An anonymous person left a comment on my blog yesterday and Mom read it, got mad and deleted it and now she's fired up and is going to tell you about it and reply to "Mr Anonymous." I told her to watch her language because of some of you young pups.
Okay, Mom, your turn.
I don't know why this has bothered me so much. It could be that there are so many things that have built up and this was the thing that caused an overflow or maybe I care more about this than I do dealing with stupid friends, my mother's mess (I haven't spoken to her in over 2 years and then when she dies and my stepdad and brother screw stuff up and I'm the one that gets the phone calls to take care of the mess), work and the mess our house is in right now. I know there was a similar post that was nominated (and I think won) for post of the month and if I wasn't so fired up, I'd take the time to link to that person's post. I might come back and do it after I've calmed down and get some food in my system to help my blood sugar levels.
Yesterday before I left work I checked Kaos's comments about the farting game (I stil won't let her put her butt on me) and there was a comment from an anonymous person that left a not so nice comment. I deleted it and hoped nobody saw it and then went home and started thinking about it and wished I hadn't deleted the comment and the email so I could quote it in this post I decided to write.
I don't want to take off letting anonymous comments because a lot of the time those of you that use the anonymous feature sign your name and have a very good reason like you don't use Blogger for your blog service, and this is only the second time I've ever deleted a comment left on this blog. The first was was an ad for some viagra knock-off and then this one. So here's my response to "Mr. Anonymous."
Dear Mr. Anonymous,
First of all I am not a house-wife or stay-at-home-mom, (No offense to those of you that are!! My goal is actually to be a stay-at-home-mom someday soon.) I am a marketing director for a real estate company. I will admit that I do work on this blog at work. If I am really really backed up, of course I either don't post that day or do a very short one. Me taking a break and focussing on something completly unrelated to real estate actually helps me with my job. I can stop thinking about something I've been working on all morning and getting frustrated with for awhile and then come back to it refreshed and ready to go. They don't care what I do at work because I get my work done and for a year I have been doing the job that 2 people did for 5 years.
Next, none of my pets are abused or forced to live in captivity. Both my dogs, my cat and even my fish are very well fed and have very few rules that restrict where they can go in the house. The fish are of course confined to a small area, but it's kind of hard to keep them alive with out containg the water some way. They have 30 gallons and are perfectly happy in their "confignment" because they don't have to worry about being eaten by bigger fish and they know exactly when they are fed. No, I don't let my cat go outside for several reasons. The first is, he's terrified of going outside and the other is I can't stand the thought of him not coming home and wondering what happened to him. It's a personal choice to let your cat go outside and my personal choice is to keep him inside where he's safe. He has free range of the house, except for countertops and tabletops. He isn't "confined" to the house, he prefers the house. He has his favorite spots he hangs out in and I don't leave his food for him to eat whenever he wants to because he overeats and gets sick. I don't feed him "fish and milk like he would in nature." For your info, most cats can't digest milk very well after they're out of the kitten stage and my cat can't eat fish because it upsets his stomache. He refuses to eat canned food so yes, I do feed him dry food. I'm not worried about him not getting the liquid from the wet food that he doesnt' get from the dry food because he drinks so much water on his own. Sometimes I think he drinks more water than the dogs do which is very rare for a cat.
My dogs are not confined to the house all day or tied up on walks. I live in a very busy part of town across from a highschool with kids driving around not paying attention and racing up and down the streets. The dogs are on their leashes during walks because it's safer that way. If they went out in the street, they'd get hit by a car. I know not all tenagers drive fast or don't pay attention to what they're doing, but there are some that do and they are the ones that hit dogs and driveoff so they don't get in trouble. My dogs stay inside all day while we're at work because of safety. It's not like they spend the full 8 hours in the house. My husband and I come home for lunch and they go outside a few times while we're home and then 3 hours later my husband gets off work. If we are gone all day out of town for something we arrange for someone to come check on them. If we left them outside all day they could be dognapped, get too hot or too cold or someone could cut the lock on the back gate or just figure out how to open the front gate and leave the gate open for them to run out (we had a summer of someone doing that). Colorado weather is so unpredictable. It could be sunny and nice one minute and then 10 minutes later it's a blizzard so leaving them outside all day is not an option. Again, that's a personal choice to leave your dog outside all day or in all day and once again my personal choice is to leave them inside where it's safer. My dogs aren't kenneled all day, but that's because they're trustworthy now. They didn't used to be and they were kenneled during the day. I'm not against using kennels or crates, my dogs have just earned to have the kennel stored away.
Yes, we all know that it's actually humans writting these pet blogs. We do realize it is impossible for a dog, cat, hamster, horse, bird and any other animal to actually use a computer, but that is totally not the point of these blogs. Writting the blogs as if my dog was actually writting it is much more fun than writting about my own life. I wrote a blog about my art work and I was bored and nobody ever read it. I love working on my artwork, but writting about it is boring and reading about other's is boring to me. Reading about other people with pets is more fun and more intersting. I have learned a ton from others from their pet blogs and if I need advice on soemthing, I know where to go. I am very happy to be a memeber of a community of people that share my same interests (my pets) and are there for me when I need advice or support. There are several pets out in the blogworld that have died since I have been blogging and even though I didn't know that dog, cat or hamster myself, I cried. It's nice knowing that when that horrible day comes when I loose one of my pets, I will have the support out there of people that know what I'm going through and will be able to give me support, advice and sympathy. It feels so much better getting sympathy from people that know why you're upset about the loss of your pet instead of people that have no idea.
I'm sure Mr. Anonymous has a certain hobby or interest he likes to go visit blogs and websites on and I'm not putting you down for visiting or writting about those, so why are you putting me down for writting about my interest and reading other blogs with my same interest. It' not a waist of my time because I learn a lot and it makes me happy. I probably don't share any of your interests, but I'm not going to put you down or make fun of you because of them (I have other reasons for that.).
You are also very confusing. First you're saying my pets shouldn't be confined to the house and should be able to run free like they did before we "enslaved" them and then you say "it's just a dog." You are very wrong. Both my dogs and my cat are more than just dogs or just a cat. In all my years of having pets, I have learned that pets are more trustworthy and loyal than humans. I had a bestfriend that was my bestfriend for 23 years and I thought I could trust her and then she stabbed me in the back and told people my deapest darkest secrets because her new boyfriend didn't like me and she would rather have a boyfriend that treats her like a maid and personal cook than be single. My family has also treated me bad fro several years because I stood up for myself instead fo oing along with what they wanted me to do. Kaos, Sasha and Gunnar have never done that to me and I know they never would. They may choose someone over me once inawhile but it only lasts for a few minutes and they always come back to me and tell me how sorry they are for choosing that person for a few seconds over me. They miss me even if I've only been away from then for a few minutes and they would never tell any secret I have to anybody for any reason. They are more than pets, they are like kids to me. They are much happier with me than they would be if back hundreds of years ago, humans hadn't "captured" them and "enslaved" them. A lot of dogs are put to work, but that's because they enjoy it. My sister's bluehealers don't live on a farm, but my sister has a horse they like to herd around and they have to go with my sister to feed him and fill his water and whatever else she does with the horse. That's their job and if they don't do their job, they're more upset about it than my sister is. Kaos is a bird flusher for my husband (I'm sure Mr. Anonymous is against hunting, too). Kaos is a totally different dog when she's out looking for birds and rabbits. She has a mission and knows exactlt what she needs to do. She gets upset when she flushes birds and her dad doesn't shoot or he misses. She will go nonstop if we let her. I know of some therapy dogs that love their jobs, too. My mother had a St Bernard that actually got depressed if my mother left her home instead of taking her to school with her every day. That dog loved to be around the kids making them feel better and most therapy dogs are like that. They don't do it for the attention, they know what they are there to do and they love doing it. My little Sasha makes sure the birds stay out of our yard. I've had too many bad experiences with birds trying to wreck my car, large swans chasing me around the pond and birds dropping stuff on me from trees and other bad bird experiences and Sasha keeps the birds away from me. She enjoys chasing birds and will stay outside for hours in the summer if I let her chasing and barking at birds to keep them out of her yard (our dogs both chase birds for totally different reasons).It's her job to protect me from birds. I realize that some dogs were bread for certain jobs, but that's because they like doing those jobs. If Kaos hated flushing birds, then we wouldn't make her. She loves it, so we let her. Camping is a perfect example. Kaos loves to go camping with us, Sasha hates it so she stays at Grandma's house which she loves to do and is not sad at all that she didn't go with us.
It is not weird (I can't remember the exact word you used) that I am Mom, my husband is Dad, or my mother-in-law is Grandma to our pets. We treat them like our kids and they act like our kids so it's not weird at all. Grandma also loves being called Grandma and loves all 3 (although the dogs are her favorite) just as much as her 3 human grandkids. Once again, that's a personal choice. We choose to be mom, dad and grandma. Some people prefer different names.
So, Mr Anonymous, in conclusion, we all know that humans are really writting these blogs, we're not waisting time on these blogs, our pets are not "confined" or made to be our "slaves" and animals are more loyal and make better friends than most humans.
Go Mom!! Go Mom!! Have a great weekend all of you Moms, Dads, Grandmas, Aunts, Uncles and Furkids!!! We all know Mr. Anonymouse will be sitting home alone......again.