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Humane Society Ad. (just sad)
Vanity | 10/18/2009 | Vendome

Posted on 10/18/2009 7:49:37 AM PDT by Vendome

Just saw another ad by the Humane Society. They do wonderful work and help animals who have been abandoned or treated cruelly.

I hate these ads, not for their poor taste, they are actually done well and are a needed message about treating animals with love and humanely.

What bothers me about the ads is the starkness of the cruelty man exacts on an animal who loves unconditionally and is always happy to see you.

They don't care what kind of day you had or how much money you make. The're always happy when you walk in the front door.

And yet there are humans just so sick, they would beat, starve or maime an animal, so they can exert their power over an animal who has no defense and will still love.

Is this love a sign of God, who loves unconditionally no matter your faults or defects?

I am forced to turn away when these ads run as my eyes well up with tears.

I cannot believe someone would do the things to these animals who would love you and do what you want. They are your friend and want nothing more than to be your companion, fulfill a void you didn't know you had and entertain you.

The pictures they show disgust me and I am not able to conjure up any qualification for the horror of the cruelty I see.

I smile at my pets to let them know yes, I was only gone 2 minutes and I am back. Sorry you missed me.

I smile at my pets to let them know I don't care what they do, they are just so damn cute and beautiful.

I smile at my pets when the want to play retrieve.

I smile at my pets when they do their natural job and run toward the street after a squirrel and then upon my command sit or heel. I then hug them for being so good and alive.

I smile at my pets for some of the dumb things they do because well... it's funny and amazing.

I smile when they bug me to scratch them and then watch as they go into some weird frenzy and I imagine them saying "Oh! Thank you. You have no idea how good that feels. Do it some more".

I smile because they are my responsibility and I love taking care of them, even if they want me play with them all the time.

I smile because they are God's gift to me and I know I must provide them love and care that will give them a healthy life and enliven their spirit.

Thanks for letting me rant.


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Just saw another ad by the Humane Society. They do wonderful work and help animals who have been abandoned or treated cruelly.

I hate these ads, not for their poor taste, they are actually done well and are a needed message about treating animals with love and humanely.

What bothers me about the ads is the starkness of the cruelty man exacts on an animal who loves unconditionally and is always happy to see you.

They don't care what kind of day you had or how much money you make. The're always happy when you walk in the front door.

And yet there are humans just so sick, they would beat, starve or maime an animal, so they can exert their power over an animal who has no defense and will still love.

Is this love a sign of God, who loves unconditionally no matter your faults or defects?

I am forced to turn away when these ads run as my eyes well up with tears.

I cannot believe someone would do the things to these animals who would love you and do what you want. They are your friend and want nothing more than to be your companion, fulfill a void you didn't know you had and entertain you.

The pictures they show disgust me and I am not able to conjure up any qualification for the horror of the cruelty I see.

I smile at my pets to let them know yes, I was only gone 2 minutes and I am back. Sorry you missed me.

I smile at my pets to let them know I don't care what they do, they are just so damn cute and beautiful.

I smile at my pets when the want to play retrieve.

I smile at my pets when they do their natural job and run toward the street after a squirrel and then upon my command sit or heel. I then hug them for being so good and alive.

I smile at my pets for some of the dumb things they do because well... it's funny and amazing.

I smile when they bug me to scratch them and then watch as they go into some weird frenzy and I imagine them saying "Oh! Thank you. You have no idea how good that feels. Do it some more".

I smile because they are my responsibility and I love taking care of them, even if they want me play with them all the time.

I smile because they are God's gift to me and I know I must provide them love and care that will give them a healthy life and enliven their spirit.

Thanks for letting me rant.

1 posted on 10/18/2009 7:49:38 AM PDT by Vendome
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To: Vendome

I have to look away when these commercials are on. It breaks my heart.


2 posted on 10/18/2009 7:51:08 AM PDT by submarinerswife ("If I win I can't 't be stopped! If I lose I shall be dead." - George S. Patton)
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To: Vendome

I turn the channel. I can’t stand it. I LOVE animals.

What makes me sad is how human beings that know better, treat God’s wonderful animals in this way. I would no like to be them when they stand before Him and account for their miserable lives. God will serve out perfect justice.


3 posted on 10/18/2009 7:52:46 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Vendome

Hugs your way.

You are not alone.


4 posted on 10/18/2009 7:53:49 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Vendome; MizSterious; Kokojmudd; brytlea; Darnright; Sensei Ern; sangrila; rattrap; dervish; ...

Woof

Are these HSUS ads?
If so, they have an agenda beyond just helping animals.


5 posted on 10/18/2009 7:55:07 AM PDT by kanawa
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To: Vendome

I hear you...I tear up at those as well and cannot understand why people are so sick! I have to leave the room or turn the channel, if I don’t I’ll cry all day. My heart is broken at the inhumane treatment people can do to the innocents.


6 posted on 10/18/2009 7:55:52 AM PDT by seeker41 (CULPRIT CHINESE COMPANY INFO.)
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To: Vendome

Unlike us, dogs see their Gods everytime they look at our faces. There are no purer souls than litle children and pets. I too find it hard to read stories of animal abuse and torture.

But then, similar things happen to little children, everyday, around the ocuntyr and world. And yes, those little children die loving the parents who abuse and kill them and society protects those murderers in the name of compassion.

As a species, if there is an involved higher power, His plan is mysterious because I am somewhat surprised we are allowed to continue


7 posted on 10/18/2009 7:56:50 AM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: Vendome

I do agree with you although I would like to add that it would be nice to see commercials against abortion. women and their doctors killing unborn children is far worse than anything a human does to an animal as sad as it is.


8 posted on 10/18/2009 7:59:35 AM PDT by Free Per the Constitution
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To: Vendome

I don’t go to the humane society any more. The fees are too high. Now I get all my meat at the grocery store.


9 posted on 10/18/2009 8:00:11 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Vendome

I can’t watch those ads. Too much heart hurt. Too painful.


10 posted on 10/18/2009 8:00:31 AM PDT by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: seeker41

I am really bothered by the one that was on a few minutes ago and I turned away but the vision of those poor things has me on the verge of tears.

I holding them back but, it just so awful and now that I posted this It’s making it worse.

I have no capacity for understanding or explaining that kind of cruelty.

I think maybe I should have let it go and not posted. Now I feel like crap and it’s a nice sunny day.


11 posted on 10/18/2009 8:00:49 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Vendome

Criminy, this is gonna be a chick thread. I apologize for my last post. I’m outa here.


12 posted on 10/18/2009 8:01:08 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Vendome

....I live in a poor rural county with no leash laws...the explosion of dogs and cats is quite literally eating some people out of house and home....we have a pretty good animal control dept but there’s more pets than there are people willing to adopt....it’s getting pretty bad....oh and BTW it’s not just small animals...we’re seeing more horses&mules/sheep&goats.


13 posted on 10/18/2009 8:03:31 AM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: kanawa

Still you would have to see these poor little babies.

It is not right.

I have friend who was watching Animal Cops a few years ago and they had some poor fellow who was just criminally neglected.

I have never seen so many ticks in my life and there must have hundreds. I was so mad and told my friend I can’t and won’t ever watch that program again.

Nothing wrong with the program, I just can’t deal with it.

Funny because I think of myself as being very strong but that...


14 posted on 10/18/2009 8:04:50 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Vendome
I completely agree. I have one of the best friends anyone would want, shes my buddy. She shows me everyday by inviting me out to play Frisbee. Such a kind hearted dog.
15 posted on 10/18/2009 8:06:38 AM PDT by Racer1
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To: submarinerswife
I turn the channel, those ads make me cry. I love animals and they absolutely break my heart. Just thinking about them, upset me.

How people can live with themselves, abusing animals, is beyond me.

16 posted on 10/18/2009 8:07:49 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Audit the FED NOW!)
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To: kanawa

I feel like making a donation. Do you have an idea of a good choice. For animals.

Thanks


17 posted on 10/18/2009 8:10:55 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Vendome
It is not right.

I know, it breaks my heart and disgusts me too.
It helps me to remember that for every sick sob there are legions of caring people..


18 posted on 10/18/2009 8:13:29 AM PDT by kanawa
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To: Vendome

Was this an ad for your state or local humane society, or for the Humane Society of the US? If the latter, please be aware that while the local organizations do wonderful work for animals, the HSUS is little more than a very well-funded and slick ally of PETA. Their president has stated that he favors a “petless, meatless” society. He would like you to give up your beloved animals because human ownership of animals is exploitative, even in the most loving relationship. HSUS has an annual budget of $100 million, yet they do not run a single shelter or care for a single animal. They collected an enormous amount of money at the time of Katrina, yet nothing was expended upon the animals of Mississippi and Louisiana. Their warchest is dedicated to lobbying and effecting legislative change.

Be aware. Know where your checks are going. Many well-intentioned animal lovers mistakenly give money to HSUS, which intends ultimately to take their animals away.


19 posted on 10/18/2009 8:16:48 AM PDT by ottbmare (I could agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: Vendome
IBHK! (In before the hare krishnas)



20 posted on 10/18/2009 8:17:27 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( If you have kids, you have no right of privacy that the govt can't flick off your shoulder.)
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To: silverleaf
... His plan is mysterious because I am somewhat surprised we are allowed to continue ...

God's giving everyone ample time to convert. Here's three of our furry friends (we have five). I just got back from walking them to Mass where they wait for me leashed up to a bench. The smaller one has a huge white cross emblazoned on her chest. It also looks like an eagle. So people at Church get an extra kick out of her being there. Here's a terrific video called GoD and DoG. Have you all seen it?


21 posted on 10/18/2009 8:18:42 AM PDT by mlizzy ("It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy" --Mother Teresa of Calcutta.)
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To: submarinerswife

Add Sarah McLachlan songs and I cry every time.


22 posted on 10/18/2009 8:18:51 AM PDT by rintense
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To: Vendome

I can’t look at the ads either.


23 posted on 10/18/2009 8:19:40 AM PDT by libbylu ( Palin begins from Wasilla not only a campaign, an Iditarod of a crusade ....YEAH!)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Where have you been? How things going?


24 posted on 10/18/2009 8:21:28 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Vendome

Very nice rant. I feel the same way.


25 posted on 10/18/2009 8:26:39 AM PDT by winner3000
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To: ottbmare
I have no idea. I turned my head to late and changed the channel.

Exploitive? That is a laugh. I am the one being taken advantage of.

I have to talk like a girl because they like it.

I have to walk the dogs, because they like it. 3, 4, 5, 6 times a day.

I have to carefully check their food to ensure it is of the highest quality.

I spend $100 a month for food and toys for two dogs. Sometimes I explain to them that life would be easier for all of us if they had opposable thumbs so they could get a job and help out a little around here.

Apparently that would be a real hardship on all the sleeping they do.

I have no idea what the cost per year is for vets but it is a couple grand and the last two have exceeded $7,000 for operations due to cancer.

The cat is a little easier, just bossy. But same problem. She follows me around the house and meows, softly but she won't leave me alone.

Right now she is staring at me and probably thinking up some new thing for me to do.

LOL

If you a good idea for a better place to donate to, I would appreciate your thoughts.

Thanks and I am feeling better. I think because of all the Freepers who also love animals and I am getting a ton of Freeper Mail.

26 posted on 10/18/2009 8:33:09 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: kanawa

What a baby! Who is the dog on the right? LOL


27 posted on 10/18/2009 8:34:14 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Vendome
You have a good heart, Vendome, and you REALLY understand them (many of those who love animals still don't understand them).

After the first two times, I cannot watch that commercial: I actually feel physical pain which turns to anger against people that could be so cruel.

28 posted on 10/18/2009 8:41:47 AM PDT by TopQuark
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To: mlizzy

My little boy is black and has perfect little white paws and look like gloves. His chest is open with white and he sits like a gentleman.

So I named him Rex Harrison.

His sister is a sable or blonde color and is blessed with extraordinary intelligence and poise. She is beautiful.

So I named her Grace Kelly.

Your kids look beautiful.

Thanks for the video.


29 posted on 10/18/2009 8:44:17 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Vendome
Where have you been?

Do you have any idea how long it takes to chew through six-point restraint???

30 posted on 10/18/2009 8:44:53 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( If you have kids, you have no right of privacy that the govt can't flick off your shoulder.)
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To: Vendome

I’m right there with ya...
I don’t trust people who don’t like animals; they’re missing a crucial empathy gene, or something.
We have 3 dogs and 3 cats and they are a joy!


31 posted on 10/18/2009 8:48:25 AM PDT by SoKatt ("Change" is not a strategy!)
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To: TopQuark

This one caught me off guard. Usually they start with the song by Sarah McLachlan, Arms of an Angel and quickly turn the channel or leave the room.

This one didn’t have Sarah and hence my post.

I too share your feelings.


32 posted on 10/18/2009 8:49:13 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Vendome

What’s really sad is the lack of commercials like these for the abortion of babies.

Talk about your heart really breaking.

Now a huge number of abortions performed in the U. S.


33 posted on 10/18/2009 8:49:37 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Vendome

34 posted on 10/18/2009 8:50:30 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Well you are the neighbor.

Some one posted something earlier in the week and it made me think of you.

Can’t remember the post.

If you tell me where your owners keep you, I can sneak in and release you. LOL


35 posted on 10/18/2009 8:51:19 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Vendome
I feel like making a donation. Do you have an idea of a good choice. For animals.

You might want to look into this group. I've met people online who have adopted pets from the animal group but I have no personal knowledge about this particular organization.

P.S. I also hate those TV ads you're talking about. They make me physically ill.

Best Friends Animal Society
www.bestfriends.org

Best Friends Animal Society - About Us

At the sanctuary

The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary at Angel Canyon, at the heart of the Golden Circle of national parks in southern Utah, is home on any given day to about 2,000 dogs, cats, and other animals, who come from shelters and rescue groups around the country for special care they can only receive at Best Friends.

Most of the animals who find their way to Best Friends have special physical or behavioral needs, and our expert staff of veterinarians, trainers and caregivers offer them all the help they require.  Most of them are ready to go to good new homes after just a few weeks of special care.  A few, who are too old or too sick, or who have suffered extra trauma, find a home and haven at the sanctuary, and are given loving care for the rest of their lives.

Around the country

Best Friends works with our members -- and with humane groups, individuals and entire communities -- to set up spay/neuter, shelter, foster and adoption programs in neighborhoods, cities, and states throughout the country. Through this work, Best Friends is helping to save and rehabilitate tens of thousands of animals each year.

Through the online Best Friends Network, the society reaches across the nation and around the world, helping local communities to rescue animals in distress and to create their own No More Homeless Pets communities.

[snip]

36 posted on 10/18/2009 8:51:27 AM PDT by DumpsterDiver
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To: kanawa

Exactly.


37 posted on 10/18/2009 8:52:51 AM PDT by FourPeas (Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?)
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To: SoKatt

funny a few months ago a friend and I struck a conversation with a fellow who might have been beneficial to our business. My friend started talking about her babies and this guy goes off on disliking dogs and cats. Even goes into reasons.

We decided to not do business with him not just for his dislike of animals but, for the temerity of sharing that with someone who clearly loves theirs.

He could have been graceful and said something nonplus “That’s great” “Good for you”


38 posted on 10/18/2009 8:55:22 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: DumpsterDiver

Thank you.


39 posted on 10/18/2009 8:56:09 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Salvation

No kidding. I am amazed at the new picture they are beginning to show of babies in the womb.

They are using a fiver optic camera and the pictures are amazing.

There is no way you could sanction the taking of a baby if you see these pictures and movies.


40 posted on 10/18/2009 8:58:02 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Vendome

My daughters get upset when that commercial comes on. My younger daughter (just turned 8) cries whenever she sees it; it really gets to her. I told her to pray for them to find good homes whenever it comes on and upsets her, so that she won’t feel so bad. But, I also pray with my daughters daily for children and babies who are in similar situations. That’s even more gut-wrenching to think about.


41 posted on 10/18/2009 8:58:14 AM PDT by InspectorGadget
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To: RobRoy

LOL...I stopped myself.


42 posted on 10/18/2009 8:58:37 AM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: Vendome
If you a good idea for a better place to donate to, I would appreciate your thoughts.

One group I will not donate to is The Humane Society of the United States

They do not own any animal shelters.

They are a lobbing organization only.

They are anti-hunting

Anti-Ranching or any other meat production for humans

Very similar to PETA

The Humane Society of the United States, NO WAY!

43 posted on 10/18/2009 8:58:39 AM PDT by TYVets (Let's Roll!!! The leadership of the GOP has no spine and no guts, but we conservatives do)
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To: Salvation

Totally agree. I’m convinced that if people could see what actually occurs during an abortion, they would be repulsed and sickened. How can people have such evil, cold hearts?


44 posted on 10/18/2009 9:01:53 AM PDT by InspectorGadget
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To: kanawa

What makes you say that?


45 posted on 10/18/2009 9:04:17 AM PDT by MizSterious (Do you not think an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm? John Page, 1744-1808)
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To: Vendome

No class AND he dislikes animals?
You’re much better off not associating with him.


46 posted on 10/18/2009 9:05:36 AM PDT by SoKatt ("Change" is not a strategy!)
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To: Vendome

I’m sorry you are so upset...I saw it too. I’m crying along with you, do not be afraid of your emotions. Someone once told me that my emotions would not kill me and that it is ok to grieve. That’s what it feels like to me “grief”...Try to enjoy your day and know that your animals are blessed to have you;)


47 posted on 10/18/2009 9:06:43 AM PDT by seeker41 (CULPRIT CHINESE COMPANY INFO.)
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To: SoKatt

Trust me, those were not the words I used. My response was rather more like what you would expect from a sailor.


48 posted on 10/18/2009 9:13:11 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: kanawa

Yes you are correct, the HSUS does have other agendas that aren’t very good at all.

It is too bad they are cloaking them with another legitimate issue.


49 posted on 10/18/2009 9:13:43 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: seeker41
An hour ago I was regretting my post and thinking of asking the mods to pull it.

I was not feeling good. Weird, most things in life just don't bother me. Broken bones, blood, etc. I just deal with them.

Animal cruelty is just so foreign to me and and anathema.

However, thanks to you, everyone else and my boss, the cat, I feel better.

Thanks to all of you.

50 posted on 10/18/2009 9:16:42 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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