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    #1

    What is "Spoiling pets"?

    Hello~, strangers ^_^a

    I don't get the mean of "spoiling pets."

    Please help me become aware of what that means.

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    Re: What is "Spoiling pets"?

    Quote Originally Posted by lst715 View Post
    Hello~, strangers ^_^a

    I don't get the mean of "spoiling pets."

    Please help me become aware of what that means.
    What is the context?

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    Re: What is "Spoiling pets"?

    Depending on the context, it can mean pampering them - treating them with too much indulgence - typically overfeeding them.

    Rover

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    Re: What is "Spoiling pets"?

    Sorry, actually, complete sentence is following:

    Investing money in spoiling pets can significantly reduce one's stress level because raising pets can distract people from their worries.



    In my opinion, the phrase of "spoiling pets" seemed to be described positively, but I didn't get it even though I had look through different dictionaries, which described "spoil" as a negative term.
    Am I wrong or correct? T^T
    It is really confusing and for this reason, I begged your helping.



    Ah!! I have just understood what this means while posting reply !!
    I misunderstood "spoiling" as an adjective !!
    I got it.
    "Pamper" looks similar with "spoil". :D

    Thank you so much !
    Last edited by lst715; 25-Jul-2011 at 11:53.

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    Re: What is "Spoiling pets"?

    I still agree with your first opinion. Spoiling pets, or spoiling children for that matter, has a negative connotation in my book. I would have written "investing money in pets" and left spoiling out.

    ::Not a teacher::

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    Re: What is "Spoiling pets"?

    Some people admit to spoiling their pets (few parents will admit to spoiling their children). After all, pets don't have to grow up to become productive members of society.

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    Re: What is "Spoiling pets"?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Some people admit to spoiling their pets (few parents will admit to spoiling their children). After all, pets don't have to grow up to become productive members of society.
    ,,,and they'll never use drugs or alcohol, and you'll always know where they are at midnight.

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    Re: What is "Spoiling pets"?

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    ,,,and you'll always know where they are at midnight.
    Depends on the kind of pet.

    Says Hedwig, who once had a cat that wasn't neutered.

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    #9

    Re: What is "Spoiling pets"?

    If you sleep all squished up on a tiny corner of a king-sized bed because your greyhound likes to sleep stretched out across the middle, then you've got a spoiled dog.

    If you keep an ottoman on top of a coffee table in your living room in front of the picture window just because your cat likes to sit up there and look outside, you've got a spoiled cat.

    Not that I've ever done any of the above.....

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