Pushkin’s Post-castration Video
Posted by David J. James
Original playout date: 16 February 2008
Anyone who has pets and needs to get them neutered or castrated might be surprised to see sexual behaviours still linger after the mechanisms driving such behaviours have been set aside.
Partly this is due to the fact that the behavious around sex are not purely sexual but also are connected with ideas of dominance and status in the animals concerned.
I had the same experience with the rabbit we got in 2017, a full 9.5 years after this video, but the same story. No testicles left, but still behaviours exhibited that only make sense in the presence of testicles. This actually lingers on for quite some time, but is nothing in comparison to the sexual consciousness, frustrations and agressions, as well as the scent, that goes with an uncastrated household animal. Not all the commentary which has been on this video is still there as they seem to disappear after a while especially if accounts are removed, but there was some dissent among the viewership as to whether castration is a proper intervention or not. Some hold that it is not, I beg to differ.
Your animal will not be happy in household conditions and will be a far less biddable pet if it is left with its jewels intact. You won’t be happy, the male animal won’t be happy, and if we are talking about a female animal, then not neutering carries a risk of unwanted teenage pregnancy and you responsible for ensuring aother generation of animals (usually of course mongrels in the case of non-professional breeders) finds loving homes and this is not always as easy as you might expect it to be. Cat and dog shelters around the civilised world are filled with the results of the non-neutering of household animals.
Quote of the clip: “I don’t know why you’re laughing, you’ve just been raped by a cat”.
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Camera: Fuji Finepix
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – medium use
Other people featured: Wife, Irina
Music used: “Romeo” Mr Big (the real Mr Big)
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: Naturally occuring vegetation
About David J. James56 year old UK origin Chartered Accountant and business consultant who loves languages, literature, history, religion, politics, internet, vlogging and blogging and lively written or spoken discussion, plays backgammon and a few other board games. Walks and listens to Audible for hours a day usually, and avoids use of the car. Conservative Christian, married to an angel with advanced Multiple Sclerosis. We have three kids, two of them autistic, and we live in Warsaw, Poland. On the board of the main British-Polish charity Fundacja Sue Ryder in Poland, and involved in the Vocational Autistic School of "Nie Z Tej Bajki" in Warsaw. Member of Gideons International. Serves on two committees of the Chamber of Auditors in Poland, and on several Boards and Supervisory Boards. Has own consultancy called Quoracy.com delivering business governance and audit/valuation solutions as well as mentoring. Author of the GoldList Method for systematic optimal use of the long-term memory in learning.
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