Some things are better left unsaid. No matter how good something might sound to you-before you utter it aloud-there are some basic "no no's" when it comes to talking with a dog owner. Here are 7 definite comments you should never say. See how many of these have been hurled your way.
I know my MIL (God rest her soul) would just treat animals, as animals, not family members. She told me once, if they got sick, well you just shot them, because no-one had money to pay for a Vet in those days ... so if whiskey didn't work .. yes whiskey ... then it was silver bullet time.
I can't imagine treating anything like that. They have feelings and emotions and they show us so much unconditional love daily.
I agree, Sassy. some older generation that I knew, treated dogs and cats as "just animals". It began to change in my generation. First person I ever heard referring to a dog as "one of the family" was my brother. My mother look askance at all of this. Thought he was being a bit of a "namby-pamby"!
Do you think the movement of society from agriculture into cities has anything to do with this?
Last Edit: Jan 17, 2014 14:07:01 GMT -1 by Whisker
I think people began realizing some time ago that dogs, and all animals do think and reason, and do have emotions, feelings, fears, excitements, worries, stress, anger, joy, love, are jealous, and are individuals, and so on.