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Fri Nov 15, 2013, 11:16 PM

This is the only group on DU that has unconditional love as its focus.

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I think it is also fair to say that anyone who regularly posts in this group knows that love with their own pets.

The love our pets show us, and the love we show them, is quite special. It is unlike anything else. The word pure comes to mind. Speaking for myself, I often wish we could deal with the humans in our lives with the same freely given, unencumbered care we show our pets.

In that spirit, I get a little sad to see some of the recent threads in this group, where interpersonal antipathy seems more the marrow of the thread than a discussion of our pets.

Tolerance for opposing views, and respect for each other, would go a long way to bringing the group back to what it was.

There is simply no way we will all agree on all matters pet. Neither is there much hope that we can change minds in any substantial way, particularly on the bigger issues. For example, while Sparkly and I would never, ever, choose to breed a dog, we have dear friends who do. We discuss our dogs all the time, but have, by some magical, mutual, never verbalized agreement, agreed to disagree agreeably - and largely silently - on that one issue.

Sometimes silence is the best course.





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Reply This is the only group on DU that has unconditional love as its focus. (Original post)
Stinky The Clown Nov 2013 OP
Curmudgeoness Nov 2013 #1
avebury Jan 2014 #2
uppityperson Jan 2014 #3
samnsara Feb 2017 #7
cwydro Mar 2015 #4
roguevalley Mar 2016 #5
hollysmom Apr 2016 #6
samnsara Feb 2017 #8

Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 11:53 PM

1. I agree that this is the one place where love is the focus.

And I wish we could deal with humans with the same care....although they don't ever seem to show the same unconditional love that a pet does.

I have not seen much of the problems you are discussing, but if it is true the there is a lack of respect here, you are right....it should be stopped. However, I see no problem with discussions on whether pets are bred or if you should have an outdoor cat or what people should do with dogs that bite. I guess that it is not out of line in my book to address these issues as long as it is not nasty. These are issues that may hit a nerve but should be discussed nonetheless.

Please just show support and caring.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Fri Jan 10, 2014, 06:54 AM

2. I am so glad that I found this group.

I love to read about everyone's pets and to see the pictures they post. It is a great place to ask questions of other experienced pet owners, support each other when a fur baby is sick, and encourage new owners who adopt their furbabies.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 01:02 AM

3. When the greater DU gets too much, this place is a very welcome place to come to and read.

Love to pets and people with them.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 9, 2017, 04:41 PM

7. i agree!

I belong to several twitter groups and the activism is so intense that periodically we all stop and ask that only kid pictures be posted. We have to have our 'cute fix'!!! Did everyone watch kitten and puppy bowl?

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 06:20 PM

4. I just found this group

and I've been here almost 10 years!

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 05:08 PM

5. unconditional love and kittens! :D

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 05:10 PM

6. I come here to rest and avoid the anger.

the pets are so nice and so filled with love.

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Response to hollysmom (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 9, 2017, 04:42 PM

8. i agree!!!

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