February 25, 2011 5:59 pm at 5:59 pm #595324
Do you have any? I have a rabbit and lot’s of fish.February 25, 2011 6:20 pm at 6:20 pm #744772mikehall12382Member
DOG…spoke with my Rav before getting it too….February 25, 2011 6:22 pm at 6:22 pm #744773
I don’t want this to become a halachik debate just a peaceful conversation.February 25, 2011 6:24 pm at 6:24 pm #744774
The Wolf (who does NOT eat hamsters).February 25, 2011 6:31 pm at 6:31 pm #744775
Wolf- I have had hamsters they are a lot of fun but they would always escape from those plastic cages with the tubes. The best bet is to use a plain glass tank (no water).February 25, 2011 6:35 pm at 6:35 pm #744776
we have a foster-cat right now. She’s a stray who did not fare well at the shelter, so she needed to live in a house (w/o any other pets) until someone adopted her.
My wife came with three cats. I’m not crazy about cats, but I really love my wife. One cat ran away, one had to be put down last summer, one took a premature and unexpected one-way trip to kitty heaven this past December. My wife was very attached to the last cat and that is why we got the foster cat. She missed having a cat around, but wasn’t ready to get a new cat after the sudden death of the previous cat.
When I was 14, my mother got my brother and me a wonderful dog that changed my whole life.February 25, 2011 6:36 pm at 6:36 pm #744777
one male Betta (Siamese Fighting Fish)February 25, 2011 7:14 pm at 7:14 pm #744778
The best bet is to use a plain glass tank (no water).
That’s exactly what we use.
The WolfFebruary 25, 2011 7:56 pm at 7:56 pm #744779HaLeiViParticipant
I used to have a chic.February 25, 2011 8:04 pm at 8:04 pm #744780
I used to have a chic.
Is it chic to have a chic? 🙂
The WolfFebruary 25, 2011 8:21 pm at 8:21 pm #744781deiyezoogerMember
My nieghbor had a chic, one night they heard it cry outside (it was in a wooden cage) in the morning the found the cage ripped open and the chic was missing its head.February 25, 2011 8:50 pm at 8:50 pm #744782
“I used to have a chic.”
was it a chic alligator bag? 😉February 26, 2011 5:07 pm at 5:07 pm #744783ZachKessinMember
We have a catFebruary 27, 2011 1:14 am at 1:14 am #744784charliehallParticipant
We have cats. As a result we have no mice.February 27, 2011 1:32 am at 1:32 am #744785600 Kilo BearMember
Figure out from my screen name what creature I proudly keep as a pet (a breeding pair in fact) :)))).February 27, 2011 1:35 am at 1:35 am #744786
Figure out from my screen name what creature I proudly keep as a pet (a breeding pair in fact)
It’s obvious — you’re keeping salmon.
The WolfFebruary 27, 2011 3:03 am at 3:03 am #744787EzratHashemMember
We had birds who ate a varied diet except on Pesach when they had to eat millet only.
What do dogs eat on Pesach?February 27, 2011 5:33 am at 5:33 am #744788smartcookieMember
Someone please explain HOW you can live in one house with a cat or dog? I can’t even walk past them outdoors!
I understand you get attached to them. But how? And why?February 27, 2011 6:08 am at 6:08 am #744789
smart cookie~ “Someone please explain HOW you can live in one house with a cat or dog? I can’t even walk past them outdoors!”
just because you have an aversion to pets, doesn’t mean that others can’t form attachments. I had cats & subsequently 3 litters of kittens (that were given away at various times). my husband made me get rid of the remaining cats I had (he caught some kittens on the dining room table on seforim). I miss having a cat terribly & would love to get a kitten again!! especially since we have an empty nest now.February 27, 2011 6:18 am at 6:18 am #744790
dogs are social animals with emotions very close to human emotions. They have developed survival mechanisms that make them very endearing to humans.
Dogs and cats and other small mammals have high cheekbones that appeal to us as human baby’s faces appeal to us. THey’re very cute.
When a human strokes or pets a dog (perhaps cats, too) oxytocin, neuromodulator, is released in the human and dog body. Oxytocin is believed to play a role in pair-bonding (such as mother/child), social recognition, trust and love.
But, forget the science. They’re cute, they’re fun, they’re loyal, they’re enthusiastic and they love you and all the people you love. What’s not to like?
You can always count on your dog to be excited to see you, no matter how despicable human society says you are.
Dogs have been living with humans for perhaps 10,000 years. Humans seem to get a lot out of it, since we keep doing it. 1/3 of all Americans live with a dog, so it must be doing something for them.
I have wonderful memories of 14-years with my dog.
When people who use anxiety-control methods think of a pleasant place to quiet their minds. Many people think of the beach or something. I just call my dog’s name quietly, close my eyes, and remember her running to me, and that puts me in MY happy, calm place.February 27, 2011 6:24 am at 6:24 am #744791
We just got word that our foster-cat, Annie, has been abandoned by her owner. We are now trying to find a home for her. She is living in the Boston area, is a very lovely Calico cat with big eyes. She is very good-natured, in short, a pussycat (I am not a cat lover, so if I recommend a cat, it has to be really good.)
She is probably about 2 years old. The vet says she’s in good health, negative/negative (I think that’s for awful feline diseases), spayed and healthy.
She is very affectionate but dislikes other cats and dogs. She is shy at first with humans, until she gets to know them. She needs to be the only pet in the house.
Anyone interested? I can post the name of the cat adoption agency, if you’re interested. The shelter fee for adoption is $50.February 27, 2011 3:10 pm at 3:10 pm #744793mamashtakahMember
A dog.February 27, 2011 3:24 pm at 3:24 pm #744794
I grew up with two dogs. Some of my fondest memories of my childhood are of spending time with and playing with them.
I would have a dog now if it were not for the allergies of some members of my extended family. Since I value their occasional company, we restrict our pets to hamsters (although, of late, we have considered a guinea pig).
The WolfFebruary 27, 2011 3:35 pm at 3:35 pm #744795charliehallParticipant
“I understand you get attached to them. But how? And why?”
By learning to be compassionate for animals you are more likely to be compassionate to your fellow humans.February 27, 2011 5:32 pm at 5:32 pm #744796
Wolf- My family is a pet family and we would love to have a dog but allergies unfortunately restrict it.February 27, 2011 8:52 pm at 8:52 pm #744797observanteenMember
Smartcookie: I agree with you!!! YUCK!! I prefer playing with kids or my hair.
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