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Friday, June 01, 2007

Pets

"For pity's sake HELP ME!"

I grew up with pets; 2 cats and 2 dogs, the occasional fish, horses, my sister had a hamster that went very quiet one day and was found, toes in the air stiff as a board with no further use for his annoyingly squeaky wheel. I pleaded not guilty and was duly acquitted.



"I'll kill you all, when I get loose!"

As an adult I do not feel the urge to have pets particularly. I am on my own on this particular point; the threat "dog or baby" has been used on more than one occasion and is starting to sound like a bit more than an idle threat. However Dog has recently taken a back seat to Toyger. No I haven’t misspelt that dyslexia or no. She wants a Toyger.

Yes dear, very pretty.



A Toyger is a domestic cat specifically bred to look like a miniature tiger. Which sounds excellent apart from the fact that they are horrendously expensive at $1000 a go. Why would you need to breed a domestic moggy to look like a tiger anyway? They all believe they’re tigers, why bolster the fantasy?

"I'm thinkin about eatin you..."



I have said no to a Toyger on the grounds that they too expensive, too steal-able and we go on far too many holidays to have a pet. I have been receiving these pictures of Toyger kittens by email. Stupidly I made the mistake of showing them to my colleagues (all women). I am not getting much support. Sadly things have since escalated and Toyger quickly gave way to Kinkajou and Sugar Glider. Heaven help me.

4 comments:

  1. Oh dear! Been there, done that, got the scratched hands. Resist! (Not that it'll do you any good.)

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  2. The trouble is the escalation if you say no. I was asked last night if she could have a giraffe...

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  3. The good thing about babies (as opposed to pets) is that after a couple of years, babies clean up their own faeces...although in the event of civilisation collapsing, both babies and pets can be used as an emergency source of food.

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  4. I predict neither apocolypse nor child in my immediate future!

    Although the stakes were raised again last night; Polar Bear cub this time.

    Perhaps apocolypse is preferable...

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