The origin of dogs and cats as pets is very interesting. It makes me wonder why cats would still be around. Except for thier ability at selectively eradicating (when they feel like it) vermin, I see no "pet" value.
The negative qualities of cats are readily apparent. Unless your feline is potty trained, your house smells of the aroma from the metabolites of thier "special" enzymes. You may in fact think that your house doesn't smell but that's because your used to it. Your house does in fact reek
, your friends(if you have any left by now) are just too polite to say anything.
The hair factor is something that also makes me wonder how cats made it through as pets. Cats cough up furballs and that's disgusting enough
, but since hair is so diffuse throughout a cat owners home, the owners themselves have the privilage of hacking up an ocassional furball as well.........what a bonus! The hair is stuck to every piece of fabric in your household. It's everywhere, except on the cat!!! The hair even ends up in your food, that's where your furballs come from.
So, besides fairly decent pest control I can't see the reason why natural selection hasn't wiped them out as house pets.
Now doggies are a totaly different story! They handle the tougher vermin jobs that cats would never dream of confronting. Racoons, skunks, CATS, groudhogs, wolverines(Daucshunds were bred for that originaly), burglars.....etc.
Dogs are obedient and loyal and can be trained to do tricks or actualy perform work, which they seem to enjoy.
The only controversy that I see is whether you like the intelligent breeds like Astro from The Jetsons, or you just want a lovable "idiot" like Scooby Doo.
Purebreed with papers-Mutt from the pound(nothing like a dog with three legs and one eye named "lucky")
Hey vanilla coke is really a mild cream soda......isn't it?
Diet coke with a twist of lime.......uhmmmm
I think that the designated hitter rule gives pitchers a free ride. I would be all for a designated pinch-runner instead(nobody wants to see a pitcher try to run, do they?) I think they should earn thier way on base. It would also decrease the number of beanballs since the pitchers would need to be aware of retaliation.
He doesn't like dogs?.........................He hasn't by chance commented on your "fabulous window treatments" has he? Sing tunes from The Village People? Wear a little too much leather?
Keeps bugging you to go see "The Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood"?:roll
Geeze, I really gotta get to work.......I've been posting and reading for an hour!