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Do you consider your pets to be part of your family...?

...and am I being a grumpy old man considering the following ?

My brother just sent me a short video clip as a joke. It includes someone feeding weed to their cat. The video then shows the result thereof as if it's funny.

I told my bro that I don't find it funny. It's similar to feeding your small naive child weed, filming the result and then showing it to other friends and family for a laugh.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
Yes I do. That’s animal cruelty to dope up an animal just for laughs.
Wraithorn · 51-55, M
[@16806,cherokeepatti] Thank you. They deserve more respect than just being kept for our entertainment.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
[@385840,Wraithorn] believe they would get charges slapped on them if they did that here and got identified
Wraithorn · 51-55, M
[@16806,cherokeepatti] Good.
JimminyChristmas · 51-55, M
Not OK!! I would beat the snot out of someone that did that to my cats.
Wraithorn · 51-55, M
[@470273,JimminyChristmas] Thanks for caring.
JimminyChristmas · 51-55, M
[@385840,Wraithorn] I love my little beasties.😸😸😸😸😸😸😸
Lee124 · F
The extremes people will go to for "social media recognition is both appalling and sad. I'm glad you told your brother how you felt. Your story reminds me of the cucumber placed next to an unsuspecting cat and waiting for their reaction. Absolute ignorance and insensitivity in my personal opinion.
Wraithorn · 51-55, M
[@1021619,Lee124] Well my bro just replied that he acknowledges that it is abuse. So at least he did think twice about it now.
Floridian · 70-79, F
Cats are small. It wouldn’t take much to reach a toxic dose, probably.
SW User
That’s NOT funny it’s abuse 😡
Wraithorn · 51-55, M
[@987995,Wrenna] Thanks, that's what I thought.
Mrsbetweenfatandfit · 26-30, F
I thought catnip was the appropriate “high” of choice for cats. Couldn’t weed get them sick?
Wraithorn · 51-55, M
[@455213,Mrsbetweenfatandfit] It possibly could get them sick, yes.
It's not cool to get animals intoxicated like that
Peapod · 56-60, F
That's absolutely disgusting Wraithorn and I would certainly consider that animal abuse. Cannabis is very potent to a small animal and God knows how scary it was for the cat. Your brother is a total jerk for sending you that. Videos like that should be reported.

As to answer your question about my pets, they are without a doubt, a part of our family. I love my cats like I would love a person and do all I can to give them a wonderful life in my care.

I am sorry you had to even see someone harming one. I would be really upset too.
Peapod · 56-60, F
[@385840,Wraithorn], it should be a no-brainer to anyone that is half decent. I think a video like that should be viewed by some authorities that maybe could bring charges. Sometimes a local news station will run with that to get some people identified. It's very serious imho.

I hug and kiss my cats all the time, so yes, I would be happy to give them an extra dose for you. I hope you also have a furbuddy or two to love. My life is so much better with animals in it. 🐱
Wraithorn · 51-55, M
[@711251,Peapod] Thanks for that. I don't have cats anymore. The last two had long and interesting lives though. They both reached 19 yrs old. If you check in my cat story featured in my profile the 2nd and 3rd cats,Shelley and Tigger, were my cats.
Peapod · 56-60, F
[@385840,Wraithorn], awww, that is awesome they had nice long lives with you. I will have to post some pictures of my three cats on my profile. Paddington is this huge orange and white cat that is our most recent addition. He is my shadow and he is always a quiet presence by my side. Even my husband has really fallen for him because the cat is just so mellow.

I will go check out your crew.
curiosi · 56-60, F
That is very cruel, I'm glad you told him so. My pets are my family. Some are not invited to my home because they have requested that I lock her in another room. I wont do that, she is part of the family and shouldn't be locked up.
Wraithorn · 51-55, M
[@423488,curiosi] Yeah, being cruel to something or someone we love will surely damage any trust that they have in us.
I definitely considered my cat a family member. And she trusted me not to do anything awful to her. What a cruel thing to do for “entertainment”. Some people have no sense at all. 😞
Wraithorn · 51-55, M
[@328496,bijouxbroussard] Indeed Bijoux. I don't think my bro would be amused if I reported his friend but I did give him something to think about. I'm glad you mentioned trust. It's totally part of love.
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I totally agree with you, that is cruelty to the animals 😔
Wraithorn · 51-55, M
[@435994,MightyAphrodite] Yeah...I think the thing is, he doesn't love cats like I do so he thinks it's funny but I see it from a different angle. I am the brother who always seems to be saying,"but...look at it from this angle and it looks very different."
Piper · 61-69, F
Yes, my animal companions are my [i]only[/i] immediate family...now.


I'd have had the same reaction, if anyone shared a video like with me. I don't find it remotely amusing, and cannabis can indeed be toxic to a cat or dog.
Wraithorn · 51-55, M
[@910977,Piper] Thanks for answering, I appreciate it.
Piper · 61-69, F
[@385840,Wraithorn] Hey no...thank [i]you[/i] for posting something I [i]wanted[/i] to comment on! 🙃
Wraithorn · 51-55, M
[@910977,Piper] Well that makes me feel good. Thanks.
hami1091 · 41-45, F
I agree with you 💯 on this.
Wraithorn · 51-55, M
[@41069,hami1091] Thanks.

 
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