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This is a discussion on Crying. within the ENTJ Forum - The Executives forums, part of the NT's Temperament Forum- The Intellects category; Originally Posted by Azwan Interesting, it seems that ENTJ's here are deeply attached to their pets. I'm gonna see what ...
Erm, no thanks. I don't really like dogs and it's not permitted in my religion.
I prefer kittehs, though. I'd really like a cat like the Turkish Van my grandfather has, she's very smart (she knew how to get out of the cage) and she's so freaking cute. But whenever I approach her she runs away.
She looked something like this:
Also it would be awesome to be a crazy cat man
Last edited by Azwan; 01-13-2011 at 03:11 AM. Reason: Engrish FAIL
Hmm, I had the goldfish for like, a month, maybe?
When I have the resources and time I'll go get me a Turkish Van or a Ragdoll. Or the cheaper option is to go adopt a kitty. The kitty would have been neutered, and the kitty would also appreciate me adopting, which could then foster a sense of loyalty.
I'm open to experimentation of kitty loyalty.
Ragdolls ftw! That cost about a grand here... D:
I've owned several cats in my life. Honestly, they don't come close to the companionship of dogs. Only one came close and it was because he was dog-like.
I think the closeness (and sadness of when they die) depends on how close they are to you, how long you've owned them, and the richness of their personality. You will feel a lot closer to an animal that is intelligent (goldfish, rodents, reptiles, etc won't come close to a dog or a cat).
While a cat is pretty intelligent, they don't have the companionship factor really. A quote I've heard before sums it up quite nicely my thoughts on dogs versus cats: "A dog's idea of God is a man; a cat's idea of God is a cat."
I currently have two cats, one is a Russian Blue and the other is a Maine Coon mix. They are pretty cool (especially the Maine Coon), but they pretty much use me for food, warmth, and to clean their litter box. I would be sad if they died, but nowhere near as much as when my labrador retriever died.
Labradors' level of intelligence is absolutely astounding (especially if trained right) - she practically knew english even if I spelled things out. She knew the names of items (go get the toy lion - she would get that particular toy from her toy box) and people (go to so and so - she would go to that person). She was by my side 24/7 and would wait by the window for me to come home when I was out (its hard to go to work by the way when you see a dog looking at you from the window). Its no wonder that these creatures are police dogs, guides for the blind, and assist in the Army.
Also, if I were to die in my house, cats are known to begin to eat their master once they finish their food. Some dogs are known to sometimes lay by their master's side and die of starvation out of grief or attempt to get help... just trying to demonstrate an example of a dog's level of companionship.
Nowdays, I keep turtles. They definitely have a lot more personality than fish, but I have not had a turtle die on me yet. They are long lived.
I'll just go get me another human
Sure the human's gonna be butthurt over what I'll say in times of.... hardships (not sure of the word to use xD) but at least the human will keep me warm at night and clean up after its mess.
Death of loved ones seems to overwhelm me with it's finality and the frustration that there isn't a thing I can do to change the fact that I will never see that person, pet or relationship at it's brightest again. Memories of loved ones gone has brought tears to my eyes more than anything else. My father, my grandparents and even my dog are examples. Being that I rarely get that upset, it disturbs those close to me just how low it lays me.
Failure, when I realize I let the world circumstances 'get to me' and don't do the job right. Either that or when I, and others close to me, are under extreme chaos and take the blame for it. Still, I haven't cried in like 3 years, so yeah, it's rare.