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In which I am apalled [Oct. 3rd, 2006|10:56 pm]
한국 사람이 아니다
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Did I say appalled? I'm sorry. Livid. I meant livid.

Look at this post in davis_square.

And I quote: We are looking for a home for our 8-year-old male cat.

We've added children to our home in the last 2 years and he's super child friendly -- but he really, really needs more attention than we can give him. He would do best in a household without children and would do fine with other animals as we've had other cats most of the time we've had him.


Then, look at the photos. They let their child sit on the cat. Look at the first one, especially. Look at his ears. That is one very unhappy cat.

They're having litterbox issues with him? They're lucky. If I were that poor boy (whose name is not mentioned in the post), I'd probably trash the place when they weren't home and then leave a bunch of plastic buckets half full of water in strategic locations about the house.

He's 8. I'm guessing they've had him since he was a kitten. And the past two years, OMG they have a BAYBEE so the poor kitty? Ignored.

Which is probably better for him than when the kid starts noticing him. Gee, you let some kid's diaper-covered ass sit on your cat, and you wonder why he's not happy? Funny how so many people I know - including my own parents - managed to raise children and happy cats. And all of these children learned to respect cats and treat them nicely.

And would not let them sit on the poor things.

This is why I was psyched that, for the first time, the United Way campaign at work allows us to select our own charities to give to. Because previously, they only let us donate to homo-sapiens-based organisations...this year, my money's going to the MSPCA.

I hate people. Now, more than ever.

Edit: His name is Red. Poor, poor Red.
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[User Picture]From: deathbytamarind
2006-10-04 06:04 am (UTC)
There's really nothing more that can be said. I hope the cat gets a good home and I hope the parents get a clue.
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[User Picture]From: world
2006-10-04 11:56 am (UTC)
Well, I see they deleted all their posts...but this last one tells me all I need to know:
"The problem is not actually physical abuse. It's that she doesn't respect his personal space. I thought these pictures illustrated that pretty well, but apparently they're freaking people out. I'm sorry about that, because it's clearly a distraction."
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[User Picture]From: world
2006-10-04 11:57 am (UTC)
Meaning just that these are really, really annoying people. Someone please take that poor cat!
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2006-10-04 12:11 pm (UTC)
To me, the offense runs deeper; as I said in a comment to Maggie/Flashfire: Taking photos of it indicates, to me at least, that they are not only NOT trying to teach the kid basic manners and respect for other living things, but they are encouraging it (oh, how cute, let's take a photo rather than, oh, I don't know...reprimand the child and rescue the cat).

It's something of a symptom of the rudeness and entitlement that's becoming rampant in the world.


Because, whether they intend it or not...this kid is learning, at a scarily young age, that it's okay to inflict yourself on other people.

In 30 years, I predict this child will become one of those driving the SUV while taking on the cellphone entitlement bitches who don't think that red hexagonal sign that says "stop" applies to them...
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[User Picture]From: world
2006-10-04 01:01 pm (UTC)
Well, that's what I meant-the fact they're calling it "not respecting his personal space"-they probably call tantrums in the supermarket "not using his words correctly" or something.

But that's true about the picture!
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