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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:10 am 
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Vegan pet peeve - people who post stuff about their pets that makes your head explode.

Someone on FB just posted that PSE&G found a gas leak in their house and so they are at their inlaws, but she can't sleep because she is worried about their pets. Whom they left in the house filled with gas.

I just don't know what to say. I don't want to be judgey or make someone feel bad. But holy shiitake, how do you leave your pets in a dangerous situation and just go somewhere else?

I liked my friends better when I only had vegan friends. I need more vegan mama friends IRL.


Oh my god. That is horrible and it's not judgey to say something about it. If you're able to do so you could help find a place for the pets to stay if they can't go to the in-laws for some reason.


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It was past 1 am and they have small kids and are definitely not going back to get their pets after driving two hours to get to their inlaws. But of course they call themselves animal lovers and are so worried about them.

Our neighbor's dog killed the beautiful white kitten who grew up in our yard. It was so terrible to lose her. And our neighbor really is upset because "he's such an animal lover:" who eats steak.

I miss my kittenfriend every day.

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Is it possible that they had no where else to stay and could not take their pets for some reason? I remember staying with friends when my apartment was being treated for termites and it was tough finding someone who could take the pets as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan pet peeves
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 Post subject: Re: Vegan pet peeves
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:04 am 
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Sure, and its the middle of the night, and hotels are expensive, and you have small children who need to get to warm safety. I don't want to be a judgmental jerk, and I don't know their circs, but based on our past experience, I personally would have found a way to get my animals out of the house. That is why this is a pet peeve, not an asking for advice post :)

Even when we refinished and painted and there were fumes, I figured that if I shouldn't be breathing them, the cats shouldn't either. So we all moved to a hotel, and when that didn't work out, then we all moved to different places - my husband and the cats to my MIL and the dog and me to my friend's place. Not easy, esp when in your last trimester of preg, but I couldn't feel okay leaving my animals there. If our house flooded or we had gas leaks, there is no way in hell I would leave the animals. The only way I would leave them is if I physically couldn't get back in the house after being evacuated, like if there was a fire. And even then, the fire would have to be pretty freaking big for me not to try.

But yes, my vegan pet peeve in a nutshell is: people who treat pets like objects and don't take the same care with them that they would for human family members, but still call themselves animal lovers and talk about how worried they are about their pets.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan pet peeves
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:16 am 
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choirqueer wrote:
Tofulish wrote:
Vegan pet peeve - people who post stuff about their pets that makes your head explode.

Someone on FB just posted that PSE&G found a gas leak in their house and so they are at their inlaws, but she can't sleep because she is worried about their pets. Whom they left in the house filled with gas.

I just don't know what to say. I don't want to be judgey or make someone feel bad. But holy shiitake, how do you leave your pets in a dangerous situation and just go somewhere else?

I liked my friends better when I only had vegan friends. I need more vegan mama friends IRL.


This sounds like the kind of situation where making someone feel bad might motivate them to go back and save their pets' lives.

I agree with choir. If you can't have certain household cleaners because they are too potent for pets, then why are you going to leave your pets in a environment that is too toxic for a human, which is way bigger than any animals they should have.
I really don't get people.....
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 Post subject: Re: Vegan pet peeves
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:23 am 
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I don't know your friend, Tofulish, so I can't actually do anything about this situation, but honestly, if this were a situation where I had any ability to do anything at all, I would treat it the same way as if someone told me they had left their human children in a house with a gas leak.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan pet peeves
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:29 pm 
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I don't know your friend, Tofulish, so I can't actually do anything about this situation, but honestly, if this were a situation where I had any ability to do anything at all, I would treat it the same way as if someone told me they had left their human children in a house with a gas leak.
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 Post subject: Re: Vegan pet peeves
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I don't know your friend, Tofulish, so I can't actually do anything about this situation, but honestly, if this were a situation where I had any ability to do anything at all, I would treat it the same way as if someone told me they had left their human children in a house with a gas leak.

This. Holy shiitake.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan pet peeves
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:34 pm 
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Good luck T-lish! I hope you're able to knock some sense into your friends...

My pet peeve of the day: Trader Joe's biryani isn't that great. I mean, it's fine I guess, and if they called it seasoned rice with vegetables I wouldn't complain. But it isn't biryani. I'm pretty sure no self respecting home cook in India would just throw uncooked frozen onion into biryani and call it food.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan pet peeves
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:42 am 
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my only real vegan peeve- when people drink flavored soymilk and leave it where my plain soymilk is and half-asleep, i put it in my coffee.
my dopey aunt is all big on "soy for hormone replacement" and had this NASTY grape soymilk, put it where mine was and i was too groggy to notice. Grape soymilk in coffee=barf.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan pet peeves
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Is it wrong that I'm sick of food stories that start with "I know you're a vegan, but..."? Seriously. Just tell me the damn story without the preface or don't do it at all. That's like if they said, "I know you're black, but..." It is never a good way to start anything. It makes me all nervous-annoyed.


This. Happened way to often lately. I know you try to be mindful, but it it's just weird as everybody stares at me expectantly.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan pet peeves
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Animals are regarded as chattels in English law.
That's just an old word meaning possession in a legal context. It use came about from the transition to English-language legal system from a French one, and in order to avoid confusion and loopholes, you get lots of doublings such as "goods and chattels" where a Germanic word is paired with a French word or a French and a Classical word. The survival of chattel is something of a fossilisation.

Animals being possessions is another matter entirely, but let us not forget that there are laws protecting animal rights and preventing animal cruelty that other possessions, such as sofabeds and air guitars, do not receive.

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Animals being possessions is another matter entirely, but let us not forget that there are laws protecting animal rights and preventing animal cruelty that other possessions, such as sofabeds and air guitars, do not receive.

Don't you take away my air guitar's rights!

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan pet peeves
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I wouldn't treat it exactly the same as someone leaving their kids in a house with a gas leak, since in that instance I'm pretty sure I'd call the cops on them...but I would definitely suggest a boarding facility to them. They were probably panicked and all that, and rational, logical thought can go out of the window when you might think your family's life is in danger or something, but boarding is relatively inexpensive and easy for the peace of mind that your pets aren't freakin dead.

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I always suggest going to a La Quinta, bc they take animals and are open 24/7.

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my only real vegan peeve- when people drink flavored soymilk and leave it where my plain soymilk is and half-asleep, i put it in my coffee.
my dopey aunt is all big on "soy for hormone replacement" and had this NASTY grape soymilk, put it where mine was and i was too groggy to notice. Grape soymilk in coffee=barf.


Grape soy milk gives me a sad. That sounds so gross.

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my only real vegan peeve- when people drink flavored soymilk and leave it where my plain soymilk is and half-asleep, i put it in my coffee.
my dopey aunt is all big on "soy for hormone replacement" and had this NASTY grape soymilk, put it where mine was and i was too groggy to notice. Grape soymilk in coffee=barf.


Grape soy milk gives me a sad. That sounds so gross.

Seriously gross. Like so gross that coffee could only improve it.

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my only real vegan peeve- when people drink flavored soymilk and leave it where my plain soymilk is and half-asleep, i put it in my coffee.
my dopey aunt is all big on "soy for hormone replacement" and had this NASTY grape soymilk, put it where mine was and i was too groggy to notice. Grape soymilk in coffee=barf.


Grape soy milk gives me a sad. That sounds so gross.

Seriously gross. Like so gross that coffee could only improve it.

Exactly. I can't fathom someone saying, you know what would be good? Grape soymilk.

My pet peeve is people giving unsolicited advice. I was in TJ's the other day and the cashier proceeded to tell me that not only should I not eat the mandarin chickenless nuggets(because the ingredient list was too long), I shouldn't eat anything with corn since it's going to kill me, she didn't know what to eat anymore since cows get corn and corn=bad, and to top everything off, how her friend/coworker decided to raise a calf and slaughter it himself. In great detail. Apparently looking like I was going to puke and saying that's nice, but I've really got to go, I'm in a hurry meant nothing to her.

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My pet peeve is people giving unsolicited advice. I was in TJ's the other day and the cashier proceeded to tell me that not only should I not eat the mandarin chickenless nuggets(because the ingredient list was too long), I shouldn't eat anything with corn since it's going to kill me, she didn't know what to eat anymore since cows get corn and corn=bad, and to top everything off, how her friend/coworker decided to raise a calf and slaughter it himself. In great detail. Apparently looking like I was going to puke and saying that's nice, but I've really got to go, I'm in a hurry meant nothing to her.


To be fair, TJ's pretty much requires its employees to talk to customers non-stop. I worked there for a long time, and I know the official policy was that we be friendly and helpful but if we weren't chipper and talking all.the.time. during review period, it could hurt us if the store manager was really by-the-book. I always hated feeling like I had to talk to the customers who clearly wanted to be left alone.

Granted, what the cashier said to you is pretty annoying and ill-informed...but it's also difficult to come up with two - three hours of nonstop conversation topics (and that's how long we were at the register before going to do something else). She was probably awkwardly fishing for something to say, or got stuck in some autopilot loop of weirdness.

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You know what doesn't contain corn? Vegetables. Go vegan bisque.

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I had the most bizarre, horrible encounter yesterday. I went out to get cat food, and the place I went has a cage with rescue kittens up for adoption. They were tiny and adorable so I stopped to poke a finger between the bars and say hello.

Well this random asshat saunters up to me and says, "You know, in Haiti they catch feral kittens and use them for shark bait. They work really well, since they thrash around so much when you throw them in the water."

What the fizzle, angry old dude??? Why on earth would you walk up to a complete stranger in a pet store and say something like that??? What is WRONG with you?

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They use dogs too. They're bigger and there is more blood.

People be craycray.

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I wish I had not just read that stuff about the cats and dogs as shark bait. :( visuals *shudder*.

I hope that guy tripped and faceplanted in the parking lot of the pet food place, and all the dogs and cats went out there and ate his bloody face.


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