are they equal? - just wondering.. I have a poll on one of my hubbs about this and response there has been interesting so I thought i would ask here in the forums - not trying to get traffic - but it has turned out to be a rather unique question..so...whatdaya think?
As much as I love my pets and animals, humans should always come first. If you can't afford to feed, cloth, and house yourself, then you really can't afford a pet.
Now, I have met some people who have sold their houses in order to afford cancer treatments for their dogs, but I don't think that's how it really should be. You should put yourself first.
Again, I'm a big animal lover, and I've done a lot for my dog, especially after she was diagnosed for cancer. I just don't think I could do sell my house, no matter how much I love my dogs.
Humans obviously - but I once spent a whole lot of money saving my cat. And I was pretty cheesed off every time someone said 'are you mental - it's just a cat. Get another one'
AWW :S I adore adore adore my cats. big mama (the eldest cat I have) she is the QUEEN. if she is sleeping on my blanket i dont bother to move her lol even if im cold, we help her up and down the stairs, we even have her own messager... i know its silly but shes been with my family for 12 years of course we love her. if she would be sick... i would do anything in my power to help. Pets are family.
My family and I were told the same thing with MIA.
Folks should keep such opinions to themselves. Your money's your own. I wasn't worsening anyone's life by saving Sully. I was ceratinly making mine better by saving his. And I'd do it again if need be.
And when i get my new cat, I'll have a savings account with money in it, just in case.
I take it your dog is still with you? Albeit on treatment? Kudos for standing by your principles - and your dog.
To you too WW - pets are family
I believe it is a general instinct among all animals to give higher priority to members of their own species. I don't think we should do any different there.
Animals, I would say. We were blessed with evolution and with that we can do whatever we want with it. It seems like we evolved to not only better our own lives, but to be protectors of the animals who often wouldn't be able to protect themselves against things like extinction. Sadly, some do nothing but hurt the animals which we have risen from.
All life is equal. And every animal, including humans, prefer to save their own to preserve their existence.
I do. I have many. I wrote a hub about him. It will be a love affair until one of us shuffles off our mortal coil. Unfortunately he's in the UK and I'm in Portugal.
I was going to bring him over but - the injury he sustained was after I'd moved, and Sully kept trying to find his way back to where we previously lived. I daren't bring him 1200 miles.
But the good news is I'm going to be seeing him in two weeks Plus I get photos of him from back home (and shurrup anyone who thinks that's sad - I don't care, I adore him) ...
Ouch pgrundy! And double ouch at the fact you don't have the money to pay to find out. Rest, anti-inflammatories and you know - if you start to find breathing becomes real hard, you should get checked out no matter what. It can mean it's a bad fracture and your lung is also injured. Take care - seriously!
Thanks fd. That's what I found online too--just take it easy and if breathing gets bad get help. So I've been reading all day.
I do love my dog. But God he's big and heavy.
Then you found great info. Too many falls from horses and a few kickings in my youth - never actually had one but that's what they (medics) always expected to find. They like to share details I don't always like hearing.
Anyway I text my sister to be sure
Maybe.. but it seems to me to be a hell of alot more interesting of a debate than the religous crap -
Absolutely.ANIMALS! they were here first, they'll be here last
I'm with the 'humans are animals' folks.
My dog jumped on top of me yesterday and bruised my rib though. Or fractured it. I don't know because I can't really afford to find out, but I looked it up online and they don't do anything anyway except charge you for an x-ray.
It hurts like a futhermucker. Hurts to move, hurts to breathe.
Man's best friend my ass.
love animals, love humans but prefer some animals to humans, they have more compassion and depth. smiley, smiley
Animals are more loving usually. Humans are more wary about that.
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