care for kids and keep pets

@yspring (272)
China
March 13, 2009 8:39am CST
Nowadays some poor people have to make money for taking care of their kids,but some rich spend their money on keeping pets.what do you think about this phenomenon? should we sympathize for the poor or despise the rich? Be free to say what you think in your mind?
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@jazzsue58 (2668)
14 Mar 09
Well, I've got both pets and kids (almost typed gits and pegs - past my bedtime!) and as far as I'm concerned they go together. Through our shared love of animals my children have learned to appreciate nature and wildlife as well as other peoples' feelings. As for which comes first when there's food to be put on the table ... if you can't afford to feed your children, then you certainly can't afford to keep a pet in my opinion. Too many people think animals (and children) are there for their convenience and can be kept on any scraps they happen to have lying about. Actually, where I live you most often see animals being treated a damn sight better than kids. Guess it's something to do with the RSPCA having policing powers that the NSPCC can only dream of. I can't stand cruelty or neglect, be it a baby or a goldfish.
@jazzsue58 (2668)
14 Mar 09
I must admit though, I do envy you, Galena! What pets do you have? I see you as a pair of large hunting dogs type!
@yspring (272)
• China
14 Mar 09
thanks for sharing your feelings.your answer makes me think problem more comprehensive!thank you and the author above...
@Galena (9120)
14 Mar 09
hehe. funnily enough, you're right. I have a Scottish Deerhound and a Lurcher. I love my Sighthounds. and two rats, who are very very spoilt. in the past we've bred rabbits and guinea pigs, kept horses, a tarantula, ferrets, hamsters (not as much fun as rats), birds, fish, a bit of everything really. so at the moment we're on a small amount of pets, for us. I want to keep chickens at some point in the future though, for meat and eggs, and for that wonderful burbling noise they make when they're content.
@Galena (9120)
13 Mar 09
I've never had any desire to have children. but I will not be denied the pleasure animals give me. I am not rich , but if I have to go without food myself in order to feed my pets, I will. my pets give me a great deal of happiness. as someone that has chosen not to have children, I don't see why I should be expected to feel bad because some parents struggle to feed their children. should I give them my money and not keep pets? of course not. my pets are the great pleasure in my life. happiness is a warm dog.
@yspring (272)
• China
14 Mar 09
i am sorry for what i said .i should say someone like you is an exception. im so sorry to have hurt your feeling!!