Why would someone marry a "cat hater".  The relationship would not have gotten 
that far if it were me.

---- Lorrie <felineres...@frontier.com> wrote: 
> I couldn't have said it better Lee,  you are an excellent writer and
> you express yourself beautifully.  
> Lorrie
> On 09-25, Lee Evans wrote:
> >    The problem with euthanasia for pets is that most people will use it
> >    for their own convenience.  I have seen this happen several times and
> >    it's really terrible but there is no crime in killing an animal.  We do
> >    this every day to eat them, for sport, as trophies or just because we
> >    don't want them any more.  They don't match the new sofa or they might
> >    scratch the new sofa.  I have a cat rescued from the vet clinic when
> >    the woman I was sitting next to who had a lovely white male cat in a
> >    carrier told me she was having him euthanized because he was an outside
> >    cat and it was too much trouble to call him in at night.  Another woman
> >    brought in her two older cats, lovely Maine Coon mixes, obviously still
> >    full of life to have them "put to sleep" because she and her husband
> >    were going on a world tour.  And a third woman was getting married and
> >    her husband to be hated cats so off went her 8 year old Persian mix.
> >    Well, not exactly off.  I adopted the white cat.  I still have him.  He
> >    tested FIV+ because the woman had not bothered to neuter him as a
> >    teen.  He's in my little FIV+group, perfectly happy to be indoors.  The
> >    world tour people left their cats at the vet clinic and one of the
> >    techs adopted them and the idiot who was marrying a cat hater never
> >    knew that her cat was adopted by one of the secretaries at the vet
> >    clinic.  But these success stories happened because I was there and
> >    convinced the technician and the secretary that death was unfair to the
> >    cats and they agreed.
> >    Veterinary medicine is still for the benefit of the "owner".  Animals
> >    are considered property rather than individuals with the right to
> >    having a caregiver and the right to their own lives.  We choose not to
> >    see the suffering of a truly terminally ill companion animal because we
> >    don't want to feel the pain of the loss.  We choose not to see how
> >    unethical it is to kill millions of cats and dogs because there are
> >    "too many" around or they are positive for some disease that they do
> >    not have at the present time and may never actually come down with or
> >    any number of other reasons we use to murder non-human animals.
> >    Everyone will eventually die.  It's a bad plan but we had no say in
> >    it.  However, the idea that we have to kill animals because they might
> >    die of this or that is not ethical.  The idea that a human is so
> >    precious that we keep him or her alive way past reason is equally
> >    illogical and unethical.  I don't have any answers so I try to use
> >    logic.  I don't euthanize for convenience.  I allow maximum care for my
> >    rescued cats, for my FeLv+ cats and my FIV+ cats.  I watch to see if
> >    their lives have gone beyond the limit of being useful to them, not to
> >    me and then I accept the pain it will cause me and allow them to pass
> >    on.  I don't tell myself fairy tales about where they go.  I miss them
> >    and I accept the grief knowing that they are no longer in pain or
> >    distress.
> > 
> >    Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty
> >    neighbors too!
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