Author Topic: "Excuse me, your child is about to be eaten by a Labrador!"  (Read 12581 times)

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Re: "Excuse me, your child is about to be eaten by a Labrador!"
« Reply #105 on: April 24, 2013, 03:09:09 PM »
I admit I haven't read all the replies.
I just wanted to jump in with [another] story about why people (kids or adults) should always ask before petting a strange animal at the vet.

I had an awesome cat. She lived a long happy life (20+ years!) and was relatively healthy throughout, maintaining a lovely coat to her last day. She died at home peacefully. I placed her body on her favorite fleece throw and took her to the vet's to be cremated. I held her body on my lap, half wrapped in her blanket. Much like a person who has died peacefully, she looked fine,and because it had been about a few hours, rigamortis had set in and she wasn't limp. Because I loved my cat, as I sat waiting to be called up my a vet tech, I stroked her head a bit.

A kid came up and asked if she could pet my cat. Its a good thing she did ask, since I had to say "sure, but just so you know, she's dead."

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Re: "Excuse me, your child is about to be eaten by a Labrador!"
« Reply #106 on: April 24, 2013, 03:13:41 PM »
Really? You couldn't have just said no, she's asleep?

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