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Post by Vaucluse » Thu, 05 Jan 2006 10:01 am

See!!!! Saint is the only one who understands me.
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Re: Buying a pet in Singapore

Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Thu, 05 Jan 2006 10:50 am

Nancy I wrote:Hi,
We will be getting rid of a dog and cat before moving to Singapore.
Freak. :x

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Post by Vaucluse » Thu, 05 Jan 2006 4:00 pm

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:
Nancy I wrote:Hi,
We will be getting rid of a dog and cat before moving to Singapore.
Freak. :x



OH, I SEEEE!!!!!! Mary can come out with it and everything is fine, whereas I am squeezed into a corner of submission, forced to hold my tongue . . . . :-|

(Glad you're on the ball here as well, Mary. Unbeliveable, simply unbelieveable)

Nancy, how did you 'get rid' of your last pets? Similar to this, maybe:


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Post by sapphire » Thu, 05 Jan 2006 4:26 pm

MHB didn't make a new year resolution to be nice, you did. :P
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Post by Vaucluse » Thu, 05 Jan 2006 5:13 pm

Ah yes, there's that. I take my photo back.
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Post by Saint » Thu, 05 Jan 2006 5:43 pm

Vaucluse wrote:See!!!! Saint is the only one who understands me.
I wouldn't quite go that far but I'm getting there :lol:

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Re: Buying a pet in Singapore

Post by Global Citizen » Thu, 05 Jan 2006 6:31 pm

Vaucluse wrote:
Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:
Nancy I wrote:Hi,
We will be getting rid of a dog and cat before moving to Singapore.
Freak. :x



OH, I SEEEE!!!!!! Mary can come out with it and everything is fine, whereas I am squeezed into a corner of submission, forced to hold my tongue . . . . :-|

(Glad you're on the ball here as well, Mary. Unbeliveable, simply unbelieveable)

Nancy, how did you 'get rid' of your last pets? Similar to this, maybe:

In my defence Vaucluse, of course I noticed the unfortunate wordage of Nancy's statement and that's another story altogether, but it's such fun teasing you especially in view of your resolution. :P No hard feelings, eh?
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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Thu, 05 Jan 2006 10:53 pm

Global Citizen wrote:In my defence Vaucluse, of course I noticed the unfortunate wordage of Nancy's statement
I don't think it's the wording-- I think it her attitude of pets being disposable. Getting rid of them and getting new ones simply because they are inconvenient. Ghastly.

There was a family I knew here a few years ago who got rid of their beautiful Golden Retreiver because they were moving back to the suburbs of Chicago and wouldn't have a maid... She actually said those words thinking other people would understand. I'm sure the dog is better off.

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Post by earthfriendly » Fri, 06 Jan 2006 1:00 am

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:
Global Citizen wrote:In my defence Vaucluse, of course I noticed the unfortunate wordage of Nancy's statement
I don't think it's the wording-- I think it her attitude of pets being disposable. Getting rid of them and getting new ones simply because they are inconvenient. Ghastly.
Come to think of it, you're right. I wasn't reading the full context of it. Brought to mind my girlfriend, an avid animal lover.

She was vacationing back home in Malaysia and Singapore for about three months and could not stand the thought of leaving her two cats alone in the USA. Her hubby would still remain in USA but had an extremely busy schedule and not be able to keep the cats company. They were housecats. So she ended up taking the cats with her to SG and Malaysia.

She had to go through great trouble for it. Getting the proper shots, cages, getting them quanrantined while in SG (expensive according to her), researching airline procedures. And one that blew my mind away. She had to haul 50lbs of cat food with her luggage and ended up going over the weight limit, not to mention it took two human to haul that piece of lugguage. One of her cat is a picky eater with the most discriminating taste and will only eat a specific brand of cat food, which unfortunately was not available in SG and Malaysia.

IMHO, if the pets are so important to you and are part of the family, it would be a good idea to bring them with you. However depending on the type of breed, those with long and thick hair may find the weather objectionable. In that case, may just have to take them for frequent trimmings, like what my SG friends and relatives do.

On the other hand, I may want to give Nancy benefit of the doubt. I ,myself, had on some occasions, written in a manner that did not reflect my true intent (a product of bilingualism). And sincerely hope that's the case with a few of the posters here. I find the callousness quite disconcerting.
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Post by earthfriendly » Fri, 06 Jan 2006 1:05 am

Vaucluse, the picture is extremely disturbing, if I interpret it correctly. I do not know where it took place. And if I read it correctly, does the person know what he is doing may get him into trouble with the law??

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Post by Vaucluse » Fri, 06 Jan 2006 8:38 am

[quote="Global Citizen
In my defence Vaucluse, of course I noticed the unfortunate wordage of Nancy's statement and that's another story altogether, but it's such fun teasing you especially in view of your resolution. :P No hard feelings, eh?[/quote]


Careful also of my rather sensitive nature, please, but you may continue to try an rattle my resolve . . . :)


Earthfriendly, the pic is in China and it's highly doubtful anything happened after, given the general attitude to animals there.
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Post by dot dot dot » Fri, 06 Jan 2006 9:20 am

Peeps....

Nancy is from Ecuador, the beautiful Andes country in South America. An eyeopener to go there (I liked it quite a bit over there, just that petty theft is the main occupation it seems).

Here's how most of us would like to look at a guinea pig:

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Well, here's the way Ecuadorians rather see a guinea pig, or as they call it 'CUY CHAQTADO' (fried guinea pig):

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Different cultures, different habits, different 'tastes'....

So once we see a fried cat on a leash here, we know it's Nancy from Ecuador.

Eric

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Post by Vaucluse » Fri, 06 Jan 2006 9:59 am

Eric from the Netherlands wrote: So once we see a fried cat on a leash here, we know it's Nancy from Ecuador.

Eric


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Re: Buying a pet in Singapore

Post by earthfriendly » Fri, 06 Jan 2006 12:42 pm

Vaucluse wrote:

Earthfriendly, the pic is in China and it's highly doubtful anything happened after, given the general attitude to animals there.
It is quite sad you know. Human dehumanize animals just because they are not humans. Hopefully, peoples' mentality will change. There were celebrities like Jackie Chan doing ads on Chinese TV in USA reminding the Chinese to use more care with members of the animal kingdom and to refrain from traditional chinese delicacy like sharks fin etc... as we do not want to eat them to extinction.

I also read horror stories about commercial slaughter house on how terrified poor cows were when they knew they were to be butchered. They were crying out for mercy. One time, also saw a clip, think it was put out by PETA, on how farmhands were picking up live hens and slamming them against the wall, all in the name of fun. These hens were supposed to be served as food by KFC franchise, which denied the charges vehemently, until someone went undercover with a hidden camera. KFC eventually agreed to put measures in place. How callous can human get.

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Post by Vaucluse » Fri, 06 Jan 2006 2:51 pm

Quite sad is right, but look at the value placed on human life in China, let alone animal life.
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