How do I help a feral cat?
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13-02-2016, 07:42 AM
RE: How do I help a feral cat?
(13-02-2016 07:35 AM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  
(13-02-2016 07:28 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  The only difference between a cat living in the woods of Maine and a boa constrictor living in the Florida Everglades besides location, is the cat is "cute and fuzzy".

That's saved my life more than once. Tongue

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13-02-2016, 07:43 AM (This post was last modified: 13-02-2016 07:47 AM by carol.)
RE: How do I help a feral cat?
(13-02-2016 07:41 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  You don't "adopt" a cat.

You get a cat. You buy a cat. You can even beg, borrow or steal a cat.

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You adopt a child.

It's hugely insulting to use the same term - which is a clearly defined one - to refer to pets and livestock as the same as children.

I have never considered this...you may be right but I will have to think about it.

Yay! I will go look up some dictionary definitions
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13-02-2016, 07:49 AM
RE: How do I help a feral cat?
(13-02-2016 07:41 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  You don't "adopt" a cat.

You get a cat. You buy a cat. You can even beg, borrow or steal a cat.

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You adopt a child.

It's hugely insulting to use the same term - which is a clearly defined one - to refer to pets and livestock as the same as children.

If you Google® "pet adoption" you'll see that it is a very widely used term.

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13-02-2016, 07:54 AM
RE: How do I help a feral cat?
(13-02-2016 07:49 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(13-02-2016 07:41 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  You don't "adopt" a cat.

You get a cat. You buy a cat. You can even beg, borrow or steal a cat.

....

You adopt a child.

It's hugely insulting to use the same term - which is a clearly defined one - to refer to pets and livestock as the same as children.

If you Google® "pet adoption" you'll see that it is a very widely used term.

I think the question would be is the term properly used?
dictionary.com
verb (used with object)
1.
to choose or take as one's own; make one's own by selection or assent:
to adopt a nickname.
2.
to take and rear (the child of other parents) as one's own child, specifically by a formal legal act.
3.
to take or receive into any kind of new relationship:
to adopt a person as a protégé.
4.
to select as a basic or required textbook or series of textbooks in a course.
5.
to vote to accept:
The House adopted the report.
6.
to accept or act in accordance with (a plan, principle, etc.).
Verb phrases
7.
adopt out, to place (a child) for adoption:
The institution may keep a child or adopt it out.
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13-02-2016, 07:55 AM (This post was last modified: 13-02-2016 08:10 AM by carol.)
RE: How do I help a feral cat?
I think with a cat it could be verb/object... Pet adoption is also one of the definitions in the oxford dictionary...
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13-02-2016, 08:00 AM
RE: How do I help a feral cat?
(13-02-2016 07:41 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  You don't "adopt" a cat.

You get a cat. You buy a cat. You can even beg, borrow or steal a cat.

....

You adopt a child.

It's hugely insulting to use the same term - which is a clearly defined one - to refer to pets and livestock as the same as children.

You sir, are speaking from your ass. The idea that the word "adopt" should be used only for humans is stupid. I'm surrounded by adoptees (much of my family is adopted and as a result I know a whole lot) and never met one that would be insulted by that. If you are offended then perhaps you are being over sensitive ......no....not "perhaps"... You ARE being over sensitive. I mean holy shit dude..pick your battles.

Stop being an asshole for the sake of being an asshole. You'll be happier.

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13-02-2016, 08:02 AM
RE: How do I help a feral cat?
(13-02-2016 08:00 AM)Stark Raving Wrote:  
(13-02-2016 07:41 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  You don't "adopt" a cat.

You get a cat. You buy a cat. You can even beg, borrow or steal a cat.

....

You adopt a child.

It's hugely insulting to use the same term - which is a clearly defined one - to refer to pets and livestock as the same as children.

You sir, are speaking from your ass. The idea that the word "adopt" should be used only for humans is stupid. I'm surrounded by adoptees (much of my family is adopted and as a result I know a whole lot) and never met one that would be insulted by that. If you are offended then perhaps you are being over sensitive ......no....not "perhaps"... You ARE being over sensitive. I mean holy shit dude..pick your battles.

Stop being an asshole for the sake of being an asshole. You'll be happier.

Go to court - tell the judge you want to "adopt" a gerbil.

See what happens.

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13-02-2016, 08:06 AM
RE: How do I help a feral cat?
Can you adopt an attitude?
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13-02-2016, 08:08 AM
RE: How do I help a feral cat?
(13-02-2016 08:06 AM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  Can you adopt an attitude?

I have, and I do it quite oftenBig Grin
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13-02-2016, 08:09 AM
RE: How do I help a feral cat?
(13-02-2016 08:02 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  
(13-02-2016 08:00 AM)Stark Raving Wrote:  You sir, are speaking from your ass. The idea that the word "adopt" should be used only for humans is stupid. I'm surrounded by adoptees (much of my family is adopted and as a result I know a whole lot) and never met one that would be insulted by that. If you are offended then perhaps you are being over sensitive ......no....not "perhaps"... You ARE being over sensitive. I mean holy shit dude..pick your battles.

Stop being an asshole for the sake of being an asshole. You'll be happier.

Go to court - tell the judge you want to "adopt" a gerbil.

See what happens.

The judge will know EXACTLY what I mean, and if its relevant to the case it would, at most, be a term that the judge would want to clarify for the purposes of the gerbil lawsuit.

Unless, of course, the judge is an over sensitive asshole. In which case he'll kick up a stink simply because he likes to. Over sensitive assholes tend to be that way. Drinking Beverage

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