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GENESIS HAS PROVIDED THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION "WHERE DO PETS COME FROM ??"

  Adam said, "Lord, when I was in the garden, you walked with me everyday. Now I do not see you anymore. I am lonesome here and it is difficult for me to remember how much you love me."   And God said, "No problem! I will create a companion for you that will be with you forever and who will be a reflection of my love for you, so that you will love me even when you cannot see me. Regardless of how selfish or childish or unlovable you may be, this new companion will accept you as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of yourself."   And God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam. And it was a good animal. And God was pleased. And the new animal was pleased to be with Adam and he wagged his tail. And Adam said, "Lord, I have already named all the animals in Eden and I cannot think of a name for this new animal."   And God said, "No problem! Because I have created this new animal to be a reflection of my love for you, his name will be a reflection of my own name, and you will call him DOG."   And Dog lived with Adam and was a companion to him and loved him. And Adam was comforted. And God was pleased. And Dog was content and wagged his tail. After a while, it came to pass that Adam's guardian angel came to the Lord and said, "Lord, Adam has become filled with pride. He struts and preens like a peacock and he believes he is worthy of adoration. Dog has indeed taught him that he is loved, but perhaps too well."   And the Lord said, "No problem! I will create for him a companion who will be with him forever and who will see him as he is. The companion will remind him of his limitations, so he will know that he is not always worthy of adoration."   And God created CAT to be a companion to Adam. And Cat would not obey Adam. And when Adam gazed into Cat's eyes, he was reminded that he was not the supreme being. And Adam learned humility.

  And God was pleased.

  And Adam was greatly improved.

  And Dog was happy.

  And the Cat didn't give a sh$% one way or the other!



I have 4 cats......luckily this is not 1 of them! Here are the pictures of my kittens. They are Trudy,Sox, Stubby,and Balls, although he has since lost them due to a "surgical procedure".

...THE KITTENS JUST A SHORT EXPLANATION OF HOW WE CAME TO HAVE THEM..ALL KEVIN FOUND THEM LYING ON A LUMBER PILE IN THE HOT AUGUST SUN LAST YEAR. THEIR EYES WERE JUST OPEN AND THEY WERE STARVING AND MEOWING AT THE TOP OF THEIR LITTLE LUNGS. HE SHOWED THEM TO ME, WE TOOK THEM INSIDE MY HUSBAND'S OFFICE, FOUND A BOX & TOOK THEM HOME TO NURSE BACK TO HEALTH AND FIND THEM A HOME. I BOTTLE FED THEM AND KEPT THEM IN A BOX IN MY BEDROOM AND THEY FOUND A HOME ALRIGHT...OURS. THEY ARE ALL HOUSECATS...HAVE TO BE BECAUSE WE HAVE 7 OUTSIDE DOGS! THEY ARE SOX(4 VERY WHITE FEET), TRUDY(SHE WAS MONKEY FACE, BUT JILL RENAMED HER),STUBS(PART OF HIS TAIL IS MISSING), AND BALLS(GUESS!!!!)


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CHILDREN AS PETS -- THE CAT YEARS


I just realized that while children are dogs -- loyal and affectionate -- teenagers are cats. It's so easy to be a dog owner. You feed it, train it, boss it around. It puts it's head on your knee and gazes at you as if you were a Rembrandt painting. It bounds indoors with enthusiasm when you call it. Then around age 13, your adoring little puppy turns into a BIG OLE CAT. When you tell it to come inside, it looks amazed, as if wondering who died and made you emperor. Instead of dogging your doorsteps, it disappears. You won't see it again until it gets hungry -- then it pauses on its sprint through the kitchen long enough to turn its nose up at whatever you're serving. When you reach out to ruffle its head, in that old affectionate gesture, it twists away from you, then gives you a blank stare, as if trying to remember where it has seen you before. You, not realizing that the dog is now a cat, think something must be desperately wrong with it. It seems so antisocial, so distant, sort of depressed. It won't go on family outings. Since you're the one who raised it, taught it to fetch and stay and sit on command, you assume that you did something wrong. Flooded with guilt and fear, you redouble your efforts to make your pet behave. Only now you're dealing with a cat, so everything that worked before now produces the opposite of the desired result. Call it, and it runs away. Tell it to sit, and it jumps on the counter. The more you go toward it, wringing your hands, the more it moves away. Instead of continuing to act like a dog owner, you can learn to behave like a cat owner. Put a dish of food near the door, and let it come to you. But remember that a cat needs your help and your affection too. Sit still, and it will come, seeking that warm, comforting lap it has not entirely forgotten. Be there to open the door for it. One day your grown-up child will walk into the kitchen, give you a big kiss and say, "You've been on your feet all day. Let me get those dishes for you." Then you'll realize your cat is a dog again.

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