Re: [IP] Dogs and disease
Thanks to all who wrote in response to animals being "dirty folks." My dogs
service dogs by any means so they don't alert me when I'm low/high but I
them dearly. I couldn't imagine keeping them permanently outside where I
to the coyotes, elk, mountain lions and bears who inhabit my area. Even if
wild creatures were not around I still wouldn't leave the dogs outside.
It is amazing to me that so many on this list have a dog/cat that knows when
are high/low and able to warn their owners.
The following letter (if I could write this well) was worth repeating in my
Julie (Evergreen, CO) MM 722 with RT cgms (instead of a service dog/cat)
From: "Cody S. Alderson"
Your statements are unfounded and uneducated. Of course I am not able to
discern your intent completely through an email missive, but I am
detecting abject hostility in between the lines as it werepossibly even
a neuroses condition. To feel that your sister should be "put away" is
an outward manifestation of hostility toward human beings who have
chosen to have animals as part of their family structure. Making a
statement like that about your sister makes it even all the more hostile.
Some have replied that you are entitled to your opinion. On the
contrary, since your opinion is hostile in nature you are not "entitled"
to it. If your posting to this list was one-hundred percent honest then
I do certainly hope that you will seek therapy for the deeply ingrained
hostility that you feel toward humans who love animals.
It was pointed out already about how someone who has a service animal
may be very offended by your statements. I wonder if you would tell us
all how you feel about a blind person having a "dirty" dog living with
them as a companion helper? Or how about telling us what kind of person
it is who is confined to a wheelchair, and spends money on a dog to
assist them. Should they be put away like you want your sister to be put
People carry diseases and parasites too, and a whole lot of them! And
people are more than just carriers, they are highly effective
transmitters of those diseases and parasites. Eating the food off of the
plates at those "great restaurants" you mentioned has an inherent danger
to it due to the fact of disease and parasites that are carried and
transmitted by human beings. Now it is even more dangerous for you since
you want to spend your money eating at restaurants around the world. Oh
my what kind of diseases and parasites can one pick up in a country that
isn't as hygienic as the United States? Not too long ago it would have
been safer for you to eat soup out of one of my dog's bowls than it
would have been to eat onions at Chi Chi's.
We have three very big dogs that live with us. They are family. My wife
and I love them like they are our children. We have paid thousands on
veterinary care, and the dogs eat ultra-premium dog food. As a
matter-of-fact one of the dogs was given a death sentence of terminal
cancer, and is still with us over two-years later because God healed
her. She has no sign of the cancer at all.
I wonder how you feel about my statement of God healing our doggy? Would
I be judged by reasonable people as being entitled to that opinion? Most
likely the answer would be yes due to the fact that it is not a hostile
opinion like yours. I do not ever wish you any harm sir, but I could not
let your statements go unanswered. If you decide to keep your opinions
as they are I do hope that you will never actively or even passively
harm any animals or those who love them.
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