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  1. 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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    2. DoomUK

      DoomUK

      A pet memorial blog turns into an animal euthanasia discussion. I'll bite.

      People have such a profound relationship with their pets - sometimes equaling, or even exceeding the profundity of their relationship with other humans - that they understandably get defensive over the thought of putting any animal down over something that is technically treatable. Pets are, as every pet owner will say, part of the family.

      What's interesting is that these emotions are usually bound to a mammalian pet; cats, dogs, horses, ferrets et cetera. 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. Even bird lovers are more of a mixed bag when it comes to their feelings towards their pets.

      Why is this? Dogs, as smart as they are, don't come close to the cerebral abilities of even the stupidest human. Cats, horses and such are much further down the scale. As all of these animals are loved equally by their owners, it's difficult to imagine that it's all relative to how intelligent the given animal is.

    3. Khorus

      Khorus

      DoomUK said:

      Even bird lovers are more of a mixed bag when it comes to their feelings towards their pets.


      Are you thinking of aviary canaries or something here? My red tailed black cockatoo, who's falling asleep on my shoulder as we speak, has another 70+ years of living left so this is a pretty long term relationship. :P

    4. DoomUK

      DoomUK

      Khorus said:

      Are you thinking of aviary canaries or something here? My red tailed black cockatoo, who's falling asleep on my shoulder as we speak, has another 70+ years of living left so this is a pretty long term relationship. :P

      I did say a mixed bag. Some birds are thought of more fondly than others.

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