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Old April 15th, 2010, 12:51 PM
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poor kitty lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x8yn...ext=1&index=56

this is funny/cute to me lol.

seeing as how they are both around the same age(im guessing.)
the kid doesnt know any better, but it was cute seeing the cat going "no!"

the only thing i worried about was when his head went underwater, but im sure he's fine.


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Old April 15th, 2010, 01:03 PM
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Ok - I am all for a good humour but if that were my kid, pulling ANY of my cats like that into the water, someone would be getting it big time.

Not cute nor funny...just an ignorant father and a ill trained bratty kid.

I wonder if the cat stratched the heck out of the kid..would the father still be laughing???
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Old April 15th, 2010, 01:30 PM
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i understand your emotions, but i dont understand you saying its a bratty kid.

i think he did nothing wrong, i mean, yes the parent should have intervined, but he's just doing what kids do.
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Old April 16th, 2010, 12:30 AM
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You thought that was funny?

What this father teaching his son about animals is that it's okay to be mean to them (while the kid may not have known better at first, anyone-even a child- can see the cat is curious but does not want to be pulled in), make them uncomfortable and laugh at them while doing it. The kid's gonna grow up without respect for animals
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Old April 16th, 2010, 05:58 AM
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"ill trained bratty kid"
"the kid's gonna grow up without respect for animals"



i think you guys are jumping the gun with this.
the kid could not even form a sentence (let alone a word) and you think he could tell the cat didnt want to jump in the tub?
yes the father should have went "no!" instead of "hahaha!" after it happened. but up till that point, i dont see any harm being done with the kid. he was just doing what kids do. i dont see how he's going to grow up to be a kid who miss treats animals.

my brother is a good example of this.

when he was in his diapers, he used to pull our cat by it's tail and spin it around.
is he the same now? no, he's actually quite kind with animals.

sure the kid will learn something from this, be it negative or positive. but in the end, when he grows up, it'll be up to him whether or not he's going to respect animals. he'll be able to reflect on his actions.
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Old April 16th, 2010, 07:10 AM
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my brother is a good example of this.
when he was in his diapers, he used to pull our cat by it's tail and spin it around.
is he the same now? no, he's actually quite kind with animals.
I thought SSS was your first cat? Has he come back yet by the way?

Anyway, the father definitely is sending a mixed message to his child just for the sake of a good laugh. Cats are curious about a lot of things including water. Doesn't mean it's a good idea for them to be dunked in it. JMO
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Old April 16th, 2010, 08:41 AM
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"ill trained bratty kid"
"the kid's gonna grow up without respect for animals"



i think you guys are jumping the gun with this.
the kid could not even form a sentence (let alone a word) and you think he could tell the cat didnt want to jump in the tub?
yes the father should have went "no!" instead of "hahaha!" after it happened. but up till that point, i dont see any harm being done with the kid. he was just doing what kids do. i dont see how he's going to grow up to be a kid who miss treats animals.
Ok call me insensitive. Many of us here are dealing with animals that are abused on a daily basis. Incidents of kids throwing animals from windows, kids putting cats in dryers, kids throwing animals in the pool...the list goes on.

Personally, I don't see any humour in this at all. Call me a complete downer if you will but I have seen pain and suffering so darn often that it absolutely infuriates me to hear a father in the background finding this funny. What message is that sending the kid.

Again - if that cat, in his own defense, scratched the h*ll out of the kid..I wonder how much laughter there would be.

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Old April 17th, 2010, 09:54 PM
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[QUOTE=Sew-sew-steve;908643]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x8yn...ext=1&index=56

this is funny/cute to me lol.

seeing as how they are both around the same age(im guessing.)
the kid doesnt know any better, but it was cute seeing the cat going "no!"
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NOT funny/cute, nor amusing- cats don't like water and simply tolorate kids. It really breaks my heart to see any kind of animal abuse as they rely on us to take care of them, the cat was just being curious, did not want a people bath Sure the kid is an innocent victim in all of this as the camera was there, so, wasn't a natural event but more coaxed and rehearsed...my opinion of'course!

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Old April 18th, 2010, 08:55 AM
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"Past emotions do influence present thoughts, SSS. Always will.

Opinions differ. Always will.

The video shows a great deal of irresponsibility by the father. He allows his son, under his supervision, to do something to a cat that could have caused both cat and child a great deal of trauma. The father learned nothing, because his child miraculously did not get hurt. And the child learned nothing because the father did not correct his misbehavior. The cat learned to associate children with something unpleasant. This is a lose-lose-lose situation..."

i respect your opinion on this, you make a valid point.
i dont want anyone to think im FOR the video. it was bad(but not as bad as i thought it would be after some of the forum memebers' clarification.) like i said, anything a cat does i find cute, is that harmful? no.

also, i dont even know where to look for SSS. theres other cats around, so many houses around us that are unfinished, he could hide in any of them, i dont know where to look, how to look. im not giving up on him, i honestly believe he will come back. but im saying if he takes longer than two weeks, then i'd aknowledge the possibilities of this and that


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Thank you so much hazel for saying this. Seeing as SSS and I "got off on the wrong foot" I'm afraid to say anything to him as he may see it as being "nasty".
It would be so nice to see someone looking for this poor kitty.
well 14+, im way passed that. i know how you are, how you approach things to a certain extent. or atleast, i know enough of how you are to have felt a difference in the way you replied to this. it DID feel like you were holding back to be honest. like i said, its ok, say whatever you want, how you want. i wont be offended or anything, i've said it before (and so have you), its the way you are. nothing wrong with it.

only thing im against in this forum, is people making derogative statements, or being negative with things. theres things people DONT need to say.


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Very well put Hazel. I can bet that one day , the cat will "turn" on the kid , and who's going to suffer from this ? The cat will be the one who gets kicked out of the house.

I also did NOT find that video funny.
good point.

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The father is mostly to blame as I see it. The fact that the kid did what he did makes me think he feels it's okay and his father has likely failed to show him any better.

If this were my husband, he would have needed a proctologist to get his camera back.
thats basically what i've been saying (except for him being my husband).

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NOT funny/cute, nor amusing- cats don't like water and simply tolorate kids. It really breaks my heart to see any kind of animal abuse as they rely on us to take care of them, the cat was just being curious, did not want a people bath Sure the kid is an innocent victim in all of this as the camera was there, so, wasn't a natural event but more coaxed and rehearsed...my opinion of'course!
from what i know, and read, some cats DO like water.

anyways guys, i dont want you guys to take this the wrong way. im not for the video, im against that the father didnt intervine. i wouldnt go heavy on the kid though, he's learning (be it negative or positive) and so am i.
i didnt realise how this could be a gateway to other things.

anyways, thanks for the replies, i appreciate you guys replying and being honest, i can see this in a different way as i did when i first posted
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