I'd like to adopt them, but if we kept all of the strays as pets, I would have a total of 6 felines along with a snake and multiple fish. The vet bills would be too much. One of my two cats was originally a stray kitten. Normally, he would have just been accepted as another cat that needed food, water, and shelter (we build them places to live in the backyard). But his ribs could be seen beneath his coat, which was full of fleas, and he wouldn't have survived here, living outside on his own.
But they certainly have it better than most strays.
Yeah, it's wise not to take in an animal like that on a whim. It's so hard not to get attached, though. In an ideal world I'd have a mega-farm for all the suffering animals in the world, and it would be paradise to them.
Sorry to derail, but witnessing strangers kiss is...unappetizing.
That's true. But we make sure they have food, water, shelter, and heat sources. All of the strays were probably pets aside from one; he's the only one of the group who isn't fixed.
Ugh I hate those ads for animal shelters, as well. T:
I mean really. They might get more people to support them if they didn't kill every other animal that sets foot in the building. I live in Pennsylvania and the shelter here is pretty bad. It was like 79% of animals never make it back out. Now they claim they're going no-kill, but that won't last. If it does, they'll stop accepting animals, which defeats the purpose.
I guess people who are just really messed up. T:
That's only my guess, though. I could never hurt any of my pets, even when they do irritate me. My snake bites or attacks people when they try to hold her, but I just tolerate the bites. I certainly wouldn't hurt her back.
@Outfox (because I don't know what else to call you)
Why is that chubby kid crying? I totally forgot about it for a minute there. It actually took me a minute to understand it. (;
Edit: Just seen your new post.
Thanks. But oddly enough, they try to come in the house sometimes. At least two of them have made it inside, only to be carried back out before they give my cats fleas. One of them was just casually strutting through the living room, his tail held high as he rubbed himself against someone's leg to be pet. I wasn't home at the time, but apparently he had walked right in when nobody was looking.
My half-bro told me a story about a couple he knew that had gone to Mexico with their four-year old girl. She disappeared during their time there, and they weren't able to find her until the day they were to return to the states. They found her in a carseat, dead and stuffed with cocaine- she had been kidnapped and killed so someone could use her as a dummy to smuggle drugs with. These are the kinds of things that make me question my idea of "evil."
Sorry so depressing.
Oh, the sad fat kid represents me after eating too many cookies also, outfox is fine, my real name is Savannah if you'd rather call me that. I'll respond to either. what's ur name?
I didn't hear about that, but wow. People have to be pretty darn messed up to do something like that. T:
Haha, okay. But how are you sad if you just ate those cookies? o;
Ah, my real name isn't around the internet. People generally call me Slender, or you can just call me whatever you'd like (I've received some pretty odd nicknames by saying that...one of which I believe was "pudding dumpling").
Well, I did take my class on a field trip to my drug dealer's. I want them to be open to all career opportunities, okay?
@erik: I'm a bit further south, it's around 60 here. I wish it would stay this way forever.
and I don't really do the math for tips. 10% is the standard, but I always over-tip. What kind of restaurant will you be working at? I know some waiters who barely make it and others who do far better than those who make full minimum wage.
I have a question for y'all: when you go out to eat, how well do you tip your waiter? I didn't know before I started waiting tables that waiters basically LIVE off of tips. So, that's why I ask. :B
the tipping system doesn't exist here in nz lol
if someone does get tipped, then it's definitely a shock because it's simply not how things work here lol
though it's because we have a higher minimum wage than you guys soooo
though when i tipped in america i just gave them what i thought was appropriate (nothing stingy), though there was one ~charming~ waiter who snorted at me so i gave him far less than what i normally would have!!!
I normally tip the standard 15% though if I get especially good service I'll tip better. Most of the time, unless the service was remarkably bad, $2 is the minimum if I'm by myself and my bill is like $10.