Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Fiona Apple Postpones Tour Because Of Her Dying Dog

Fiona Apple posted the letter above on her website yesterday and said that she is postponing her South American concert tour because her 14 year old pit bull is dying. The dog suffers from Addison's Disease and Fiona does not want to be the type of person who puts her career ahead of love and friendship so her fans will just have to wait. I think this would have all gone unnoticed probably by everyone except her most loyal fans if not for everything in the news about Fiona in the past few months.

130 comments:

rejectedcarebear said...

I went home early from a free vacation when my dog got sick and had to be put down. I didn't make it home in time to say goodbye but I don't regret leaving early.

Sorry Fiona :( that's such an adorable pit

plrtz glrb said...

I'm a bitter, empty husk and I cried over this. you have been warned

dee123 said...

Good for her. She has the money and time to do this. I wish we all could.

Frufra said...

Absolutely touching, especially to those of us who have been in her shoes, I think. She's beautiful inside and out.

FSP said...

Good for her!

penelope jane said...

who keeps cutting onions in my office??

EmEyeKay said...

I cried, too. Jeesh. And yeah, that's one cute doggie.

Henriette said...

I'm so glad she is doing this.

jennifer hansen said...

i saw the headline for this on gawker this morning and they put "wah wah wah" in their headline, i didn' even read their story on it b/c of that. clearly the people at gawker have never lost a pet before i they put wah wah wah in their headline. assholes.

fancyscreenname said...

Fiona is one of the elements that made the '90's awesome. Sucks about her dog, bit it were a cat I'd be sadder. :-/

j/k

fancyscreenname said...

**but

Someone said...

I have lost many pets in my life, but at least I have perspective on the fact that it is an ANIMAL. Big f-ing deal. Maybe I should take off work because I think my cat might be depressed. Between this and the crybaby BS about the Hobbit movie, I wonder where people's priorities are.

discoflux said...

I'm so glad I read this right before going to renew my drivers license. My picture is going to look like EM's avatar.

Coco Ness said...

You suck

Amber said...

I saw this yesterday. Fiona considers Janet her family. I accidentally caught my dog in the eye with his leash and it swelled up and I cried about it for 2 days because he CRIED when it happened. If he died I'd be a disaster. For someone like Fiona who is very inside her own head and isolated, the idea of not being there for your "child" is out of the question.

It seemed that all of the people (South Americans included) that commented on her FB post were supportive. As many as I read, anyway.

Someone said...

Animals don't cry.

Chilie said...

Oh good, another new troll on the board.

Love is love. She made a decision for HER life and I applaud her for being so compassionate and responsible to her family member.

Frufra said...

@Amber, friend, rise above. Some people just don't get animals, and it's their loss. What kind of pup do you have? Just trying to get a mental picture. My dogs have been my truest companions over the years, absolutely soul to soul.

curlyhairslacker said...

Awwww! :( Poor Fiona and her doggie. Losing my 15 yr old kitty last January & 7 yr old doggie in March were 2 of the worst days of my life.

Someone said...

Animals are not family members - they are pets, something you own. It is people with this mindset that are destroying the world by spending more time and money and energy on animals than they do on people. How many kids died yesterday and this crap is supposed to be meaningful? Things like this that make me sick. Spend some time doing something that matters rather than sitting around pretending animals are people and pretending their lives have any meaning beyond the small number of years they are companions. There is always another one to be had.

FSP said...

Someone's being an ass.

Someone said...

**Losing my 15 yr old kitty last January & 7 yr old doggie in March were 2 of the worst days of my life. **


You must have a very empty life.

Amber said...

@Frufra He's a Prague Ratter (Prazsky Krysarik). His name is Captain Lamont Higgins (Monty, for short), after Lamont Sanford and Magnum PI's sidekick Higgins. There was wine involved. Hah.

MadLyb said...

I lost my beloved Chow in June, and this letter made me weep like a baby. It's a beautiful tribute to her Janet.

MadLyb said...

Someone is a Republican.

Frufra said...

Ok, Amber, I'm off to google the breed, but I absolutely love the name - Sanford and Son for life, baby!! Frufra was my sweet baby (Shepard/corgi mix, if you can imagine). Truly my best friend for 13 years. He was with me every step of the way caring for two babies and lots of lonely nights while the hubby worked graveyard shifts. His actual given name was Fredrick J. Frufra :-).

cinephreak said...

When I was in a huge fight with my boyfriend, I accidentally slammed the front door on my dog when she was only a puppy, ohhhhhh myyyyyy godddddd I felt so bad, thankfully she's okay, no damage was done. I think people grieve so hard for their pets, because they are a companion who does nothing but love you, and thinks you're the best person in the whole world, no Matter how you treat it... There's that saying "be the person your dog thinks you are" somebody is just a doucheasaurus-Rex, and obviously wasn't allowed to have pets as a child or something

LBP said...

He/She is not wrong. People in this country spend more time and money on things like so-called animal abuse and too little on taking care of the humans who are trying to survive and who have something to contribute to the world.

Someone said...

**companion who does nothing but love you, and thinks you're the best person in the whole world**

Animals don't think and animals don't love.

This is the exact kind of attitude that pisses me off. Don't assign human characteristics to animals - it is stupid and tells exactly what a lonely and immature person you are. Look around at the suffering humans and take care of them.

Audrey said...

I had two old cats that I had to put down a couple of years ago. They brought me much joy and calm during our lives together. We now have two cats that we dearly love.

Last year, instead of going out for Valentine's Day, my guy and I decided to spend the money on a 10 foot cat tree and we don't regret it for one moment!!

I am a PROUD animal guardian (NOT owner) and my life is better for it.

Tuxedo Cat said...

@Someone Do you own a pet? People who cannot empathize with kids and animals either don't have them, or are just plain self-centred / cold.

Frufra said...

For heaven's sake, caring for and loving your pets and caring for humans who are struggling aren't mutually exclusive! There is plenty of love in this world for animals AND people.

Audrey said...

@ Frufra - Took the words right out of my fingers! :)

Amber said...

Right? You know what's weird. There are some families with multiple children AND they have furry friends! The crazier thing is, both parents WORK. Gosh, I don't know how they do it...

seaward said...

Aw, that snoring line really got to me. My boxer is 8, she has hypothyroidism and is soooo fat now, it makes her snore so loudly. I hate watching her get old. I hope she can make it to 14.

Someone said...

I have two cats and just put down our 15-year-old cat last year when he developed internal bleeding from medication he needed after I stepped on him. I didn't take to my bed, I didn't cancel work, I didn't have him cremated and put on my mantle. I cried for a while, I thought I heard him around the house for a couple of days, I got another cat so our kitten would have someone to play with and because I like watching them interact.

I have had more than 15 cats in my life. I am not cold, I am realistic and truthful. I know the difference between humans and animals and I think anyone over the age of five who attributes human emotions and actions to animals is foolish and emotionally stunted. I can't say it enough - animals are not people.

kelgela2 said...

I would rather spend my time with animals than humans. At least animals are more honest and fun to be with.

My mom is not an animal person, but she allowed my brother to buy 2 lovebirds for my grandmother. She comes home everyday straight to the birds to talk to them. We are all going to cry if something happens to them.

Someone said...

**There is plenty of love in this world for animals AND people. **

My point is that that love should be different. Animals shouldn't be treated the same as people. Animals are temporary - when you get a cat or dog you know they only live so long and acting as if their absence is the same as the absence of a human who contributes something to the world is foolish. They are for entertainment and companionship as long as they live, then you get a new one - or not. Some people like animals around all the time and some don't. I couldn't imagine my life without mine, but I have perspective on their position in the world and I will always get a new one when one is getting older or dies.

ms snarky said...

@Someone, clearly you've never had a pet. Or a heart. Or a soul.

My dog will go with other people when I have to be away, but she lives for the time when I'm home again. No delectable treat in the world can get her away from me. Also, consider the dogs who stand guard by their dead owners' gravesites, not willing to leave the person you say they don't 'love.'

Love really is everywhere, if only you have eyes to see it. I'm very sorry you've never had a dog to love, or experienced the absolute (mostly) non-judgmental love and loyalty a dog or cat gives to you. It sounds lonely and sad for you.

Someone said...

**animals are more honest**

Animals are not honest. They are just animals. They live on instinct and training. Honesty and dishonesty are human characteristics, they require thought and decision-making. Animals are capable of neither one.

Someone said...

**Also, consider the dogs who stand guard by their dead owners' gravesites, not willing to leave the person you say they don't 'love.' **

These stories are not true, they are sensational articles written to sell newspapers. Don't be so gullible.

ms snarky said...

@Someone -
I see that you posted that you do have a pet, and that you replace them as soon as they're too old or difficult to care for. Very nice. While it's true that pets are shorter-lived than humans normally, that's not a reason to not give them the loyalty that they are willing to show to you.

Good for Fiona that she chose to stand by her pet and not leave him to die alone.

msgirl said...

I read that she found the dog tied up at a park and she rescued it. Special bond from day one. I think anyone who has loved a pet is cheering for her, and I'm not going to waste my breath on Someone.

Someone said...

** you replace them as soon as they're too old or difficult to care for. **

I didn't say that. When our 15-year-old was 14 we got a kitten because we knew Sam wouldn't live much longer and we knew our child would miss him. We thought getting a kitten and having a pet overlap would ease her sense of loss. Sam was 5 years older than our daughter, so he had always been part of her life. About six months after We had to put him down, we got Pocket because Angie was used to having a playmate and we love cats.

We took Sam to the vet and had him put down when I came home and found him in a puddle of his own blood and stone cold, barely breathing. I held him for the hour until my husband came home so we could take him to have him relieved of the misery he was in. I listened to him meow and groan in my arms for that hour. I held my husband and daughter while they cried while we waited for the doctor to come back with the injection.

When we took our new kitten for his shots and to be fixed and they put him in the same room where we put Sam to sleep, my husband and I both choked up.

Yeah, I am pretty frigging cold and heartless like that.

Sugar said...

Ditto, plrtz glrb. Ditto.

Audrey said...
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Marisa said...

God I love her

Jolene Jolene said...

@Someone--you are not realistic, you are STUPID. Haven't you ever heard of DARWIN? Jesus Christ. Feel free to go on and on about how animals don't possess the ability of emotional expression, but just know that you sound like an uneducated dolt. Pick up a fucking book for fuck's sake.

Audrey said...

@ Someone, scientists are learning more and more about animals and are finding they have empathy and compassion. They just express it differently.

I know enough about the world and science to know I DON'T KNOW EVERYTHING.

At least I'm open minded enough to be agnostic about animals and feelings.

Someone said...

**you are not realistic, you are STUPID. Haven't you ever heard of DARWIN? Jesus Christ. Feel free to go on and on about how animals don't possess the ability of emotional expression, but just know that you sound like an uneducated dolt.**

WTF does Darwin have to do with animals thinking and feeling emotion? I read plenty and I am not going to list my job and degree because you wouldn't understand it anyway. I have enough education to know what is real and what is not. Animals respond to what they need by instinct, and respond to what they want by conditioning.

**Scientists are discovering, on a relatively frequent basis, that animals have empathy, compassion, feelings. **

Yeah, again, don't be so gullible. These so-called discoveries are papers written by people who are paid by PETA and animal activists who want this to be true. They know there are plenty of gullible people who think their animals are human who will eat this stuff up, thus allowing them to get MORE MONEY for more BS "experiments."

Grow up and learn something. There is a whole world of education out there waiting for you.

Someone said...

** Someone, scientists are learning more and more about animals and are finding they have empathy and compassion. They just express it differently.**

Oh, okay.

Yeah, my pen has empathy and compassion too. It expresses it by sitting on my desk and being green. If it were angry, it would be blue.

Seriously, I am a scientist and I did an experiment that proves it.

Now give me money.

Stop being so gullible.

ms snarky said...

@Someone - sorry, but you are still a person without benefit of a heart or soul. It can't be a very happy life for you, illustrated by the fact, right here on this post, that you spend a lot of time trying to deny pets their place. Very sad for you. We're not changing our thoughts and feelings. Have a nice holiday, if you're capable of anything so shallow as "enjoyment."

White lilly said...

@Someone, People don't have to feel/think the same way. But don't be an asshole coming here telling everybody else how they're supposed to feel. Whether I consider my pets part of my family or not it is my bussiness, not yours. If you don't agree with us, don't post. Nobody cares about your agressive and uncalled for opinion. I hope your kid don't grow up to be as hearless and bitchy as you are.

Amber said...

@Someone - IMO it's cold and heartless to be so callous toward people whose backgrounds you don't know. Some of us may be unable to conceive children, or unable to afford to have children. Some of us may have outlived our families and significant others. Some of us may have therapy pets for various mental health issues. The bond that some of us may have with our pets may go beyond entertainment and cuteness. I understand the points that you're making, but request that you understand things are not always so pragmatic.

RickOver said...

Personally, I think you are all foolish for arguing something unknowable. Would you argue the same over someone's belief about an afterlife? Nobody can really see into an animals mind, therefore there is no practicable, measureable way of knowing anything about animal thought process. Just as there is no way of proving or disproving an afterlife or lack of one.

parissucksliterally said...

Someone, grow a heart. Yeesh.

My dog is my BABY.

I LOVE that she is doing this. And if you look on her facebook page, she has thousands of people on her side, backing her up. Same on Huff Post.

I did not think I could ever love this woman more than I already do, but yesterday she went up another notch in my heart.

ms snarky said...

I love my dog, and applaud Fiona for staying by her dog's side as he dies. It's wrong to abandon a pet, and I like her a whole lot for sticking by him as he leaves this world. Dogs know fear, and it will be easier on him if his loving owner is with him. Good for her.

Someone said...

** you spend a lot of time trying to deny pets their place**

No, I don't deny them their place. Everything I have said is nothing but reinforcing what their place is. Are you setting a place at your Thanksgiving table for your pet?

I don't care if people can or cannot conceive children, etc. That doesn't make your pet the same as a human. It is still just an animal that is there to fill a need and has much less worth than a human. Evolution has a reason that some people cannot conceive children, deal with it. Animals are still just animals. No amount of rationalization can change that.

Come into the real world and stop having fantasies that your imagined "love" from your animals is the same as human love. Maybe see a therapist about that.



Someone said...

**Dogs know fear**

No, they don't. Fear is a human emotion based on knowledge of the past and anticipation of the future. Animals don't have either.

ms snarky said...

@Someone -
since we can't agree, how about if you crawl back into your dark, heartless, loveless cave, and let the rest of us enjoy our lives, our love, and our pets? That would be great. Thanks.

Someone said...

**My dog is my BABY.**

That speaks volumes about your stunted emotional state. See my earlier recommendation for therapy.

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

Someone: I understand what you're trying to say in terms of keeping things in perspective; you've just been a bit abrasive in how you've phrased it. I'm quite aware that animals aren't people, and while I love my 16-year-old cat dearly and will be devastated when she's gone (which hopefully won't be for a while yet), I'd be even more devastated if I lost a beloved human. I just don't think that it has to be so black/white, either/or--love is love, after all, so we can love both our animals and humans, and shouldn't need to play the whole "you have to love X more than Y" game. (Frankly, animals can be much more lovable than a lot of humans out there, and while it's true that, as my great-great grandfather Douglas used to say "Love goes where it's sent, even up a pig's ass", all too often the pig's company would be far preferable to that of the humans in question.) Also, while we may love a number of humans, the degree and shading of that particular love differs depending on its object, and I don't see why the same wouldn't apply to animals; frankly, there are a lot of animals in the world that I'd miss much more than some of the humans who frequently appear as fodder on this blog.

I also have to argue the point about animals operating purely by instinct and nothing else--yes, instinct is obviously a big part of what makes them tick, and presumably they're not capable of serious abstract thought, but based on my own experience and that of many others, I do believe that animals are smarter than we give them credit for, and understand things a great deal more than we realize. (Tibetan Buddhists supposedly believe that cats can read minds; cats and dogs both can certainly, at the least, read the moods of their human caretakers and act accordingly, and most parrots are at least as intelligent as the average 5-year-old human child.) Yes, I call Jezebel my "baby", although I'm quite aware she's not a human child; still, I'm responsible for her in much the same way legally, and also emotionally--she needs me to take care of her, and I've chosen to take on that responsibility. Yes, I'd grieve a great deal more over losing an actual human child than I would for any of my pets, but that doesn't mean I can't or shouldn't mourn my furballs when they die; they may be animals and not people, but their lives still hold value to me, and I act accordingly.

Someone said...

**since we can't agree, how about if you crawl back into your dark, heartless, loveless cave, and let the rest of us enjoy our lives, our love, and our pets? That would be great. Thanks. **

Can't do that. There are too many facilitators out there who think like you all. I have to speak truth and hope that even one person out there will recognize what a freak she is and start acting normally instead of acting as if animals are human.

Audrey said...

@ Rick, that's why I said "agnostic". I don't know for sure, and anyone foolish to know for sure, is just, foolish.

ms snarky said...

bye bye, @Someone. So sorry you're not invited to any of my parties. You sure do sound like a lot of fun. Now I'm off to another post.

Lola said...

Please don't feed the troll.

Everyone was ignoring and then as soon as she started getting responses she was all over it.

Step away slowly.

parissucksliterally said...

I'll bet if we all "went to therapy", they'd suggest WE GET A PET.

Lola said...

PLEASE ignore the troll.

It does everyone reminiscing about their beloved animals a disservice to do so.

cinephreak said...

someone-
dog dont know fear? Ok so every fourth of july when fireworks go off, and my lab is under the bed in the corner of the room, shaking and whimpering, shes not scared...

they dont love? then when I come home from work every day, when she wont leave me alone for 45 minutes, and cuddles as close to me as she can, and when strange men come around us, she growls because she doesnt like them (oh wait isnt that an feeling too) she doesnt growl because shes so protective of me, she obviously cant feel love for me, it must be some weird dog reflex.

my dog doesnt have emotion? so when I pretend to throw the ball, she doesnt look around for it, in obvious confusion, shes just stupid.

and what about all those service animals out there?

tell me again how animals dont feel...

cinephreak said...

anyway, pets are awesome, Im glad my mom always let me have a pet... my first pet was a big floppy eared albino bunny with pink eyes. Named it Rosy Bunny, although I think it was a boy.

ms snarky said...

@Lola -
good advice, let the miserables keep their misery. I'm a little touchy right now, my dog has advanced breast cancer that has spread to her lymph system, and it's difficult to be travelling for work when I know she gets stressed when I'm MIA for days.

ThisIKnow said...

Animals are temporary -



Human relationships are temporary too. My pets have been with me longer than some of my friends and boyfriends. Some people have NO other people in their lives and would be beyond lonely without their furbabies.

White lilly said...

@Lola, you're so right. I got caught up in the moment. Not anymore! =)

Renoblondee said...

Having seen people treat their pets like human babies and severely messing their behaviors up, I do actually agree with a lot of what @Someone said.
BUT, that doesn't mean a person like Fiona, who has the means to take off from work to be with her dog is an idiot. She loves her dog. She can afford to spend the last moments with him. What's wrong with that?

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ThisIKnow said...

Haters

Someone said...

**furbabies**



Maybe stop being such a freak and have some real babies. Although as stupid as you sound, I hope you never do because they would be as emotionally stunted as you are.

Bye folks. Remember to spay and neuter your animals and don't treat them like humans.

Oh, and get some professional help.

Me said...

At the end of a person’s life, they want who they love and who has loved them. I see people ask for their pets every week in my job with hospice patients.

Animals can grieve. Dogs, elephants, etc. it’s been proven. Feelings are not exclusive to man. And I have known some humans w/ less emotion than many animal. Not all of us have the same ability to feel or to experience empathy.

ThisIKnow said...

Someone needs a muzzle.

ms snarky said...

Jane Goodall's research gives us a good indication that animals actually do have emotions. "From a behavioral perspective, it only makes sense that animals would experience emotions...As Goodall notes, social animals must be able to read other animals in their society, and must be able to maintain social bonds." "Strong emotion underpins social behavior and connection."

firebugDVM said...

I don't usually get involved in these types of discussions but I guess I'm about to "feed the troll."
@Someone-- you keep comparing animals to humans and act as though it's a mutually exclusive condition-- you either love animals or love humans. I'm a veterinarian, an animal lover and I have a lot of "kids" in my home (both 2-legged ones and 4). And while I would NEVER compare the loss of a pet to the death of a human family member I don't think it makes a person weak or bad if they mourn the loss of a loved one (even if they have 4 legs). No one on here (that I have read) have compared the death of an animal to the death of a human... If I lost my (human) child I would never get over that loss... But you better believe that when they day comes that I lose any of my 4-legged kids that I will be devastated. It may not be the kind of loss that you never move past, but it's still a loss none-the-less. These are living, breathing creatures and they are not just "replaceable" in your life and heart.
You obviously need to do some research because the things you say about animals are absolutely idiotic (they don't show fear?!?). Get a doctorate degree in animal behavior and then we will talk in a civilized manner. But that would mean you would have to move past saying that they are "just" animals and are completely disposable.

Kudos Fiona... Putting a family member ahead of money, that shows true love

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Sasha said...

I'm sorry Someone isn't capable of experiencing all the joy and love an animal can bring. Sad.
Your lack of respect and empathy towards other HUMAN BEINGS is pathetic.

ReesesPeace said...

*remind me to get new keyboard, people*

I saw this late last night when a pal posted it on Phacebook and I cried. Cuddled the kitties and cried, thinking oph all the animals I've loved and lost. They are/were my phamily. I'd, most oph the time, rather be with animals than humans. Hugs and love to those who've lost their 4-legged pals.

*what is the smell in the room?*

AKM said...

"I would rather spend my time with animals than humans. At least animals are more honest and fun to be with."

A-fucking-men.

JSierra said...

I'm thinking Someone is feeling a little bitter about the Holiday's and taking their frustration out on a bunch of comments in a blog.

@Amber that dog breed looks absolutely fucking amazing. I think Prague Ratter is my new favorite breed, they are too cute!

When my dog got hit by a car I laid next to her on the side of the road and held her head while she was dying. I will never forget the look in her eyes as I did that. Even though she couldn't speak like we can, her eyes said a thousand words and helped me deal with her death better. I'm tearing up now just thinking about Blackie and that day. I hope she is in doggy heaven now livin it up.

My family has has a ton of pets throughout my lifetime. And each and every one of them is treated like family because that is what they are. Any decision effects them, anything they do effects the family, the family dynamic effects them.

Equality for all doesn't just apply to humans. We are not the only living creatures that deserve respect.

lovelylunacy said...

I love when people get pissed off about people treating animals better than humans. Then choose a public forum to act like a jerk... To humans. So in general, they don't like anything but arguing. And attention.

I have a Chow mix who's nine and is really starting to show his age. It hurts. His hips hurt, his face is grey, he's changing. He's my first dog and I can't imagine ever getting another and going through it again.

Amber said...

@JSierra - I absolutely LOVE him. He's a hysterical, clever little shit. Everyone that meets him is amazed by how much personality he has. In the last 6 mos or so, he has started doing this super creepy smile thing when we give him scratches. He leans his head back and slowly moves it side to side in the air while "smiling". Also, best snuggler in the world. If you are sick in bed for 14 hours, he will stay in bed 14 hours.

PugsterMom said...

I love her for doing this. My pug (see my photo left) is dying from the same illness and i schedule my day around her so i can minimize her time alone. It's heartbreaking. She's so sweet and has been my angel for 9 years.

Lioness70 said...

My little black cat curls up next to someone when they're sick. You can't tell me that she doesn't have any emotions.

I lost my Blue Russian shorthair mix last year, after a short illness. he was only 6. Now, I'm not a crier, but giving the vet the go-ahead to put him to sleep was the worst day of my life. I still miss him something awful. He was my buddy.

Patty Mayonnaise said...

Show some compassion or just shut the phuck up! your 2¢ is not needed nor wanted so go back under your bridge you troll.

Lioness70 said...

Someone is the kind of heartless shithead who would look at my chickens and think what a good dinner they'd make. Not so. They're intelligent, inquistive creatures with very distinct personalities.

I've hardly eaten chicken since I got them. After I found about factory farming and how cruelly egg laying hens are treated, I just can't.

I don't freaking care if this makes me a kook. I love my animals, all 40 something of them.

Patty Mayonnaise said...

Someone needs a soul and perhaps a hug as well.

Lioness70 said...

*found out*. Oops.

Patty Mayonnaise said...

your mother should have swallowed.

Amber said...

Hahaha. I can't tell you how amusing it is to me that Patty Mayonnaise just made a crude slight.

Becks said...

You are a disgusting human being! Go away!

ReesesPeace said...

Oh god, your stories have me grabbing the Kleenex. :`(

Animals are incredibly sensitive. I'm currently disabled with an inner ear disorder and when I'm vomiting during an attack, the usually alooph Tang will come into the bathroom and snuggle me. I believe he thinks I'm gacking up a hairball and is sympathetic! My old TomKitty, who died 3 years ago, used to actually curl up around my head during an attack. It's quite lonely and isolating to have such a disease...aphter all, who wants to be around someone who is gacking all the time?! lol But, the animals don't seem to mind and have given me great comphort.

Don't know iph I'll be back on to comment...I'll be looking phor a keyboard!...but you all have a great holiday.
Hugs and love from Reese <3

FS said...

Reeses, is your F key broken?

FS said...

Oh never mind, you just posted that it is. Kudos for your inventive solution. Impressive. :)

Lola said...

@ms snarky & @PugsterMom. I'm so sorry for what you're going through. I lost my baby this summer to bone cancer. He was my rock and saw me through my darkest days-- staying by my side in bed for all but a few hours of everyday day for the months and months that I was so sick. He died mere months after I was finally diagnosed and treated. I honestly think he knew I was well and he didn't need to watch over me anymore.

I once read something by Irving Townsend that I will pass along to all of you that are losing/have lost beloved animals (and seems to go well with Fiona's letter)...

"We who chose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan. The life of an [a]nimal seems endless until one day. That day has come and gone for me, and I am once again within a somewhat smaller circle..."

Hugs to you all (and to all of your babies, furry and otherwise) you make my circle larger on a daily basis. I hope you have the happiest and most thankful of Thanksgivings.

ReesesPeace said...

Lola...that is such a lovely quote/saying. I'm going to post it on my Phacebook wall. There seems to more pain than usual amongst my phriends and I'm at a loss as to what to say. Thank you phor sharing.

Jessie said...

I picture Someone as a disgruntled sheep who is clacking away on the keyboard. Like an actual sheep.

ReesesPeace said...

When I come across these trolls, I no longer get angry. I believe they're lonely and hugely dissatisphied w/ their lives and more importantly...themselves. They're to be pitied.

White lilly said...

@ReesesPeace, is it too bad for me wishing you didn't get your keyboard fixed because I think it's funny the whole "Ph" thing?? Sorry!! Lol
Am I the only person who's got "Criminal" stuck in the head?

ReesesPeace said...

Hahahaaa Pugs!! No, I've a PHriend on PHacebook who has PHorbidden me to PHind a new keypad. She especially likes my new way oph spelling phuck: Phuque! lol I guess it could be a signature thing, huh? lol It's actually surprising how easily I've adapted to typing with the PH! And.......I am ophoh!!! Mwaaaaaahhhh!

ReesesPeace said...

Oops, meant Whitelily!^

White lilly said...

@ReesesPeace, lol!!!!!!!

I'm laughing so hard right now, lol

Chilie said...

Someone is trolling. Trolling about something that has no impact on her whatsoever. Certainly not like anyone is forcing her to treat her pets a certain way. But gawd forbid anyone have a different opinion.

I suspect this control freak has a miserable life and this is her only outlet. Sad, actually.

Colleen Kelley said...

Excellent method of mischaracterizing half the population in America. I don't know what "Someone"'s basis for their rationale is but your post is incredibly offensive and inappropriate. Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of sharing their life with a dog knows that "Someone" has never had that kind of experience. Perhaps we can be compassionate to "Someone" because they lack that experience. Mindless jabs because of political affiliation are a waste of time. Btw many people characterize themselves as Republicans because they believe all human life has value aka that whole pro-life movement. How you bastardize that position to your comment is beyond me.

nessa said...

Lmfao, i died!

nessa said...

Lmfao, i died!

PugsterMom said...

Lola, Ms Snarky, Lioness, I'm so very sorry for what you're going through/have gone through. I had to put my other furbaby down last year after thw little guy had a grand mal seizure. I still cry. Hardest thing ive ever done in my life. He was always there for me during difficult times. Sometimes i felt he kept me from jumping off a bridge. I mean he had one eye and a chronic limp and although i thought he was beautiful i just knew no one could love him as much as i did. The

nessa said...

The same happened to my dog :/ i couldn't look him in the face until he was healed. I'm a huge wimp though lol

PugsterMom said...

Oops sent too soon. Meant to add that i can't believe I'm going through it again. But as hard as it is i would take in another furbaby in a heartbeat. And intend to do so.

Megan said...

"I think anyone over the age of five who attributes human emotions and actions to animals is foolish and emotionally stunted."

I believe the same of you, for exactly the opposite reason.

I'm truly sorry that connecting with an animal in that way is beneath/beyond you. You're missing out on something more valuable than you apparently realize.

just joe said...

@someone:
if animals dont think, tell me how this cat does what it's doing..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EppdVuV0z8I&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL871A08D17405146A

Tuxedo Cat said...

I was just thinking about what a difficult time Fiona Apple has had, with early sexual abuse, with great difficulties trusting people.

That would certainly be a large part of her special attachment. Especially to a dog...they are very loyal - they don't hold grudges, or judge you....

WUWT? said...

Biologically speaking, animals are very very very similar to humans. Biblically speaking, the description of "soul" for humans in Genesis is repeated when God breathes life into animals as well. So again, there's not a lot of basis for saying their lives do not matter. Biologically and spiritually, we are equal. Humans are simply more intelligent, and able to think in complicated, abstract ways that most animals cannot. That may make us more "important" and dominant in the world, but measuring intelligence is not a good way to measure worth.

So I have reverence for life, and sadness for death and loss.

Amy in MI said...

I changed my blogger profile pic to me and my pit bull Abby.. My ex and I rescued her, and even though we have been broken up 2 years I can see Abby anytime I want and dogsit her 1 day a week (pit bulls aren't allowed at my apartment complex). I don't know what I would do if I lost her...probably have to take bereavement leave... Bravo Fiona

dia papaya said...

I love my fur baby! That smile at the end of a long day is priceless. Unconditional love is the greatest gift of all.

Kelly Allery said...

You're right, animals are not people, they're so much better than people. It's because of people like you our world is in such an awful state.

Kelly Allery said...

Idiot.

Kelly Allery said...

Animals are something you own? You're a disgusting troll. I bet you are just awful in real life.

s. said...

fascinating note section, re. "someone". someone spoke sensibly in the wrong place :) this is fiona and janets post.

i grieved my first four lost pets. i grieved my grandmother. i grieved my brother and my best friend. life is full of loss, i hope i have the fullness of heart one day to grieve a dear pet, again.

i couldnt miss a day of work for the cat that saved me (my sweet sphynx kitty died last year, one morning after he told me he didnt feel well, politely, but i was too busy to understand: the other cat knew) and i couldnt miss a day of work when my brother died, either. so life is hard. i am glad fiona and janet have another day together, but someone is sensible and held her husband and child when they grieved one pet. "someone", you are good to give people a place to vent their frustrations here!

@jessie dont be so rude about sheep!

Kelwolfen said...

I had to put down my 14 year old cat almost 3 years ago. 14 years....my longest relationship! I still miss him every day.

Robin said...

Hi brilliant, Many of us do help children, the elderly, and at risk groups. I have worked in public service since 1991. I had a carnival for Muscular Dystrophy when I was very young. I've been volunteering since I was 14 in a hospital pediatric chronic care ward, established a library for a literacy organization, and worked on a hotline for a local AIDS/HIV project. I'm certain others here have similar stories. And yes I was with my terminally ill cat when he was put down last summer. Jackasses like you live to criticize others, but can't back up their BS. Put up or shut up.

Robin said...

Hi brilliant, Many of us do help children, the elderly, and at risk groups. I have worked in public service since 1991. I had a carnival for Muscular Dystrophy when I was very young. I've been volunteering since I was 14 in a hospital pediatric chronic care ward, established a library for a literacy organization, and worked on a hotline for a local AIDS/HIV project. I'm certain others here have similar stories. And yes I was with my terminally ill cat when he was put down last summer. Jackasses like you live to criticize others, but can't back up their BS. Put up or shut up.

Robin said...

Hi brilliant, Many of us do help children, the elderly, and at risk groups. I have worked in public service since 1991. I had a carnival for Muscular Dystrophy when I was very young. I've been volunteering since I was 14 in a hospital pediatric chronic care ward, established a library for a literacy organization, and worked on a hotline for a local AIDS/HIV project. I'm certain others here have similar stories. And yes I was with my terminally ill cat when he was put down last summer. Jackasses like you live to criticize others, but can't back up their BS. Put up or shut up.

nienhulm said...

Someone sounds like they might have serial killer tendencies. Stepped on your cat? Yeah, I'm sure that was an accident...