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Heather Wallace
04-11-2002, 11:45 AM
Has anyone ever asked you a really stupid question about your pets?

Someone asked me once, the first time I introduced bunny to them

'why does it's ears hang down like that'?

LOL! LOL! LOL!

I ask you, some people just have no clue do they???

Daisylover
04-11-2002, 01:36 PM
I can't say I've gotten stupid questions but I do get stupid, and I do mean stupid, not funny, stories. And they always start out "I had a pet rabbit BUT...." I'm not sure why they think I want to hear how careless, thoughtless, stupid, cruel, ignorant they were...and how they justify their careless, thoughtless stupidity....

Many of the stories would make you sick. I guess it's part of being in the rescue/sanctuary business but so often I have to BITE my tongue and work very hard not to yell at them. Some days I can handle it and some days I can't. :mad:

gini
04-11-2002, 01:56 PM
[i]

'why does it's ears hang down like that'?

LOL! LOL! LOL!

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What occurred to me is that sometimes, people really DON'T know! Perhaps they have never heard of a lop earred rabbit and this can then be your opportunity. Most of us on Pet Talk know a lot about many different kinds of animals. We learn from each other in our posts and most of us are addicted to television shows about animals. But there are so many poeple out there who have never known the joy of living with any kind of animal and know hardly anything about the animal kingdom.

Forgive me, but I guess I am trying to take a kinder approach - and explaining why your rabbit's ears hang down could be a real first for them. If they don't get it - or lose interest - then you know who you are dealing with...............

Ann
04-11-2002, 01:57 PM
Not any honest questions that I can think of really, but I used to get alot of dumb comments whenever I would post my pics of my cats at this other forum I used to visit. People would make comments like "Did you cat run into a wall or something?" and so on... How funny of them *extremely sarcastic*

LoudLou
04-11-2002, 02:09 PM
Not really a "Stupid" question but I have had people around here argue with me that, "Louie IS NOT a purebred Corgi. Corgi's only come in Red &White."
Sometimes it is a pain to have to tell them they are WRONG. I travelled 1/2 way across the state to find a Tri-Color Corgi. His parents were Red & Whites. Just last week I had some Pompous Arse tell me I must have gotten "jipped" by the breeder! Yes, Heather sometimes it is FRUSTRATING the questions some people ask. I try to be nice and Educate them though.... but sometimes ya just wanna ask your own stupid question like, "How'd you make it out of Kindergarten? DUH!".... Ok I need to be nice... Guess I'm still smarting from "Stupid Question" last week. Sorry for ranting.:o

Cincy'sMom
04-11-2002, 02:43 PM
Speaking of stupid....

My boss comes into the lunch room the other day and says he has a horse/mouse story for us. Says his mom is moving and they have a barn and the realator said it smelled like horse. I guess he had a pony as a toddler. Anyway, he went out to the barn and said it smalled like mouse urination....HOW IS THAT A HORSE AND MOUSE STORY???? AND WHY TELL IT??? He ain't too bright, but really wants to fit in with us....

Heather Wallace
04-11-2002, 02:45 PM
Thanks guys, i thought I was the onl yone who got frustrated sometimes.

Gini - yes I explaind to the man that is was because she was a particular breed.

Ann - There are some nasty pepole out there, can't believe they could say that about your cat, about anyones pet. Glad you join us here, don't waste your time with those losers. Stick with us.

Loudlou Can't believe that either, how dare they! I'm sure you know where he came from better than any of them.

Daisylover - I can hear the frustration and anger, some people thing that you where born yesterday lol!

Heather Wallace
04-11-2002, 02:48 PM
Cincy's mom, have you ever asked yourself how on earth he would know what a mouses's pee would smell like lol! You should have asked him how he got the chance to smell mouse pee, lol!

gini
04-11-2002, 03:33 PM
Originally posted by Heather Wallace
Cincy's mom, have you ever asked yourself how on earth he would know what a mouses's pee would smell like lol! You should have asked him how he got the chance to smell mouse pee, lol!

That's a good one........if he ever asks you over for dinner........DON'T GO!!

Heather Wallace
04-11-2002, 03:36 PM
LOL!

AmberLee
04-11-2002, 03:52 PM
Sorry, but the mental picture re. going to his house for dinner after that story! ROTFLOL!!!

Bunnicula05
04-12-2002, 05:53 PM
LOL...........people.................enough said. I took my rabbits to school for Animal Day and these kids MY AGE ( 15 if you didn't know) were asking why Gypsee's eyes were red. She's a Californian and I think all californians have red eyes, correct me on that if I'm wrong. But the littler kids were scared of Gypsee cuz they had obviously just read the book called "Bunnicula". It's about a vampire rabbit. LOL

Karen
04-12-2002, 10:23 PM
Oh, but stupid questions are just opinions waiting to be changed! Kill 'em with kindness, I say! After all, some people weren't raised in the homes we were raised in.

I once had a "city kid" friend try to convinve me that you can tell the difference between cows and bulls because cows don't grow horns. I tried explaining that some breed of cow DO have horns, burning of the horn buds whne they are babies, etc - but you know what convinced him? I poited to the glue bottle and said "Who's that on the label?" To which he replied "Elsie the Cow, of course!" Then I made him look closer, and yes, in the illustration on every Elmer's glue bottle, Elsie the COW does have horns!

THAT he believed! :rolleyes:

Heather Wallace
04-15-2002, 03:23 PM
LOL, nice one Karen:)

Aspen and Misty
04-15-2002, 04:25 PM
People always make fun of my cat also because her nose is pushed in. They say she looks liek a rat. I think she is the most Beautiful thing I have ever seen. Some people just can't leave things be the way they are supposed to be.

Heather Wallace
04-15-2002, 04:48 PM
dear Aspen and Misty

WELCOME TO PET TALK!

Some people are so cruel, Im sure Kitty is just WONDERFUL .

Can you post a pic, we here are pet talk love to see each others adoreable pet no matter what they look like, we still love them.:) :)

Aspen and Misty
04-16-2002, 09:48 PM
I don't have a scanner at the moment but I am trying to ghet one. Whne I get one I wil be more then happy to post a picture of My cat, Misty, and her hamster, Aspen. She is so adorable. Aspen really is her hamster. She helps clean his cage by scooping out the ceder with her paw and she herds him around the froom but never ever trys or even slightly makes a move to attack him. She just keeps ihim from under the bed and dresser . I am always in there but it is adorable. I love her no matter what people say.

Aspen and Misty's mom

4 feline house
04-16-2002, 10:05 PM
Stupid guy I only dated once, as he was looking at my male catand his swinging belly:

"Is he pregnant?"

Heather Wallace
04-17-2002, 04:59 AM
Originally posted by 4 feline house
Stupid guy I only dated once, as he was looking at my male catand his swinging belly:

"Is he pregnant?"


LOL

lovemymaltese
04-22-2002, 04:16 PM
reminds me of a children's song

"Does your ears hang low, can you swing them two and fro, can you tie them in a knot, can you tie them in a bow?"

That's all of the song that I can remember. Of all the stupid questions. I hope that you gave them an equally smart answer. Ha!

happytailsrattery
04-22-2002, 11:39 PM
I have 2 stupid questions asked of me once. First one was, "do horses have teeth?" My reply was put your hand in and find out....

Second question was about a Fresian horse, if any of you know horses you know they are one color, and that is black, the blacker the better. Well, this lady asked me "What color do you call this horse?" I said, "blaaaaaack." There was also a sign above the horse with a breed description that stated they only come in black. Guess she didnt bring her reading glasses that day....:confused:

Heather Wallace
04-23-2002, 05:52 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by happytailsrattery
I have 2 stupid questions asked of me once. First one was, "do horses have teeth?" My reply was put your hand in and find out....[QUOTE]



:) [B]LOL!

Good answer, and welcome to pet talk.

04-23-2002, 06:03 AM
Our cat Sydney is a huge male ... . So what !!!
A friend saw him and asked : "Why is he so large ??""

My oh my , how would I know ??? I was not there when he was conceived you know , so may be his dad was huge to ?? I do not care !! As long as my cutie is healthy and happy !!!

Heather Wallace
04-23-2002, 06:21 AM
Some times people ask me the same thing about Tatty as he is also a big boy.

Ann
04-23-2002, 12:36 PM
Welcome to Pet Talk happytailsrattery :)

[email protected] question bout horses having teeth

I love fresian horses BTW, so pretty... Anyways, I don't think the lady was THAT stupid for asking, cause for example you don't call a brown horse brown in english, but bay or chestnut. In Sweden we don't call a black horse black either, but "rapp" (black in Swedish is "svart").

happytailsrattery
04-23-2002, 02:12 PM
Good reply about the different color names, but there was a sign above the horse that states the only color they come in as being black! This was a horse exhibit at a fair I used to take care of the horses, and each breed had its own breed sign above the stall! It wasnt like it was a big secret!!;)

Thank you for the welcome everyone!:D

Kfamr
04-23-2002, 02:53 PM
LOL today we had some workers putting a sprinkler system in our front yard (we didn't mind the back yard because thats Simba's yard, not ours) anyways, my dad told them DO NOT go in the back yard the dog may be back there". And one of the workers is like "Well, would he bite us?" DUH! why would we tell them not to go back there?!?!!? lol oh yeah and hes like "well would he bite us out here?" my dad said yes and to proove it and make them shut up because they wanted to see him, he brought him out on a leash and Simba growled and lundged at them because they were in OUR garage... they said "oh" and got to work lol!

Cincy'sMom
04-23-2002, 03:27 PM
Originally posted by gini


That's a good one........if he ever asks you over for dinner........DON'T GO!!


In retrospect, his wife made my wedding cake....

gini
04-23-2002, 03:51 PM
Originally posted by Cincy'sMom



In retrospect, his wife made my wedding cake....

Hmmm, how have you been feeling? :p :p :p

Edwina's Secretary
04-23-2002, 04:20 PM
Do your ears hang low, do they wobble to and fro,

can you tie them in a knot, can you tie them in a bow,

can you sling them over your shoulder like a Continental soldier,

do your ears hang low?

(My sister and I learned that song at camp. She was singing it once and my father became irate. Seems the words he had learned were different -- one word anyway. It wasn't your ears hanging low. He thought my sister was singing the other "naughty" song!)

Cincy'sMom
04-23-2002, 04:22 PM
Originally posted by gini


Hmmm, how have you been feeling? :p :p :p

Well, it was a year and a half ago...I think we will be okay :)

Ann
04-24-2002, 06:44 AM
Originally posted by happytailsrattery
Good reply about the different color names, but there was a sign above the horse that states the only color they come in as being black! This was a horse exhibit at a fair I used to take care of the horses, and each breed had its own breed sign above the stall! It wasnt like it was a big secret!!;)

Oh, then it's totally different! Sorry!!

gini
04-24-2002, 08:54 AM
Originally posted by Cincy'sMom


Well, it was a year and a half ago...I think we will be okay :)

Congratulations on your wedding and also your first anniversary.

Whenever I see Ohio, I perk up - a long time ago, I was born in Warren, Ohio.

sirocco
04-25-2002, 07:46 AM
As Karen said, most stupid questions are just opinions waiting to be changed! There are lots of people who weren't brought up with pets in the household, and thus lacking of practical knowledge! If they're interested, their questions are always welcome.

The questions I hate are those asked with a face showing disgust, as if you had something contagious or just making plain they think you're insane for sharing your life with a pet - THEN I have to hold my tongue and try to be civil! (in those moments, I think that they won't ever be irresponsible pet owners - the won't be pet owners at all!) In fact, I think a truly responsible pet owner is always interested in learning more from and for her pets! That's one thing I love most in this site, how we learn from each other! :)

Nita

Heather Wallace
04-25-2002, 08:09 AM
Originally posted by sirocco
That's one thing I love most in this site, how we learn from each other! :)

Nita

Yes, I agree Sirocco.:)