I’m about to anger a bunch of animal lovers

January 12th, 2009

I was listening to Fresh Air on NPR, buy viagra buy viagra when I heard Veterinarian Nick Trout talking about how some of his patients think their animals are their children.

Speaking as someone who has had four dogs, viagra sale five cats, and two children….pets are not equal to children.

It’s not even close.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Rustmeister  |  January 12th, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Yeah, well PETA wants everyone to start calling fish “sea kittens”.

    Heh.

  • 2. elliot  |  January 12th, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    I’m wondering how long it will be before someone points out the appropriateness of a guy named “Trout” being a vet.

    I wonder if he fishes.

  • 3. Zach W.  |  January 12th, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    I’d have to agree….as a parent and a pet owner, I don’t consider my pets to be equals to my children, nor do I think I ever could.

  • 4. grumps  |  January 12th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    As a corollary: We will tolerate your children. We are not obligated to tolerate your pets.

  • 5. BobG  |  January 12th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    And besides, pets are usually better behaved and smarter than a lot of kids.

  • 6. Wonder Woman  |  January 13th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    As the mother of 4 children and an owner of 2 dogs and 1 cat. The 2 main differences I’ve witnessed seem to be:
    1 – My children have never eaten a remote, or cell phone nor do they enjoy eating dirty kleenex from the trash can.
    2 – My dogs wake up VERY happy, even pleased to start a new day, never crying or grumpy…

    :)

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