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Pets on bed

My pets don't know the difference between my girlfriend and a bunch of pillows under the sheets.

I have discovered some people don't let their pets in bed because it's unsanitary. Some don't even let them in the bedroom!

be it resolved: Pets in bed. Yes? No?

What do you do when "the mood" kicks in? Leave them there? Kick them out? As you can see, my Shih tzu is a c**kblocker.


Or just post "pets in bed" photos. Whee!

Dig It

If your neighbor's dog dug under your fence and into your yard, what would you do? Would your answer change if it happened multiple times? What if the neighbor had taken steps to block dog from digging under the fence, but pup was determined and got around the anti-digging measures?

Invisible fence

Invisible fences: absolutely horrible, magical perfection, or somewhere in between? Would you use one? Would you judge someone else who did?

Strange encounters I've had...

You and your young child decide that you want a kitten. You don't have any other pets and so you've decided you get two to keep each other company while you're at work and your child is at school.

You find an ad from an awesome person who has taken in a stray litter, in your chosen colors, and of your chosen temperament. They're perfect! Except...your child wants only girl kittens, and there are only boys available. The kittens from the ad already have their shots and are dewormed so it would save you money, also you really like these particular kittens.

Would you lie to your child about the sex of the kittens? Would you tell your kid tough luck? Or would you continue looking for female cats?

Do you have a preference when it comes to the sex of your pet? Why/why not?

Edit: The reason I ask is because put the kittens on craigslist, and out of 12 replies I've only had two kittens adopted out. I don't see what's so great about female cats. I mean, boys spray if you don't get them fixed, but if you don't get a girl fixed you'll have every male within a mile spraying your house.

Feeding Frenzy

 Pretend, if you must that you have either two cats or two dogs. which shall henceforth be known as Pet A and Pet B. You get Pet A as a 12 week old and have it for 6 months before you decide to get another because you think Pet A will benefit from having a companion. Pet B is about 10 years old and overweight. You decide to regulate how much the pets get because of the weight of Pet B. Pet A is obnoxious and kind of a bully so they have separate food bowls and get fed in two different corners of the room. Even though they get the same amount of food Pet A thinks Pet B's bowl is bigger so he claims it for himself. Pet B has no problem with this so you give him Pet A's bowl. The problem is that they keep switching bowls, eating out of whichever bowl is closer, shoving the other out of the way so they can have the bowl they want, or leaving the food unattended so the other pet eats it so they take the other pet's food.

How much effort do you go to to make sure they eat their food and only their food? If you do what method's do you go to to make sure they eat out of their bowl only? 

Based on my dogs and the fact that I give up trying to make them eat what's theirs.

Pet spa's. Good idea or torture?

NGL, I kind of cried a little on the inside when watching this video. That cat must have been having a heart attack. ETA : I realize its to the tune of "Under the Sea" but I just saw this video on a weblog I read and went WTF. I'll try to find a different video (but will probably cry if I find another one because that means someone else put their pet through this horrendous machine)


So you took in a severely neglected stray that turned out to be pregnant. You now have five adorable kittens that need to be given away. In what manner do you do so?

Do you get them their first shots and charge the adopter for it in a fee?

Do you leave them unvaccinated and just give them away to whoever wants one?

Do you drop them off at the Humane Society?

What questions do you ask about how they're going to be raised?

Do you form a contract saying that they must have the kitten altered in X amount of time or they must surrender it? Is that legal and enforceable?

Based in real life. Both my mother and one of my friends think it's an absolutely insane and ridiculous idea to vaccinate the kittens and just charge the cost as an adoption fee. But I don't want the kittens going to someone who isn't going to vaccinate and alter them anyway, so wouldn't those people not care about paying a fee for vacced kittens?
You're petsitting an animal at your own home in an open-ended way. It's as a favor to someone who is headed out for town for anywhere from a week to a month. The owner has left you some food, but not enough for the whole time. The food they left is really poor quality, probably because they don't have much extra to spend. Do you have an obligation to feed the poor quality food to the animal the entire time? Would it be okay to share the food you normally buy for your own pets and work it slowly into their diet?

Jun. 24th, 2010

A somewhat elderly man whose feet are always in pain brings his young husky to the dog park. The man sits on the bench at the gate, and lets his dog run loose. The husky sometimes latches on to one dog and humps it the whole time, and since the man can't see his dog and it hurts him to walk, he doesn't intervene. The dog is otherwise friendly and playful. It poops multiple times while he's there and its always diarhhea (it sticks to his butt-fur), and the man can't see it/can't go pick it up.

Is it okay for the elderly man to bring his high-energy dog to the park to wear him out since the man presumably can't walk him, or is it rude to the other park goers?
Royal Dandies and other "Designer" miniature piglets: creepy, acceptably awesome and adorable, ridiculous and immoral, or other?