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Pets Mid-life Crisis

#1  Postby aufbahrung » Jul 10, 2019 7:14 am

Anyone else ever had this happen with a cat or dog or mouse? What's the science?

https://thepetshow.com/beware-of-your-p ... fe-crisis/
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Re: Pets Mid-life Crisis

#2  Postby Fallible » Jul 10, 2019 7:33 am

The science? Lol.
Sorry that you think you had it rough in the first world.
You ought to get out of that sooner than later.
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#3  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Jul 10, 2019 7:46 am

I remember my sister's idiot cat being a really obnoxious "teenager" when she was like eighteen months.
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#4  Postby Spearthrower » Jul 10, 2019 11:08 am

Fallible wrote:The science? Lol.



The Science

even fish can suffer their own midlife crises!


Supposing, of course, they aren't already undergoing that scientifically documented fish existential crisis.


watch out for the resentment towards your pet that may underlie these feelings. You may have not recognized them yet but our pets, with their keen intuitions, know they’re there.


Scientifically speaking, pets can infer resentment towards them through deductions based on reading your mind and cataloguing your emotions.


Get Fido a new leash and Kitty a new harness. They may not say, “Wow! I love my new outfit,” but they will appreciate the fact that you’ve done something special for them. They’ll know that you care.


Scientifically, cats' and dog's emotions can be bought because they're budding little consumerists too and evaluate their worth to you based on your purchasing history of gifts to them.

Science can be such fun.
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#5  Postby Cito di Pense » Jul 10, 2019 11:16 am

Spearthrower wrote:
Fallible wrote:The science? Lol.



The Science

even fish can suffer their own midlife crises!


Supposing, of course, they aren't already undergoing that scientifically documented fish existential crisis.


Don't scoff. They might be suffering from a gill complex.
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Translation by Elbert Hubbard: Do not take life too seriously. You're not going to get out of it alive.
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#6  Postby BlackBart » Jul 10, 2019 11:34 am

aufbahrung wrote:Anyone else ever had this happen with a cat or dog or mouse? What's the science?

https://thepetshow.com/beware-of-your-p ... fe-crisis/

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#7  Postby Evolving » Jul 10, 2019 11:37 am

My stick insect’s biological clock is ticking and she’s beginning to wonder whether career is everything.
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Re: Pets Mid-life Crisis

#8  Postby Spearthrower » Jul 10, 2019 11:41 am

Cito di Pense wrote:
Don't scoff. They might be suffering from a gill complex.


Losing faith in Cod.
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Re: Pets Mid-life Crisis

#9  Postby Fallible » Jul 10, 2019 11:48 am

We bought our dogs a shed load of toys yesterday. They couldn’t say it, but I know they were thinking “we appreciate these gifts, and feel that our loyalty and affection has been repaid with these tokens of love. Just for next time? If you don’t mind? We’ve been discussing it among ourselves, and we both feel that some edible gifts would more effectively prevent us both having midlife crises that apparently show themselves in you, rather than us, according to some almost illegible daubings we came across on the internet”

I mean...how is the human’s resentment a sign of a pet’s mid life crisis? You want to run that by me again?
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#10  Postby Spearthrower » Jul 10, 2019 12:34 pm

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Re: Pets Mid-life Crisis

#11  Postby Blackadder » Jul 10, 2019 8:33 pm

Cito di Pense wrote:
Don't scoff. They might be suffering from a gill complex.


You would know this to be true if they renounce the world, sell all their posessions and become a monkfish.
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#12  Postby Cito di Pense » Jul 10, 2019 10:02 pm

Blackadder wrote:
Cito di Pense wrote:
Don't scoff. They might be suffering from a gill complex.


You would know this to be true if they renounce the world, sell all their posessions and become a monkfish.


That's one way to leave the rat race. Or, I guess, we'd want to call it the fish ladder. Many are not content just to work for scale, and some goldfish want to make it big in the Hollywood bowl.

One of them suffered a nervous breakdown, and was subjected to shark treatment.
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