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Contrary to myth, it's perfectly possible to love both. 

I've loved my kittes over the years.  Each of them was dear to my heart.  Sweet, loving and wonderful.  People who don't like cats, have never had a cat actually love them.  Because they are wonderfully loving pets, they just tend to love who they love... and not give a shit about anyone else.  They are also easier to care for than dogs.

I've also loved each and every one of the dogs I have had and the one I do have.  They are open hearted little joyful creatures who crave affection and return it in  kind.  They're somewhat more demanding  (and perhaps a bit more... childlike?)  than cats, but it's all love.

The only pet I've had (and I've had everything from cats, dogs, horses, gerbils, to rabbits) that I really would never have again is a rabbit.  (Maybe the gerbils, but honestly, the gerbils were easy pets, only real problem being their tendency to devour some of their babies).  The rabbit, however, was neither easy, nor affectionate, nor all that up on the idea of being a pet in the first place.

I always agreed with the rule my sister gave about pets to her children.  She told them that the only pets they were allowed to have were pets that want to be your pet, that caring for other kinds of animals is a different sort of thing and not one she was signing up for.  Dogs and cats want to be with you and to be your pet.  If you don't adopt them, they're just as likely to adopt you. 

There's a reason they've both been domestic pets for thousands of years.  They've evolved to live with us.
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Contrary to myth, it's perfectly possible to love both. 

I've loved my kittes over the years.  Each of them was dear to my heart.  Sweet, loving and wonderful.  People who don't like cats, have never had a cat actually love them.  Because they are wonderfully loving pets, they just tend to love who they love... and not give a shit about anyone else.  They are also easier to care for than dogs.

I've also loved each and every one of the dogs I have had and the one I do have.  They are open hearted little joyful creatures who crave affection and return it in  kind.  They're somewhat more demanding  (and perhaps a bit more... childlike?)  than cats, but it's all love.

The only pet I've had (and I've had everything from cats, dogs, horses, gerbils, to rabbits) that I really would never have again is a rabbit.  (Maybe the gerbils, but honestly, the gerbils were easy pets, only real problem being their tendency to devour some of their babies).  The rabbit, however, was neither easy, nor affectionate, nor all that up on the idea of being a pet in the first place.

I always agreed with the rule my sister gave about pets to her children.  She told them that the only pets they were allowed to have were pets that want to be your pet, that caring for other kinds of animals is a different sort of thing and not one she was signing up for.  Dogs and cats want to be with you and to be your pet.  If you don't adopt them, they're just as likely to adopt you. 

There's a reason they've both been domestic pets for thousands of years.  They've evolved to live with us.
shipperx: (Default)
Contrary to myth, it's perfectly possible to love both. 

I've loved my kittes over the years.  Each of them was dear to my heart.  Sweet, loving and wonderful.  People who don't like cats, have never had a cat actually love them.  Because they are wonderfully loving pets, they just tend to love who they love... and not give a shit about anyone else.  They are also easier to care for than dogs.

I've also loved each and every one of the dogs I have had and the one I do have.  They are open hearted little joyful creatures who crave affection and return it in  kind.  They're somewhat more demanding  (and perhaps a bit more... childlike?)  than cats, but it's all love.

The only pet I've had (and I've had everything from cats, dogs, horses, gerbils, to rabbits) that I really would never have again is a rabbit.  (Maybe the gerbils, but honestly, the gerbils were easy pets, only real problem being their tendency to devour some of their babies).  The rabbit, however, was neither easy, nor affectionate, nor all that up on the idea of being a pet in the first place.

I always agreed with the rule my sister gave about pets to her children.  She told them that the only pets they were allowed to have were pets that want to be your pet, that caring for other kinds of animals is a different sort of thing and not one she was signing up for.  Dogs and cats want to be with you and to be your pet.  If you don't adopt them, they're just as likely to adopt you. 

There's a reason they've both been domestic pets for thousands of years.  They've evolved to live with us.
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Great?  In what way do we define "great"? 

Is it "the last 'classic' novel we've read?  That would be Jane Austen's "Persuasion"

The last 'best seller'?  That's probably G.R.R.Martin's "A Dance with Dragons"

The last 'you've heard of it 'buzzworthy' book"?   I don't know "The Help" or "The Hunger Games"

The last 'I really enjoyed it"/"fun" book I've read?  "Ready, Player One" by Ernest Cline

That most helpful 'self-help'(?) book that I've recently read?  "30 Days to a Well Mannered Dog" by Tamar Geller

The MOST RECENT  book that I've read? "The History of Ancient Israel" by Eric Cline (who I assume is no relation to Ernest).

I don't know, for books 'great' depends very much on mood, genre, and what role they fill.  I'm not sure what actually constitutes "great"... I mean outside of things like "1984" or "To Kill a Mockingbird."
shipperx: (Default)
Great?  In what way do we define "great"? 

Is it "the last 'classic' novel we've read?  That would be Jane Austen's "Persuasion"

The last 'best seller'?  That's probably G.R.R.Martin's "A Dance with Dragons"

The last 'you've heard of it 'buzzworthy' book"?   I don't know "The Help" or "The Hunger Games"

The last 'I really enjoyed it"/"fun" book I've read?  "Ready, Player One" by Ernest Cline

That most helpful 'self-help'(?) book that I've recently read?  "30 Days to a Well Mannered Dog" by Tamar Geller

The MOST RECENT  book that I've read? "The History of Ancient Israel" by Eric Cline (who I assume is no relation to Ernest).

I don't know, for books 'great' depends very much on mood, genre, and what role they fill.  I'm not sure what actually constitutes "great"... I mean outside of things like "1984" or "To Kill a Mockingbird."
shipperx: (Default)
Great?  In what way do we define "great"? 

Is it "the last 'classic' novel we've read?  That would be Jane Austen's "Persuasion"

The last 'best seller'?  That's probably G.R.R.Martin's "A Dance with Dragons"

The last 'you've heard of it 'buzzworthy' book"?   I don't know "The Help" or "The Hunger Games"

The last 'I really enjoyed it"/"fun" book I've read?  "Ready, Player One" by Ernest Cline

That most helpful 'self-help'(?) book that I've recently read?  "30 Days to a Well Mannered Dog" by Tamar Geller

The MOST RECENT  book that I've read? "The History of Ancient Israel" by Eric Cline (who I assume is no relation to Ernest).

I don't know, for books 'great' depends very much on mood, genre, and what role they fill.  I'm not sure what actually constitutes "great"... I mean outside of things like "1984" or "To Kill a Mockingbird."
shipperx: (Obama)
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How about more than one?

Citizens United ruling overturned (reducing Dick Armey and Koch Brother demagoguing and astroturfing.)
*  Enforcement of anti-trust laws.
*  Re-instatement of Glass-Steagall
*  A law requiring that derivative trading must be made public and open.
*  The elimination of gerrymandering congressional districts.
*  A path of recourse for ethics violations on the Supreme Court.
*  More vigorous support for separation of church and state.
*  History and science left to be written and taught by legitimate historians and scientists rather than the ideologues.
*  Murdoch's legal and ethical woes resulting in the sell-off of many of his media properties (with a bonus of a Roger Ailes exit.).
*  Rush Limbaugh retire... perhaps to the Caymen Islands or to some Somolian 'small government' paradise.
*  Ridiculous, hyperventilating mass-emails sent to retired parents be automatically rick-rolled to Snopes.
shipperx: (Obama)
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How about more than one?

Citizens United ruling overturned (reducing Dick Armey and Koch Brother demagoguing and astroturfing.)
*  Enforcement of anti-trust laws.
*  Re-instatement of Glass-Steagall
*  A law requiring that derivative trading must be made public and open.
*  The elimination of gerrymandering congressional districts.
*  A path of recourse for ethics violations on the Supreme Court.
*  More vigorous support for separation of church and state.
*  History and science left to be written and taught by legitimate historians and scientists rather than the ideologues.
*  Murdoch's legal and ethical woes resulting in the sell-off of many of his media properties (with a bonus of a Roger Ailes exit.).
*  Rush Limbaugh retire... perhaps to the Caymen Islands or to some Somolian 'small government' paradise.
*  Ridiculous, hyperventilating mass-emails sent to retired parents be automatically rick-rolled to Snopes.
shipperx: (Obama)
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How about more than one?

Citizens United ruling overturned (reducing Dick Armey and Koch Brother demagoguing and astroturfing.)
*  Enforcement of anti-trust laws.
*  Re-instatement of Glass-Steagall
*  A law requiring that derivative trading must be made public and open.
*  The elimination of gerrymandering congressional districts.
*  A path of recourse for ethics violations on the Supreme Court.
*  More vigorous support for separation of church and state.
*  History and science left to be written and taught by legitimate historians and scientists rather than the ideologues.
*  Murdoch's legal and ethical woes resulting in the sell-off of many of his media properties (with a bonus of a Roger Ailes exit.).
*  Rush Limbaugh retire... perhaps to the Caymen Islands or to some Somolian 'small government' paradise.
*  Ridiculous, hyperventilating mass-emails sent to retired parents be automatically rick-rolled to Snopes.

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