I know there's been threads like this before but I haven't seen any that aren't locked due to being so old.
How many of us T-Nationers are huge animal lovers? I can say that I am. I've had a ton of pets over the years, and currently have a dog, three cats and a cockatiel. Over the years I've had numerous cats and dogs, snakes, mice (not for the snakes to eat), rats, ferrets (best. pet. ever!), hamsters, guinea pigs, a tarantula, birds galore, and even a flying squirrel. I even had a crow for a few weeks, but that wasn't really a pet thing. It had a broken wing and one of my cats tried to eat it even though it was twice his size. He ended up at a wildlife preserve and to my knowledge is still alive.
I'm on an animal kick tonight because I saw a story earlier about a German Shepherd that had it's muzzle blown apart by some asshole, shithead kids that decided it would be funny to stuff some H.E. firecrackers in it's mouth and duct tape it shut. That image will never leave me. It made me furious with rage and sad at the same time, and then it made me want to spend time with my dog.
What the fuck is wrong with us as a species that we maim and murder weaker beings for fun? If I ever saw someone doing something like that to any animal, regardless of whether it's cute or not, I'd beat them until my fists were raw and I couldn't lift my arms anymore.
What are some of the awesome pets you guys have/have had?
This is my buddy. His name's Tango.