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11-07-2019, 10:29   #46
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This always gets said but I wonder do those who say it, check on the elderly folk in their neighbourhood.

The story in the OP is from Texas too - unless there was a similar recent case in Ireland?
The case I mentioned was in England in block of council flats. Old folk can go weeks without anyone noticing. Myself included
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. Most people would be disturbed to think their dogs were going to eat them.
Most people would not be disturbed at this thought. See, my assertion is just as valid/stupid as yours.!

My cats, or any hungry animal are perfectly welcome to my body.
My wife wants to be eaten by lions or vultures - not sure I'll be able arrange that if I'm still alive, though.
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Not immediately, only when they were starving. ie the owners had died days before and not been found.

IF they were starving, as in the case here and the one I mentioned re the old lady in the council flat. Both dogs and cats grieve for their owners after sudden death and both will sleep on graves.

we feed our pets and companions... . and their welfare matters to us. i would not begrudge them what I no longer need... not tha t I would be in a position to do so.

Oh and cats start with feet and legs...
Cats have great Manners and Class . Such good etiquette to start with the feet and legs .
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13 dogs put down due to aggression.....they ate him.......yet it's claimed he loved his animals.

Not having it.
They can get a bit testy when here is no gravy accompany-ment ( on the side )

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This always gets said but I wonder do those who say it, check on the elderly folk in their neighbourhood.

The story in the OP is from Texas too - unless there was a similar recent case in Ireland?
No, it's technically illegal, but you can always plant a dog at the scene and nobody is the wiser.
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I don't see how you could have grounds to misrepresent what I said.
Your thinking is muddled and you need to work on your reading comprehension.

There is no sense in which I "misrepresented" what you said.

Learn the meaning of words. Bye.
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my point is you have no way of knowing whether he would be ok with it or not.
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my point is you have no way of knowing whether he would be ok with it or not.
I think it's safe to assume he'd rather his beloved dogs were not forced to eat him. Not a nice situation for the dogs either.

Still, I suspect he'd rather they survived on him than starve to death, which can't be too pleasant.
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my point is you have no way of knowing whether he would be ok with it or not.
Only way is if he had a donor-type card giving his pets permission to eat him
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Only way is if he had a donor-type card giving his pets permission to eat him
Or if his body was soaked in goose fat.
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You’d always get delusional dog owners saying their beloved pets wouldn’t eat them if they had the misfortune to drop dead. And that cats would be tucking into the ribs within 5 minutes of you passing. Turns out survival instinct and being an animal knocks silly anthropormorphism out of the park.
My friend used to foster cats, she got one once who she was warned was difficult, his elderly owner had died at home alone and it was most of a week before he was discovered because of the cat screeching at the door.

He hadn't eaten any of the body but my god he was as fcuked in the head as a person would be after being locked in a flat with a body. Used to sit in the corner, facing inwards, and miaow really loudly for ten or twenty minute stretches. Drag his food bowl to the middle of the room, and then sh1t in it.

Doesn't depend on the species, depends on the animal! But it is only dog people (aka anti cat people) who've made this weird virtue out of "well MY favourite type of pet wouldn't eat my dead body''.
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My friend used to foster cats, she got one once who she was warned was difficult, his elderly owner had died at home alone and it was most of a week before he was discovered because of the cat screeching at the door.

He hadn't eaten any of the body but my god he was as fcuked in the head as a person would be after being locked in a flat with a body. Used to sit in the corner, facing inwards, and miaow really loudly for ten or twenty minute stretches. Drag his food bowl to the middle of the room, and then sh1t in it.

Doesn't depend on the species, depends on the animal! But it is only dog people (aka anti cat people) who've made this weird virtue out of "well MY favourite type of pet wouldn't eat my dead body''.

Sounds like me the day after a 3 day festival.
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You might be projecting your own views there. Most people would be disturbed to think their dogs were going to eat them.
I’ve got a dog. If I died and she was stuck in the house with my “rotting” corpse for a week I would be more annoyed if she didn’t eat me.

Survival trumps etiquette in those situations. It’s not a great image but I’d rather the dog lived on rather than dying beside me and since my organs would already be “spoiled” for transplants so they may as well go to some good use.
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I’ve got a dog. If I died and she was stuck in the house with my “rotting” corpse for a week I would be more annoyed if she didn’t eat me.

Survival trumps etiquette in those situations. It’s not a great image but I’d rather the dog lived on rather than dying beside me and since my organs would already be “spoiled” for transplants so they may as well go to some good use.
"I suppose you wouldn't mind either if your dead body was wedged inside a kind of conga line orgy of old fat blokes for a marathon session of drug fuel sexed (sic)".
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My wife wants to be eaten by lions or vultures - not sure I'll be able arrange that if I'm still alive, though.
TBR, so long as you don't arrange it while she's still alive you're OK.
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