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Pets: Lease or Own

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by FL84K5, Aug 5, 2003.

  1. FL84K5

    FL84K5 1/2 ton status

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    I've gotten a lot of feedback from both camps. The "owners" faction naturally points out that once you provide for the housebreaking/ taming of the animal, and the requisite vaccinations, you then have a pet, or even a companion, for the life of the animal.

    But I find the arguments of the "lease" faction very persuasive. The ubiquitous (as you know) pet lease companies provide a pre- trained/tamed (as in, guaranteed not to bite unless unduly provoked) animal. Where applicable, the animal will also be pre- housebroken. Veterinary maintenence is in most cases, provided for in the lease. The lessee only needs to provide sustenance (i.e. food and water) for the agreed-upon duration of the lease. Also, I like all sorts of animals, and the leasing option (allowing for a lease agreement of 1 year) would allow me to experience the joys of 5 different animals - say, a dog, cat, hedgehog, python, and ferret - in as many years.

    So there is an undeniable advantage there. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Confedneck

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    who replaces a pet before it dies...seriously? own...if the animal is good to you why would you want to turn it in on a lease?
     
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    Is this a joke ??? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif I've never heard a leasing a pet. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif A pet becomes a member of the family. Whats next, leasing a wife and kids ??? Wait a momment, trading her in on a newer modle ??? That might work !! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. FL84K5

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    This is something I found posted on another board. I've never heard of it either.
     
  5. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Leasing pets /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    They need a whupping of reality..........
     
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    FL, you get em every time.... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gifHey , I need a good well mannered Bonzia Kitten to lease my other one died, I guess i watered it too much..... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Whats next, leasing a wife and kids ??? Wait a momment, trading her in on a newer modle ??? That might work !!

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    Best idea I have ever heard! I say NO to leasing a pet. Pets deserve better than that. But leasing a wife? Now that's a good idea. If she's a lemon you can trade her in. Wonder how often you have to change her beaver oil?
     
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  9. Twiz

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    You have got to be kidding me.


    Maybe you should consider a Chia-Pet first. If you can handle that, then up-grade.
     

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