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Weekend Open Forum: Do you have any pets?

By Shawn Knight ยท 59 replies
Oct 7, 2016
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  1. Aside from a computer, the other thing I begged my parents for when I was a kid was a dog. They were reluctant but one day when I came home with a kitten from a friend’s litter, they presented me with two options: I could keep the cat now or get a dog for Christmas. I went with the kitten and never looked back.

    These days, my girlfriend and I have four pets – a grumpy cat I adopted in 2008, two incredibly sweet kittens we adopted a little over a year ago (pictured above) and a dog she had since before we got together. Needless to say, it can sometimes feel like a zoo with so many animals running around.

    With this week’s open forum, we’d like to hear about your pets. Do you prefer man’s best friend, felines or something else entirely? Feel free to share in the comments section below.

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,031   +2,426

    Not anymore....

    P.S. I didn't kill them.
  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,222   +484

    Allergic to everything and severely to cats so no.
  4. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,233   +344

    My gf has a dog which I walk and feed, so yeah pretty much.

    Cats die to easily unless you keep them inside which to me is cruel. They aren't meant to be stuck inside. Either are people :). Cats also have that wierd parasite in their poo.. creepy stuff... some mice have been known to walk straight up to cats after being infected. I wonder what it does to us.
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  5. LiveResistance

    LiveResistance TS Booster Posts: 85   +65

    We have a little Yorkshire Terrier. She's 12 so we call her our "old lady."
  6. Experimentongod

    Experimentongod TS Maniac Posts: 278   +114

    My family has always had pets, at some point we had two cats, two dogs and a parrot :).
    But now I live alone and don't want pets. I wouldn't have time to take care of them anyway.
  7. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Evangelist Posts: 601   +276

    From your avatar I thought you liked ***** :p

    Rude joke aside: I'm a dog-person; I have a dalmatian.
  8. Duckeenie

    Duckeenie TS Booster Posts: 80   +62


    She doesn't appreciate my sense of humour.
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  9. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,523   +544

    Virgil 10 year old Springer Spaniel
    Ollie 3 month old Springer
    Puss Puss 11 year old domestic long hair
    Dennis Larry 8 year old domestic short hair

    Thanks for asking
  10. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 4,190   +2,653

    Pet rock .... been with me for years .... constant companion, never makes a mess, always obeys to commands of "sit" and "stay", pretty good on roll over too. Only down point is he will never make it as a retriever when I go duck hunting ... oh, he enthusiastically goes after the ducks, but hasn't gotten the swimming thing down yet ....
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  11. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 821   +264

    I have a black cat. He followed me home from a bar alley.
  12. Techstar

    Techstar TS Member Posts: 94   +18

    Allergic to fish? Wow, that's a new one. How about reptiles? Amphibians?
  13. Techstar

    Techstar TS Member Posts: 94   +18

  14. Levi Sterling

    Levi Sterling TS Booster Posts: 80   +26

    We have rats, 2 of them
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  15. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 5,225   +4,359

    Methinks she has more than one, ace :p
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  16. Jon William

    Jon William TS Rookie Posts: 29

    I have three cats,one white,one yellow,one is gray with black stripe.
    They run out everyday.Sometimes came back with a broken leg.:'(
    The yellow one is the most naughty boy,:Dhe would bite you sightly if you forgot to feed him.
    He would jump to you,when you are sitting on a chair.
    I love them.:)
  17. trgz

    trgz TS Addict Posts: 247   +66

    11yr Springer who sits by me when I'm working/gaming at the PC (or by my mate when he comes around for a LAN party)
  18. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    I would have pets, but I seem to keep on eating them.
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  19. Spykezxp

    Spykezxp TS Addict Posts: 294   +73

    I have two cats. One is mine that I've had for 9 years, the other is 6 and was originally adopted by my father (until he passed away). Then my wife adopted him.... or I should say the cat adopted my wife.
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  20. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 4,190   +2,653

    As the saying goes ..... Dogs have Masters, Cats have Staff .....
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  21. TitoBXNY

    TitoBXNY TS Addict Posts: 238   +54

    I have pet fish.
  22. ferrellsl

    ferrellsl TS Member

    Went to TechSpot.com looking for tech info and all I got was a story about cats.....
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  23. Techstar

    Techstar TS Member Posts: 94   +18

    That's ALL you found here?? I think you need to learn to use the internet better then.
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  24. Techstar

    Techstar TS Member Posts: 94   +18

    Yep, a pet and another pet to care for the first one. What happens when the dog dies???
  25. ferrellsl

    ferrellsl TS Member

    Maybe you shouldn't waste my time writing about cats and maybe write about technology since this is a supposedly tech site.

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