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Pets indoors/outdoors

Started this discussion. Last reply by David F. Oct 29, 2013. 9 Replies

I've recently had a discussion with my girlfriend about whether it is better to keep your pets (cats and dogs) indoors at all times or not. I think that it is cruel to keep your pets restricted to…Continue

Staying with the girlfriend's parents

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shane Nov 20, 2012. 8 Replies

Me and my girlfriend are both university students. I live in the UK and she lives in Canada, though we met when she spent a year here. I've met her mother once before, but that before we were…Continue

Hello, all

Started this discussion. Last reply by Orion Mervin M. Yoshida Mar 28, 2011. 2 Replies

As the title says: Hello, all. I have been stalking this site and its forums for some time, but only recently decided to actually participate. I am currently at university in the UK studying maths.Continue

 

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David F. replied to Edward G's discussion Pets indoors/outdoors
"Our cats are indoors all the time.  They are loved, well fed and fea & tick free.We think that it is best to have two however so they have someone to be with while we are out.  When we had one die the other was not happy until we…"
Oct 29, 2013
Mike S. replied to Edward G's discussion Pets indoors/outdoors
"My dogs are "indoor" pets. They spend most of their time inside, but I let them outside as much as possible. Currently I live in an apartment, so they aren't being exercised as much as they need, but I take them to the dog park when I…"
Oct 26, 2013
Will replied to Edward G's discussion Pets indoors/outdoors
"Dogs go crazy and mad for attention if kept indoors all the time, or most of the time. Had two neighbors with dogs.  One was always on a leash when outdoors, even though we're on the edge of a chunk of private property where she could…"
Oct 26, 2013
Chu Kim replied to Edward G's discussion Pets indoors/outdoors
"You shouldn't group cats and dogs into the same category first of all. They are different animals. I have had dogs all my life. For the most part, they belong indoors. They are social animals, and more human-oriented than cats are. They…"
Oct 26, 2013
Steve Dallas replied to Edward G's discussion Pets indoors/outdoors
"Not cruel, just stupid. An outdoor cat in an urban area will have a lifespan of around 4 years, go at least 3 times as much for indoor cats. My 2 cats are not left wanting for interaction, health, quality of life or any thing else. They are group…"
Oct 25, 2013
Claude replied to Edward G's discussion Pets indoors/outdoors
"That changes things.  At first I thought your gf was crazy, but after you made this clarification I don't think she's so nutty.  Where I live, if I let my dogs out side without being on a lead, there's a good chance…"
Oct 25, 2013
Edward G replied to Edward G's discussion Pets indoors/outdoors
"A clarification - It's not that she's opposed to animals going outside, but rather she's opposed to animals going outside without a leash or close supervision."
Oct 25, 2013
Brian Chavez replied to Edward G's discussion Pets indoors/outdoors
"cats and dogs evolved outside.  cats and dogs adapted to humans.  cats and dogs will adapt to whatever they need to.  cats have been proven to be the most prolific hunters in urban and suburban areas. so just in keeping them as pets…"
Oct 25, 2013
Ben replied to Edward G's discussion Pets indoors/outdoors
"Animals are animals, their natural instinct is to roam, run and hunt. Let them do just that, they will be a lot happier than being cooped up all day. Just like humans, you'd go crazy if you spent all your time inside."
Oct 25, 2013
Edward G posted a discussion

Pets indoors/outdoors

I've recently had a discussion with my girlfriend about whether it is better to keep your pets (cats and dogs) indoors at all times or not. I think that it is cruel to keep your pets restricted to indoors and she believes that it is cruel to let them go outside.She argues that if pets are allowed to go outside, then it makes them vulnerable to getting hit by cars, getting attacked by other animals, etc, and it is kindest for the pet to be kept away from all possible dangers.I argue that if the…See More
Oct 25, 2013
Edward G replied to chad's discussion Coed friendships while in a relationship
"Nothing wrong with having opposite gender friends in a relationship. I have plenty of female friends, close and regular, and do plenty of group activities as well as one-on-one activities with them, in both public and private situations. My…"
May 24, 2013
Nick H replied to Edward G's discussion Staying with the girlfriend's parents
"I don't think they expect you bring them gifts individually. I'd bring a gift for the gf and another for the family for having you there, A great gift idea I think is to bring British sweets. Canada has Cadbury products but the chocolate…"
Nov 20, 2012
Nick H replied to Edward G's discussion Staying with the girlfriend's parents
"That's very good except there are a few changes for Toronto. In Toronto, only criminals are allowed to carry firearms (police may carry tazers but only once they have received no less than three formal letters of rejection from the criminal…"
Nov 20, 2012
Brian Splash replied to Edward G's discussion Staying with the girlfriend's parents
"l have done this myself 20 years ago . l would gift on arrival something that is iconic to your home town , does not have to be expensive and l would have it focus on more of a present for her mum as she is the only one you really have to impress .…"
Nov 20, 2012
Brian Splash replied to Edward G's discussion Staying with the girlfriend's parents
"This made me laugh !!!!!"
Nov 20, 2012
Edward G replied to Edward G's discussion Staying with the girlfriend's parents
"If we end up going out for a meal or something (as will be pretty inevitable), should I offer to pay for my share? Also, I suspect that it will be good for me to arrive with a gift for them, but what sort of thing should I bring? Given that…"
Nov 19, 2012

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