Dogs and cats, like humans, can do things that forfeit their right to live.
Such things as attacking people, biting children, being aggressive as a
common behavior, and others. Yes, relocation or adoption is an option, but
sometimes the problem just follows them, and the new owners have a hospital
bill. Sometimes the animal can be rehabilitated and trained out of the
unacceptable behavior, and that falls under either category, relocation or
To me, any dog that bites me or a child goes either out the door, or in the
ground. Saves on drama and second guessing later. Too many good dogs that
love people and who are sociable and loveable to tolerate a chain saw who
may go off at any time.
Just MHO, YMM(and probably does)V
And don't give me any shit about poor pet owner. I currently own a Corgi
who the adoption agency would not accept because he's a biter, and a Lab
who's dying of cancer. I like dogs. Just not ones that I have to stay
Speaking of which, one of my favorite cats had some sort of episode last
night, either stroke or heart attack. We took him to the vet at 7:00 this
morning. The vet concurred, and we had to have him put down.
~~ If there\'s a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~
My condolences. I have a pussycat Labrador that has cancer, and I will have
to load her in the car one of these days and take her for her last vet
visit. I hope someone can do that for me when it's my time. Just give me a
shot and let me doze off. I have had two cousins in the past month do Death
With Dignity in Washington state.
When it's time to go, it's time to go. Cat or human, and no one should have
Jack ain't death with dignity- he is a freaking ego-driven circus. In
this age of the internet, a few minutes online can probably get you all
the technical instructions you need for a painless exit, rather than
some rube goldberg contraption in the back of a VW microbus.
Is Hemlock Society still around?
On Thu, 29 Oct 2009 00:12:09 -0700, in alt.home.repair you wrote:
:Any suggestions besides trapping and drowning or shooting the little pieces
:of sh*t that poop in my garden and pee in my carport?
:I'm considering getting one of the "havahart" electric fence jobs and
:zapping them until they get the message they are no longer welcome here.
:Any other suggestions?
It has never occurred to me that a neighbor's cat was a problem and that
I should do anything to chase it away. I have a garden, and I'm unaware
of cats being a problem. OTOH, squirrels have been eating my veges. Cats
would only discourage the squirrels.
PS Dogs are another animal. They crap on my property and they are not
welcome. Not many running around unleashed (it's illegal here), but
neighbors seem to let them crap on my front lawn. I'm not ready to build
a fence in front, though.
Email: dmusicant at pacbell dot net
One of my neighbors has a dog who occasionally takes a poop on my lawn.
She not only picks up that poop, but she'll pick up poop left from other
dogs, too. I asked her why she did it, and she said it was to make sure
that people don't get the bad idea from the idiot owners.
I thought that was pretty cool.
Unfortunately,that sort of people are rare.
Most dog owners find the closest piece of grass not near -their- abode for
their dog to dump on,and walk away without qualms about not cleaning up.
That's my 30 yr long apartment experience with neighbor dog owners.
Maybe 5-6 owners in 30 yrs who picked up after without being asked or even
knowing anyone was watching them.
I've had neighbors who let their dog crap on the entryway sidewalk,on the
sidewalk to the mail kiosk,on the concrete pad in front of the
mailboxes,right at the bottom of the stairwell,in front of patio doors...
and they don't see any problem with that.
But they sure get mad when it's dumped right back in front of THEIR doors.
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