I love cats and dogs. I'm currently sharing my house with both. I once saw a little wooden plaque that said "If you want the best seat in the house, move the cat." I can say with certainty that only people who I've met and really disliked were not pet-lovers. People have known for ages that those who are kind to animals are the type of people you want to be around.
Haha! I glad my cats haven't discovered how warm the lights get! Mine rarely even look at the fish, but the fish sure check them out.
Always happy to befriend a fellow pet-lover and knowledgeable fish enthusiast!
I think Shakespeare has a line somewhere about "not trusting people who dislike dogs" and I'm pretty sure Mark Twain (who was a huge cat fanatic) has a similar statement about cats. As a past dog owner and current cat fanatic myself (I have four) I wholly agree.
People say "don't your cats bother your fish?"
Nope. They just like to sit on the aquarium lights and keep their tummies warm!
:) Thank you, Randy. You're a very knowledgeable man yourself. While it's fun to help people just getting into the hobby, the forum can always use another good fishkeeping mind around. I'm happy to have you here
I also love that Ghandi quote, but the Kant one won out with me. I first heard it in an animal rights v animal welfare debate in a college nature philosophy class, and it really struck me.
You rock. I love your contributions to the forum and more often than not agree wholeheartedly with your views. I also like your quotation by I. Kant. I think Ghandi expressed a similar view about a culture being jusged on how well or poorly it treats the dogs in the streets.
BTW, having unsuccessfully tried to read "The critique of pure Reason", I have to say I like the quote you selected better than anything else by Imanuel Kant!