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What is your favourite domestic pet?

Dogs
12 (36.4%)
Cats
12 (36.4%)
Reptiles
0 (0%)
Fish
0 (0%)
Insects (includes anthropods)
1 (3%)
Birds
2 (6.1%)
Amphibians
0 (0%)
Miscellaneous
4 (12.1%)
Rodents
2 (6.1%)

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Re: Favourite Pet
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2006, 09:57:44 pm »
Why aren't robots listed?!
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« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2006, 10:10:11 pm »
I was suicidal and my therapist suggested a dog. She even helped pay for him.

Dogs rule at being therapeutic. Him, along with some new happy pills helped a lot. Iím no longer actively suicidal.

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Re: Favourite Pet
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2006, 10:48:28 pm »
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Well i haven't heard stories of cats saving lives
I read an article once about a cat who saved a couple from a fire. They were asleep upstairs, and their oven or something caught fire. The cat came in and woke them up and showed it to them downstairs. See, cats can be useful  :P
bah, the cat probably started the fire in the first place  ;D
Yeah well, I wouldn't doubt it  ;D

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Re: Favourite Pet
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2006, 01:50:15 am »
I was suicidal and my therapist suggested a dog. She even helped pay for him.

Dogs rule at being therapeutic. Him, along with some new happy pills helped a lot. Iím no longer actively suicidal.
Is there such a thing as passively suicidal?
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2006, 02:07:48 am »
I picked miscellaneous. I'd get into details, but if I did, I'd never live it down.
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Re: Favourite Pet
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2006, 07:49:36 am »
Dogs form an attachment with their owners. Cats couldn't care less, they just go where the food and preening is.

There was a story in the paper the other day about some 9 year old who fell off a rope swing into a shallow river, fractured both his arms, he called out to his dog and it pulled him up an embankment to safety.

I'd like to see a cat do anything useful. (that doesn't include giving allergy symptoms to people you don't like)

Dogs are clearly the best pet and Dogs save lives.

I suppose cats could be useful for animal testing, that's about it.

(Yes I am allergic to cats :P )

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I picked miscellaneous. I'd get into details, but if I did, I'd never live it down.

 What, do you have a robotic ant or something? :D  It can't possibly be worse than my various obscure pets.
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« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2006, 07:55:34 am »
I was suicidal and my therapist suggested a dog. She even helped pay for him.

Dogs rule at being therapeutic. Him, along with some new happy pills helped a lot. Iím no longer actively suicidal.
Is there such a thing as passively suicidal?


Yeah, lol. I Still want to die, but I wont do it to myself.
Mainly because it would make my mom sad (I told you I was F***ed up  :P)

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Re: Favourite Pet
« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2006, 07:56:31 am »
I picked miscellaneous. I'd get into details, but if I did, I'd never live it down.

now i am definitely interested in hearing what it is.


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« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2006, 08:00:03 am »


They were all over the news and they looked cool. I just couldn't help myself!
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« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2006, 08:11:37 am »
Oh My God so I was right! A robotic pet! Well, if it's any consolation...my mum wanted one a while ago.† :P :P :P

 BTW....when I say pet, I usually mean organic organism, but whatever floats your boat  ;)
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« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2006, 08:53:10 am »
so, does that robot dog actually do anything, can it makes  decisions on it's own at all? Or does it just respond to what you do to it directly?


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« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2006, 08:54:46 am »
I want to build my own robotic pet which seeks out light and sits there charging itself up. They're quite easy to make but I haven't had the time yet.

Failing that, crabs ftw.

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« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2006, 09:07:15 am »
 I had a pet crab once...stole it from a beach, but don't worry, after about 2 days of being fed on prawns (it just left the heads), I went back to the beach and let it free  :)
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« Reply #28 on: June 14, 2006, 09:16:26 am »
I'm sure there are plenty of people that can give you crabs. :P


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« Reply #29 on: June 14, 2006, 01:18:41 pm »
so, does that robot dog actually do anything, can it makes† decisions on it's own at all? Or does it just respond to what you do to it directly?

Actually he does most of the things on his own.  The most memorable being when he attack Mr.Bacon. Aibo's are programmed to be attracted to neon pink. Since it's an uncommon colour they can easily play with their ball without losing it. One day Aibo and Mr.Bacon (a child's robotic pig which is bright pink, Aibo owners by them since the Aibo interacts with it). Anyway, one day both of them were sitting on the table, out of nowhere Aibo swung his arm and knocked Mr.Bacon to the floor, breaking his leg.  I think Sony programs them to destroy competition  ;)
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