: > .flame suit ON
: > Any of you dog lovers want to take a chance on a *real* pet?
: > .flame suit OFF
: Do they make good watch pigs? Do they fetch? Like to go for runs in the
: park? Do they like to go swim at the beach? No. I didn't think so.
: Personally, I will keep my pigs in the freezer or frying pan, and a dog
: for my *real* pet.
Well actually the answers are yes, yes, yes, yes. Its been years since I
had a pig but they are highly social. We used to play tag with ours and
it definetly understood the rules of the game. And no I don't want one.
Their intelligence and stubborness makes them a lot of work. And pigs
do really lousy over the A-frame, they lack the flexibility for the
weave poles, and I've never seen a pig that can jump 30 inches without
knocking the bar.
Anyway we can't get most dog owners to understand the needs of their dogs.
Why add a whole new species to the pile of misery that occurs at our
animal "shelters"? My definition of a responsible breeder, whether of
dog, cat, pig or whatever is one who takes responsibilty for the animals
they produce for the rest of that animal's life. So if the placement
doesn't work out, they take the animal back and care for it until it can
be properly placed. If everyone did this far fewer irresponsible or
unprepared people would take pets, ruin them then "give them up" and many
lives would be saved.
Do you plan on telling people the bad points right along with the good
points. Will you make sure that each person who takes a pig has a home
with appropriate facilities, and that it is legal so that the pig doesn't
quickly get dumped? Encouraging someone who is unprepared to take in a
pig as a pet is a really mean thing to do to an intelligent and
affecionate animal. Don't promote pigs as pets unless you are prepared to
take responsibility for the results.
: Besides they are not the most attractive animals in the world, and pig
: shit STINKS to high heaven.
Yeah and they aren't soft enough to cuddle either :^>
And if I weren't REALLY GRUMPY today I wouldn't have even bothered to
Companion of Tanith and Oso; Nox, Yoda, Lady Greystoke
and Mr. Doublestuff
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