tenderheart wrote:My HPD sister claims to love animals. Is this just attention seeking or could she have real empathy for animals?
On one hand, she cries and makes a fuss when she sees an abandoned animal. I've often thought these outbursts seemed overdone. She has two dogs that she has abandoned to my parents several times and most recently for 9 months to chase various men across the country and world. She seemed more interested in them as puppies but lost interest as time went on.
She became a vegetarian a few years ago after claiming to be very upset by a video of factory farms (and her boyfriend at the time was a vegetarian). Mirroring? She goes hysterical if somebody orders veal and writes long rambling posts about foie gras.
Is it possible she does have empathy for animals but fails to be able to commit to her own pets? She did seem to care for animals even at a younger age. Is this all attention seeking?
Anyone have similar experiences?