I have also noticed that in my dog clients, they always make a point of telling me how much they dislike cats.
Especially the clients w/ purebreds. I just bite my tongue, of course. The cat clients seem to be more compassionate about ALL animals. And hey, I can bite my tongue w/ a "dog lover" as long as they are forking over good money to me to care for their dogs, especially when a good chunk of that money helps w/ my cat programs........ :) I always tell my cats what a whore their mother is, espeically when I do "overnights" for a dog client. I tell them I have to "sleep w/ dogs" to keep them in the comfortable style they are accustoomed to. Little money sponges, they are............... :) Susan J. DuBose >^..^< www.PetGirlsPetsitting.com www.Tx.SiameseRescue.org www.shadowcats.net "As Cleopatra lay in state, Faithful Bast at her side did wait, Purring welcomes of soft applause, Ever guarding with sharpened claws." Trajan Tennent ----- Original Message ----- From: Melissa Lind To: email@example.com Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2007 8:06 AM Subject: RE: OT: Severely OT, dog fights and NFL player Susan, You've said it exactly. I think that dog people like the attention and companionship. I love dogs as well as cats, but cats give us more freedom (well, not with the checkbook), plus we're just cat-people. Like Caroline pointed out, there are many many dog people, but most people I meet don't like cats at all. Why? I haven't figured that one out. Stereotypes? Misconceptions? Idiocy? Not really sure. The pit bull abuses reminds me of The Dog Whisperer on Discovery or TLC or whatever. Cesar Millan is so good at showing that most dogs can be rehabilitated, but in most instances it's the humans that need the rehabilitation, not the dogs. The plight of pit bulls in our country is very sad and depressing. They are certainly the most misunderstood and mistreated of dogs (up there with racing dogs). Plus many people mistake other breeds for pit bulls, not even understanding what a pit bull actually is-they just equate them with any tough, muscular dog with a stocky stature. Enough ranting-I'm done with dogs for today. It's a happy day-our central air should be fixed today after being broken for 3 weeks in 90-degree weather! The babies will be so happy! I'll be happy to play with them again, and get back to normal! But living without air conditioning helped us see how truly spoiled we are, and how much we take for granted. Melissa