu
Date: 08 Aug 11 - 05:54 PM

Hahahahahahaa. Thanks, I needed that.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Real Story Behind Our Pets
From: Anne Lister
Date: 08 Aug 11 - 06:03 PM

I've heard a version of this before but I think I prefer this one. Although we have a cat who in many ways behaves more like the "Dog" of this tale, who loves us unconditionally and clearly DOES give a shit. Or several shits, even.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Real Story Behind Our Pets
From: Charley Noble
Date: 08 Aug 11 - 07:59 PM

Nicely told!

But I'm not going to retell it to our cats.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: The Real Story Behind Our Pets
From: Mrrzy
Date: 08 Aug 11 - 11:34 PM

And then there's this...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Real Story Behind Our Pets
From: John P
Date: 09 Aug 11 - 09:07 AM

Dog's diary:
"Someone came to the door today and I barked and barked 'cause they might have been dangerous, and we went to the park and I peed! I smelled stuff and then I pooped!!! I peed some more!! Food! They gave me food and I chased a duck. Your shoe tastes really good!"

Cat's diary:
"Day 459 of my imprisonment:"


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Subject: RE: BS: The Real Story Behind Our Pets
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 09 Aug 11 - 02:08 PM

Humans have dogs for pets. Cats have humans.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Real Story Behind Our Pets
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 09 Aug 11 - 03:12 PM

A dog looks at its owner and thinks - you feed me,you keep me safe and warm in your home ,you take care of me when I'm sick, and you give me love and admiration and affection. You must be God.

A cat looks at its owner and thinks- you feed me, you keep me safe and warm in your home, you take care of me when Im sick , and you give me love and admiration and affection.

I must be God.

And personally........ I much prefer the cats.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Real Story Behind Our Pets
From: Becca72
Date: 09 Aug 11 - 05:40 PM

Amen, Left.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Real Story Behind Our Pets
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 Aug 11 - 06:01 PM

I've had Dachshunds who thought they were God. Or Napoleon. Or something along that line.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Real Story Behind Our Pets
From: SINSULL
Date: 09 Aug 11 - 07:14 PM

I love my kitties - silly bunch - but I really miss Seamus.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Real Story Behind Our Pets
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Aug 11 - 07:26 PM

Having a new rescue who is trying to adapt to our five cats and learning that cats rule.....this is of course funnier than hell by being completely true!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: The Real Story Behind Our Pets
From: keberoxu
Date: 22 Apr 20 - 02:12 PM

Having no pets, I envy those of us Mudcatters who have them.

I hear that there has been an increase in
adoptions of rescue animals from shelters
in order to relieve human isolation
during the restrictions of the pandemic requirements,
is there any truth to this?

How are your companion animals
faring during the stay-at-home,
shelter-in-place compliance?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Real Story Behind Our Pets
From: Donuel
Date: 23 Apr 20 - 07:42 AM

The cats check in twice a day on Zoom.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Real Story Behind Our Pets
From: An Buachaill Caol Dubh
Date: 23 Apr 20 - 08:08 AM

My wee Muckie is gazing out of the window with a puzzled expression, I assume because things are so quiet. Mind you, he always has quite a puzzled expression, though I have tended to see it as "amiable". So glad the original post has been revived, too; had heard the one about "feeding" and different beliefs about God before, but not the Biblical origin of the Best Friend. Woof!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Real Story Behind Our Pets
From: Senoufou
Date: 23 Apr 20 - 08:23 AM

Rescue Cat MickeyPickey/Sam the Skull (officially 'Spirit') diary:-

Got up at dawn, moseyed over to Senoufou's house. Pooed and weed among her flowers. Sat on The Bench for two hours until the lazy woman got up at 6am. Gobbled up her proffered dish of Purina best cat food and a small bowl of milk.
Noticed BinkyWinky, stupid female thing, in the back garden. Jumped on her, bit and scratched her idiotic face. Got shooed away by Senoufou (silly woman). Had to go back across the road to my rescue owners, with their three dogs and three other cats. Hate it there, no peace and only dry biscuits to eat.
Will mosey over again to beg her pardon and say sorry. Stupid woman loves me and will forgive me no doubt about that!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Real Story Behind Our Pets
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 23 Apr 20 - 08:44 AM

Years ago someone posted the story of the creation of the world, how Cat finished up creating central heating so she would be warm & then realised she needed people to open doors & close the door & open the door & close the door & ...

Sometime after reading that I saw Cat in action at a singing session - the person nearest the door had to get up to let her out & let her in again & let her out ...

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: The Real Story Behind Our Pets
From: Donuel
Date: 23 Apr 20 - 10:38 AM

In my neighborhood people walk their cats, without a leash of course.
The cats always lag 10 or 20 meters behind and require some pleading and begging to catch up every now or then. The humans usually also have a dog leading the whole procession.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Real Story Behind Our Pets
From: Donuel
Date: 23 Apr 20 - 01:05 PM

They say that pets are good for your blood pressure and immunity system. Scientists needed maany other conditions to compare and after a year they found that pets are good for your health but no more than people with a Mercedes and no pets.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Real Story Behind Our Pets
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 24 Apr 20 - 05:02 PM

We were watching Dire Straits video from 1988 with Eric Clapton in the band, through which our greyhound was sleeping until EC played a very shrill solo, at which point said hound raised her head and pricked up her ears!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Real Story Behind Our Pets
From: keberoxu
Date: 26 Apr 20 - 08:57 AM

The cats, during the shelter-in-place restrictions,
must wonder what has got into their humans.


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