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Monday, April 13, 2020

The Bad Pet People

The other day there was a post on this group I am on in Facebook, and it's all about what kind of snobs are the worst. Well, you all know how I feel about cat people, so I won't discuss that here. But I will tell you there were several people who actually agreed with me when I said cat people are mean and hateful. In the case of one person, she even stated the reason she hates cats so much is because of cat people.

Now, don't get me completely wrong here. There are some dog people I find unpleasant too. Most of them were the baby-boomer show breeders. I remember all the shit I put up with when I was breeding chihuahuas. I'd rather have cancer than deal with people like them again! And don't even get me started on pit bull people!!!! They don't even have to be show breeders to be obnoxious! And the rescue community. You know them! They're the self-entitled "Adopt don't shop" crowd. I hate them possibly more than ANYONE else!!! I see one of them and I just want to bash them a good one upside their head!!! They make me so mad! The worst thing about them is they lump ALL breeders into the same category. They don't know that there is such a thing as good breeders and bad breeders. They just believe all breeders are bad. And they seem to want to keep their beliefs that way. They don't want to learn the difference between a good breeder and a bad breeder. Even though there is a significant difference.

Anyway, there is another breed of pet people that I also don't like. I find I am not the only one either! That's horse people. Over the years of myself being around horses, I find the people who prefer horses are some of the most beautiful people I've ever seen. But they are also the unfriendliest people I've ever seen. Horse people are the kind of people that have their noses so high in the air, they'd drown in a summer shower!! I never met a more stuck-up bunch in my life!! But you know why horse people are so snooty? It's because those people have jobs that earn them upwards of $100,000 or more per year. So, they are ritzy-type, snooty rich people. I've known horse people were snooty for years too! When we lived in Lakewood, there was a couple of guys I used to see riding horses around the lake I used to go walking at. I remember one time I asked one of them if I could pet their horses. I was just a teenager then. These guys looked to be in their 20s or early 30s. The guy blatantly said no. The next time I saw him, he was shouting childish names at me. It kinda bothered me, because back then I never expected older people to be calling me names. This was before I met Tracy at the Puyallup Fair. Before I met her, I thought the majority of 30-year olds were mature. With a very few exceptions. These horse guys were the exceptions. Nowadays, I don't expect anyone to be mature, even if they are in their 60s. I expect trouble from anyone as long as they are humans. Which is why I don't like people.

Anyway, back then hearing 2 grown men calling me names was strange to me. But it was my first look into what horse people are like. These days, I still encounter horse people. And they don't call me names (not that I hear anyways) but they are still equally as snooty. But of all the people who commented on that thread in that group, most of them said they don't like horse people, and I can definitely see why. Not all horse people are like that, obviously. I'm not saying that. But in general, when I see horse people, I usually expect them to be snooty and stuck-up.

This is all kinda funny. All my younger days, I thought all animal lovers were good people. You hear so many people say if someone abuses an animal, they are more likely to turn on people. But what about the people who do love animals and turn on people? I don't doubt they love animals. But they kinda betray the knowledge that people who abuse animals will also abuse other people sooner or later. I see more people who claim to love animals abusing people than the other way around. Especially now in the age of the internet. It just doesn't make sense. I think abuse of other people has more to do with lousy parenting more than whether a person abuses an animal or not. That is, parents who don't discipline their children, or parents who simply just abuse their kids. Those are the kinds I always find grow to abuse other people. Abusing animals is more of a symptom of an even deeper problem. I've seen it happen.

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