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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Big_Poppa DDS, May 14, 2002.

  1. Big_Poppa DDS

    Big_Poppa DDS Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I want to get a pet this july, when I start working should I get a cat or a dog?
     
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  3. Regina330

    Regina330 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    HINT: not all chicks dig dogs :p
     
  4. Henna

    Henna Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    It also depends on how much time you have to spare. Dogs will need lots more of your time and attention.
    Having said that I voted for DOG.
     
  5. Detroit Mick

    Detroit Mick The Supinator 7+ Year Member

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    Dog... definitely dog.
     
  6. dragonfly9

    dragonfly9 Frickin' Chicken 7+ Year Member

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    Hmmm. . .the dog could work both ways. I am not a dog fan. I don't like how they smell and leave hair everywhere. Also, a college boyfriend had a dog and I was less than happy to see Poochie staring or have her lick my foot while he and I were "otherwise engaged" lets say. Not hot. Since then, I have had a situation in which hunting dogs have thrown themselves against wire fences at me. I am now terrified of anything larger than a Boston Terrier and I have become that bitchy chick that reminds people who let their dogs run free in small city parks of leash laws. I don't know that Bob the Rottweiller is a sweetheart. I don't want Bob near me.

    Cats are easy and non-threatening. Although there is the allergy issue. . .
     
  7. Blue Tooth

    Blue Tooth Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Cats are boring. They suck. And any chick that doesn't dig a dog is not worth it. Remember, weird old ladies have lots of cats, 1 dog (I suggest female labs) does the job just great.
     
  8. Henna

    Henna Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Blue Tooth:
    <strong> And any chick that doesn't dig a dog is not worth it. Remember, weird old ladies have lots of cats, .</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">where do you get off with this attitude.

    I love dogs....but I wouldn't want to be friends with someone who thinks ppl who dont like dogs are not worth their time.. I like maturity in my friends.
    I also love cats & you certainly dont have to be weird to have a cat ....
     
  9. tBw

    tBw totally deluded 7+ Year Member

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    If you even have to ask, then you are not a cat person!

    cats rule (literally)
     
  10. Blue Tooth

    Blue Tooth Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Cinnamon, what I was referring to was Regina's post that not all chicks like dogs. Sorry but it's kinda tough to get TIC across in this format.
     
  11. Henna

    Henna Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by the boy wonder:
    <strong>If you even have to ask, then you are not a cat person!

    cats rule (literally)</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I think cats are one of the most independent creatures alive. They are so cute & cuddly yet so independent.
     
  12. Henna

    Henna Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Blue Tooth:
    <strong>Cinnamon, what I was referring to was Regina's post that not all chicks like dogs. Sorry but it's kinda tough to get TIC across in this format.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">OMG ! so you openly admit that Regina is not worth it...I gotta hear what she's got to say about this.
    ( what did she ever do to you .)
     
  13. tBw

    tBw totally deluded 7+ Year Member

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    I have to admit I never used to be a fan of cats - I am allergic to them! I always loved dogs. Then I had a dog and, while I did love him, he was pretty dumb, and took huge amounts of effort walking/looking after, cleaning hair up from in return for the rather dopey, minimal affection. Two years ago someone I was dating gave me a kitten (they knew I was allergic but never really listened to me...that relationship was doomed!). HOWEVER, the kitten turned out to be one of the best things that has ever happened to me. She is amazingly affectionate, much smarter than the dog (comes by name, etc..well, if she feels like it..but she does understand when I call her!) and is absolutely no effort to feed, walk, look after or clean up for (beyond my normal house-cleaning). I can travel and friends are more than happy to do the minimal 'looking after' chores my cat requires (this was always a problem getting people to walk the dog in snow....)

    Cats are the best pets ever. :) And that's from someone who's *still* allergic to them.
     
  14. diente

    diente Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I happen to like both personally. A dog is definetly worth it if you have the time and energy to spend on it. If you just want a low maintaintance pet, then get a cat or even better a fish. Fish are awsome; I have a Beta fish that jumps out of the water for his food that I hold out for him.
     
  15. tBw

    tBw totally deluded 7+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by diente:
    <strong>I happen to like both personally. A dog is definetly worth it if you have the time and energy to spend on it. If you just want a low maintaintance pet, then get a cat or even better a fish. Fish are awsome; I have a Beta fish that jumps out of the water for his food that I hold out for him.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">hmmm, sometimes I wake up and my cat has climbed on the bed and nuzzled up to me. She is so cute. I can't see a beta fish doing that <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> I think I'll stick with a cat...
     
  16. Blue Tooth

    Blue Tooth Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Well I don't *know* her so I can't really say. &lt;TIC&gt; However, there is always hope for those of you still hanging onto notions of cat superiority. Come away from the darkness. Conver to the light side of the force. See the error in your ways. For those of you I've deemed unworthy, there's still hope yet.&lt;/TIC&gt;

    In all honesty, I've always had dogs and cannot stand cats. Hence, I couldn't be with someone who didn't like dogs, I'm sure the feeling is mutual for you cat-lovers out there. Just like anything else, it's all preference.

    Big Poppa, I'd say get a dog for the following reasons: They tend to be more "outdoorsy" of pets. Not all breeds but most. My experience is that there just seems to be more to do with them, both in and out of the house, than with cats. So it just kinda makes sense to have a pet that you can enjoy instead of watch (like some others, fish, etc). There's just more to do with dogs.
     
  17. drpduck

    drpduck Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    For me-cat. Is it because I like cats? Not really......but a lot of women do <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
     
  18. diente

    diente Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Fish are the perfect pet. They don't poo or pee all over your house unlike some cat and dogs I know of. Also they are very relaxing to look at. Something many of us will need in dental school. :)
     
  19. Blue Tooth

    Blue Tooth Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Wow, I wonder if this is some geographic difference or something. I can only think of 1 female I know that is pro-cat. All other's are pro-dog. Maybe it's just that dog and cat people tend to stick together. Huh, who knows.
     
  20. Frank Cavitation

    Frank Cavitation Game Center Arashi 7+ Year Member

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    get a Sony Aibo... They don't need to be taken care of, don't get sick and don't make a mess. Plus, I think now you can use a computer to program their actions. Much better control than real animals :)
     
  21. Yah-E

    Yah-E Toof Sniper 10+ Year Member

    I personally love "cats"!! I like my "cat" about 5'4" - 5'8", 34C, , 115 - 140 lbs, straight thick long hair, care for her looks, ambious, social, and intelligent, loves to shop and play dress up!! <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> Oh yeah, she can "meow" at me all niiiiiiiiiiiight!!
    <img border="0" alt="[Lovey]" title="" src="graemlins/lovey.gif" />

    Oh wait, are we talking about the same type of "cat" here??

    One more thing, this is for Regina, I also have a "HINT" ---&gt; ALL "DOGS" dig chicks!!! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  22. vixen

    vixen I like members 10+ Year Member

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    dog! def dog! when I was little I used to think dogs were boys and cats were girls. :rolleyes:

    does anyone remember robert deniro's distinction btwn cats and dogs on "meet the parents"? that was hilarious! <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
     
  23. DrMom

    DrMom Official Mom of SDN Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Gotta go with cat.
     
  24. StarGirl

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    if you get a puppy can i come play w/ it? i've always wanted one... get a cute small one... get a grayish brown poodle and don't shave their hair like those yucky white ones...
    cats scratches...
     
  25. groundhog

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    We need to remove subjective emotions from this debate. There is only one issue here. One needs to know which species provides best value as a food source if he or she should face starvation after blowing the food budget on too many "happy hours." Are there any animal husbandry majors out there who can give us the answer?
     
  26. Pi_Guy1

    Pi_Guy1 Member 7+ Year Member

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    Nice picture Yah-E!!!!

    Go Bearssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!

    Da Bears Da Bears Da Bears.....
     
  27. Regina330

    Regina330 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Ok everyone. chill out! I can't believe people get hostile and bent out of shape over animals! I would not consider myself a "cat person." I like cats and Ihave cats, but they have their drawbacks....they scratch you and the house, they take over space, etc. I don't mind dogs, but I would not want to clean up after one the way that you have to clean up after a dog, and I don't like dog licks or dog hair all over the place. I like bunnies the best! So don't say "cat people aren't worth it" because you have have cats, or like cats without being a cat fanatic!!! Same with dogs! I was just indicating that if the purpose of the pet in the poll was to get a chick, dogs don't always work.

    As for Yah-E, I'm loving the little reversal of my quote. Very funny <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
     
  28. Klownbiter

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    uh, both are tasty.
     
  29. dragonfly9

    dragonfly9 Frickin' Chicken 7+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Blue Tooth:
    <strong>Cats are boring. They suck. And any chick that doesn't dig a dog is not worth it. Remember, weird old ladies have lots of cats, 1 dog (I suggest female labs) does the job just great.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Hey! Just because I don't like dogs I'm "not worth it"! :p

    I'm just saying, dog panting+human panting =not hot. Also, animals have this habit of licking their crotches at the worst possible times. I suggest a fish, on second thought :) Also, there is nothing more revolting than a dog pooping. Oh yeah, and if you live in a city, you have to pick it up. Not really a chick thing. . .
     
  30. Henna

    Henna Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I'm just saying, dog panting+human panting =not hot. </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"><img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> :D <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
     
  31. tinker bell

    tinker bell 1K Member 7+ Year Member

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    Big Poppa, get a rooster. It will wake you up on time for work. What can dogs and cats do for you? They might occasionally bark and meow in the middle of the night and follow other cats and dogs in the neighbor hood.
    Fish also are good option. At least they reduce stress and don't get your house dirty. Yeah, get some zebrafish. They are easy to maintain, easy to breed. Just go to some research labs and ask for free zebrafish, they will happily donate you a bunch or so. And you can breed them in your spare time too.
    T
     
  32. Happy Gingiva

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    <img src="http://jelly.fcj.hvu.nl/~quiss/wallppr/puppya.jpg" alt=" - " />

    Stargirl, look what I found!! =)

    <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
     
  33. Yah-E

    Yah-E Toof Sniper 10+ Year Member

    Pi_Guy1,

    OH HELL YEAH!! Urlacher baby!! D A B E A R S!!

    Isn't it funny that we have our own "lounge" in the "pre-dental" thread? Either our Moderator really likes us or he's simply too busy for us!! At any rate, good for us, we can talk about anything in this forum, right?!

    <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  34. Darth Vader

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    Get a cat. They are more docile and less likely to turn on their owners then dogs.
     
  35. Kung Foo

    Kung Foo Mad Scientist... 7+ Year Member

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    DOG! Puppies are so cute... and SO much more personable than are cats (ew). Besides, a dog will get you out of the house/apt/cell to go for walks and escape your books for a while AND maybe since a dog is more like a real friend, it'll keep you from plunging into a deep academia-induced depression <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
    I would love to have a dog next year (it's like a sign of being a "real" adult) unfortunatly I opted for the apartment building that's a stone's throw from school... and only allows cats. Bah.
    While we're on the subject of cats, I should mention that I'm afraid of them - yes, housecats. They're devious little creatures with sharp claws and little concern for any being other than themselves. Oh, and it doesn't help tha tmy little sister used to toss her cats at me - with their claws flying in my direction - yikes!

    Get a dog. <img border="0" alt="[Lovey]" title="" src="graemlins/lovey.gif" /> Puppies are cute and dogs are loyal and loving - and it'll keep you in better mental and physical condition :D
     
  36. StarGirl

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    a gray cute poodle like the one happy posted, but cuter and not so much brown... :)
     
  37. Beagle

    Beagle Meet BEAGLE 7+ Year Member

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    Get a beagle! Those are the cutest dogs in the world. Dumb but very cute! Cat's are much easier to take care of though....
     
  38. cusp of carabelli

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    bow wow wow yippie yo yippie yay.....i'd get a dog... <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  39. EAK27

    EAK27 Member 7+ Year Member

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    happy gingiva, awesome pic, thats my dog, I am a dog person and TOTALLY worth it. However, I am backing up my girl Regina, and shes totally worth it. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> Your loss Blue Tooth. :p

    <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
    - for Regina
     

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