Okay Confession Time: How Many Of You When You Send Cards......

@pyewacket (44031)
United States
December 16, 2009 12:22am CST
......not only sign your name but your pet or pets name(s) on them? Since many of us are sending or have sent out Christmas cards either by snail mail or as an "e-card" how many of you who have pets put your pets name down as well? I can't even remember when I started doing this. Actually I think it was my mother who started the idea, and not just signing her name to a card, whether birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, but she would buy a separate card and ONLY the names of the cats were signed on it. Now for fellow pet owners, if you send a card to someone and sign your pets names I'm just betting your pet loving friends do the same. Can't wonder though what people think that don't own pets must think of us pet owners though that do this oddity So confession time...as a pet owner do you sign your pets names on the card as well?
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
16 Dec 09
If I send cards, it depends on who I send them to... of course with all my cats... well, it does get tedious!
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@voldrox (7200)
• India
16 Dec 09
why?.. how many cats do you have ElicBxn?
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@mysdianait (65079)
• Italy
16 Dec 09
Hang on.... it is tedious sending them or it gets tedious getting them all to sign them ... ?
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
16 Dec 09
it gets tedious signing all 28 names - and that's just the CATS!
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@mysdianait (65079)
• Italy
16 Dec 09
lol those of us that have them don't consider them as pets but part of the family too I guess. When I had my cats then they would also sign the cards that I was sending to friends. They would even leave a 'paw print' underneath the greeting that I wrote Santa used to bring them presents too and friends would ofen make sure they had something to open at Christmas time!
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@voldrox (7200)
• India
16 Dec 09
what lucky cats!
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@mysdianait (65079)
• Italy
16 Dec 09
I was lucky too. They both kept us company for 18 years and that's a long long time
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@voldrox (7200)
• India
17 Dec 09
aww that's cute mysdianait, 18 years is quite a long time, how much love it must have received and loved you too!
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@pergammano (7691)
• Canada
16 Dec 09
Ha, ha...HO,HO...OK pye, you are making me confess...and really 'fess up! And you may even call the SPCA, on me! For torture! I keep on hand, a supply of NON-TOXIC water paints, as OFTEN I baby sit for my friends! So, I put paint of one of my cat's paws (Curlew) and stamp several cards....a different color on my dog's (Brew's) paws and stamp again, same card....and sign their name! Now, my son is doing the same thing with his cat. My little friends, don't mind the stamp, stamp part so much....but they both are NOT fond of the daily bathing, until the cards are done. They will NOT tolerate all cards being done at one sitting..LOL! Even tho' non-toxic, I don't take the chance of them licking it off, hence the bath! Happy Holidays...and Cheers!
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@voldrox (7200)
• India
16 Dec 09
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
22 Dec 09
LOL--yeah I bet your babies are "thrilled" about the bathing part all the time...NOT. Somehow I don't think my cats would be thrilled at all if I tried to get their paw prints on cards
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• Canada
23 Dec 09
Pye..dear friend...a truly peaceful time for you! I will send on the same greeting I sent to cher...An Irish greeting....May the best day in 2009, be your very best day in 2010...and I truly from my heart mean that! Take care, and thank you for your friendship in "09 and hope it grows and flourishes. HUGZ & Cheers!
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
16 Dec 09
Yes, I do. They are very important part of my life. I put their names on emails I send to my friends and family with Holiday wishes. Often as "face licking from...."
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
23 Dec 09
My babies are a very important part of my life as well..which is probably why I add their names to all my cards..LOL
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@TrvlArrngr (4051)
• United States
16 Dec 09
I do this on all greeting cards I send out. Guilty as charged. My dog Trixie also has her own facebook page. I started hers after my brother made pages for his dogs and now we can keep up to date on all the pets. It is pretty cool.
@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
23 Dec 09
LOL--I've noticed a lot of people at FB have separate pages just for their pets...mmmm...wonder if I should do that for my two cats?
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@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
16 Dec 09
Hey Pye! You already know my answer! I send you emails all the time and sign all my regular emails with my name and my cats names always! And send messages to your cats as well! And alot of us other mylotters do the same! I send my mother cards with my cats names and I'm sure she is just thrilled (yeah right!) I have always done this to everyone I send cards to whether they have pets or not and whether they like it or not! It's just what I do! They are members of my family, they are my babies so they get to sign their names! Wouldn't have it any other way! And thank you for my latest e-card! Me, Star & Luna loved it! And we send hugs and kitty kisses to you, Pye & Kissy!
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
19 Dec 09
From many of the responses here in general I'm sure glad I'm not the only one who signs their pet names...LOL...guess there are a lot of us wacky people right? And give a hug to Luna and Star from Pyewacket and Kissy
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
16 Dec 09
You already know the answer to this one when it comes to me! lol I'd love to put all of my furry friends names down but since I have 14 of 'em, I can't so I just put The Gang all 14 of them after our names. I'm sure I've had a few eye poppers once they read that part and probably wonder if there's a guy living here by the name of Noah. lol
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
17 Dec 09
Yeah it was a REAL chore signing the names of all the kitties when I had a LOT more. OH, and thanks ever for the card you did send me...meant to thank you sooner. I'll only be sending ecards to everyone but yes, did sign Pyewacket and Kissy's name to them all...LOL
@voldrox (7200)
• India
16 Dec 09
i can't help but i am like reading your post.... i don't have pets but no this doesn't sound weird, if you are sending it to someone who also has pets then...
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
16 Dec 09
How many is too many? Because I have a LOT of cats...
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@mysdianait (65079)
• Italy
16 Dec 09
You wouldn't want to receive a card signed by someone's pet even if you don't have one? Must remember that for next time
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@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
16 Dec 09
ELIC--& dawgs, too! Or don't you include those as pets? Anyway, even with just the pats, if you sent out their paw prints, you'd need a card the size of a sheet from the daily newspaper to fit all of them on it! Maggiepie "It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible." —George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796
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@allknowing (85601)
• India
16 Dec 09
Most of my connections that receive greetings from me are not animal lovers and in fact I never talk about my pets to them . They treat my pets as they would treat my furniture and in fact if I buy something new it will perhaps draw their attention to the items and so it would look odd if I added my pets' names in the greeting cards!!
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
23 Dec 09
That's a shame that most of the people you know aren't animal lovers. They are the type that just don't understand the love we pet owners have for our "babies"
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@Galena (9120)
23 Dec 09
but then people put their childrens names on a card whether you are interested in children or not. and pets aren't like furniture. furniture isn't alive.
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@allknowing (85601)
• India
24 Dec 09
Galena, May be children too are of no consequence to some and if in your circle you feel that way it is better you avoid mentioning their names too
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
16 Dec 09
I used to do this all the time, Pye. The usual verbal cruelty of my mom is what stopped me. Least it stopped me from signing my pets names on cards that went to her and her friends. She tore into me about it the first time she got a card from me with all the pets included in it. Pissed me off bigtime! Now, I rarely send cards out. Even e-cards unless I'm reminded to.
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@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
16 Dec 09
Oh, dear, Blackbriar! What a shame! What, dare I ask, made your mom so angry? For goodness sake--it's sweet, cute--what's wrong with it? If you ever email me, please feel fre--no, wait. I INSIST you add all your fur-family's names! You are a grown person who has the right to do as you please. Just leave them off your mom's cards, but enjoy yourself & put them on other pet-lover's cards! Life is too short to let others run yours for you! Grumph! HUMPH! I think I'm angrier at her than you are!! D^{ (On your behalf, I mean! ) Maggiepie "It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible." —George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
19 Dec 09
it's a shame that memories of the past and the verbal crap your mother gave you inhibits you from doing something like signing your furbabies names to cards. As much of a wack job my mother was at least it was she believe it or not that started the custom--heck, we even sent cards TO the kitties on their birthdays..uh, kind of stopped that habit when the population became rather large
• United States
19 Dec 09
Thanks Maggie and Pye. My mom is and always was harder on me than my brother although we both got the verbal and mental. My dad was our savior. If it wasn't for him, I prolly would of ended my life years ago. He kept me on,mentally, or at least tried to. My family just doesn't understand why I don't want to go visit her. Yeah, I don't mind helping her out now that she needs it but I don't like going there knowing what I'm in for. She never did 'get' me and never will. My friends and hubby mostly do and, to me, that's what counts. Anyways...rambling..as usual...
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• United States
16 Dec 09
I'm not a pet owner so I can confess that I don't do it. Whew, that felt better, thanks.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
17 Dec 09
If you were a pet owner, would you though? LOL
• United States
17 Dec 09
No.
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• India
18 Dec 09
same here lol :D
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@Wizzywig (7858)
16 Dec 09
No,I've never put any of my pets' names on greetings cards... but I did send a tiny handmade Christmas card to a pet cornsnake last year
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
22 Dec 09
Cornsnake--what's that? Never heard of it..LOL
@Wizzywig (7858)
23 Dec 09
Does your 'LOL' mean you're joking about not knowing what it is ?? Its ummm.... a variety/breed/type of snake that happens to be called a corn snake
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@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
16 Dec 09
Of course I sign the furry buddies names to the cards...It takes about five minutes to add the furry buds names , and my non pet owning friends (I think there might be one or two max) know me really well and have learned to live with my idiosyncrasies. To top signing the pets names to peoples cards, how about that my boy friend sends his daughter's dogs greeting cards for the various occassions, including Valentines day, Easter, Halloween, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas and the dogs' birthdays. I think that is one of the reasons that I love him so much. He even buys special treats for my dogs. He has bought them a LOT of people jerky and brings them the meat from his French Dip sandwiches that he eats on Wednesdays.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
19 Dec 09
Years and years ago I used to have cards for my kitties birthdays...now I just use photos and print them up and make cards out of them --I mean cards are darn expensive..LOL. Oh but my two kitties are very smart...they buy their mom a birthday card and sign it
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
19 Dec 09
I hit lucky, my college was clearing out a HUGE bunch of greeting cards at 10 to 25 cents each. I bought $10 worth so that I am well supplied. Plus I find really nice ones at the thrift shops on occasion. I get cards from my cats and dogs (thanks to a wonderful guy buying them for them out of their doggie and kitty allowances.) for Valentines, Mother's Day, my birthday and Christmas. Plus often I get them for Halloween and occasionally Thanksgiving. They sign their names to them too (WOW aren't our furry buddies smart?). The dogs also send their original Mom Mother's day cards that are signed with their paw prints.
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
16 Dec 09
We have 2 cats and 2 dogs. I sometimes sign all of their names, and sometimes not. Tukay, my white chihuahua I've had since she was 3 weeks old and was rejected by her mother (she was the runt), so I'm particularly attached to her. I consider her family, so I almost always sign her name in one form or another (she has a lot of nicknames). The 2 cats and the other dog are my step-daughters. None of them are especially affectionate, so there isn't the same bonding. I wish I could list their names when I fill out my taxes for deductions...lol.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
19 Dec 09
LOL--I think a lot of people would like to use their pets names as deductions. Probably could have years and years ago when I had cats with the names of Mickey, Tommy, Willie, Bobbie, Jennie..uh you get the idea
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
19 Dec 09
With names like that, I'm surprised none of them got called for jury duty. Every so often you read about that happening. Michael Vick wouldn't have gotten off so easy if there'd been some 4-legged jury members.
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• United States
16 Dec 09
YES,we did this a lot when my daughter was little.We still do it, but it was fun when she was little cause she actually thought the cats picked out the cards LOL,but it's still something we do and she does as well and I, along with her, and the rest of the family will probably continue to do...it's not as if the cats wouldn't if they could!LOL, you know they love us enough to do it lol
@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
23 Dec 09
It's great to know you've had a rather long tradition of doing this and that you still continue it
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
16 Dec 09
It is nice to see how many people actually do this because of course I used to do it all the time! On my best friend’s birthday card I even put my cat’s actual paw print on it! (LOL) I don’t do it anymore because my husband won’t let me and, because his name is on the majority of cards I respect his wishes and leave the fur babies’ names off...Shame though...People who don't own pets just don't get it...
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
22 Dec 09
I think most people who don't own pets don't "get it" and think we pet owners are a tad nuts anyway, don't you think?
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
16 Dec 09
Yep I confess I do it well why not Gissi is part of my Family lol so I do not care what anyone thinks Gissi would sign them himself if I let him but I manage to get to them before he walks all over them lol Yep Gissi goes on the Card to I think he would be upset if he did not lol
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
22 Dec 09
I guess I've always viewed my furbabies as part of the family as well, which is why I sign my cats names to all my cards, not just Christmas
• United States
16 Dec 09
I have been known to sign our dogs name to a christmas card every now and again...I will only sign it though to my mother and my mother in law because a lot of the other people that I were to make cards for doesn't really realize who that would be if I put our dogs name on their as well....I mean almost all of our friend know we have a dog but they may not know just by her name...although she is a huge part of our family and should definitely be included on all the cards
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
19 Dec 09
The vast majority of all my friends have pets so it's kind of funny how we each sign any kind of cards (not just Christmas ones) with our pets names--lol
@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Dec 09
I used to, but not since I had children. Maybe when they move out I'll do that again...
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
23 Dec 09
Why wait? LOL
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Dec 09
too tired
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
16 Dec 09
No I never did
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
23 Dec 09
Never? Awwww
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
23 Dec 09
nope never!