Single Status Update
I have just said goodbye to my old cat Tessie today. She had an injury from fighting a cat and a large abscess on her chest. She had an infection and the only thing that I could do was have her put down. This sucks; but I still have Bitney and her one kitten to play with so this is not as bad; but I feel bad today though. I need some cheering up.
I could have kept her and given her antibiotics; but she was not eating or drinking so it would have been too cruel.
A photo of Tessie: https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/209056_464174793666435_530746412_o.jpg.
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I did say a mixed bag. Some birds are thought of more fondly than others.
I still think it's an odd thing to say. I have 4 cockatiels and a galah in an outdoor aviary, and there used to be 2 budgies. Only one of those birds is tame, but it still really sucked when those budgies died after seeing them every day for ~9years.
I used to know a dude who owned about 30 canaries. As pets. When one of them died, he never used to care too much about it.
I suppose the sheer number of them had some effect on the loss of one of them, but even so. Even those people whose houses are filled with cats don't trivialise the death of any one of them. You see what I'm trying to get at, here?
I think you're generalizing and speaking from ignorance. I wouldn't be basing my opinion about what "people" think of their pets on those that own an excessive number.
I've never heard of anyone getting emotional over a sick fish, snake or scorpion, agonizing over what the best course of action might be. They just let nature take its course, and whatever happens, happens.