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    New show tonight: dead cats in the fridge and pooping in buckets.

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    Re: Hoarders (A&E)

    Quote Originally Posted by waywyrd View Post
    New show tonight: dead cats in the fridge and pooping in buckets.

    Ack.
    I'm glad it's back, but I really wish they'd do more shows where there's no poop, no dead animals, no live rats or insects. I like the show, but it's starting to feel voyeuristicly creepy. I'd like to see more shows where the issue is mostly hoarding and not cleanliness. There was one a couple of months ago that featured an artist who mostly hoarded art books, art supplies, etc. I'd like to see more shows like that. In the first couple of seasons, they had shows about people in the earlier stages of hoarding (one was a single guy who's girlfriend was concerned); another was a young woman, a teacher, whose fiance was worried about her. I'd like to see another show like that. There are lot more people who can identify with those people. When hoarders on the middle of the spectrum see these poop/dead animal/rodent infested hoarders, they probably think they'll never end up like that.

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    Yeah, the ones I call "clean" hoarders aren't so hard to watch. Piles of books/boxes/assorted junk are miles away from shows like last night's, where the woman had kept all her dead cats and some had rotted down to a puddle at the bottom. There were even cats in big ziploc bags that had liquefied. Never mind the enormous piles of cat poop everywhere. It was foul.
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    The cat lady was not a hoarder, she had mental issues. The other lady she hoarded, yes she had issues also, but she was a true hoarder.
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    This was the very 1st show I could not watch. As a cat Mom/grandmom to 4 felines it broke my heart. 2 of the critters are mine & 2 are my son's. I have 2 because 2 is what I know I can afford to feed, have litter & treats and afford vet care. I know I can't save every cat nor would I want to. I just can not fathom the smell that had to of been in that house. Cat pee sticks. I clean my boxes 3 times a day bit those days when I am out of town & don't get to them until evening....I smell it as soon as I walk into the house.
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    I really enjoyed last night's show - no animals, no excrement, no filth. I was glad to see the tow truck driver get his place cleaned out - he really seems to be moving forward. But, boy...that couple in the packed Victorian House. Between two people with hoarding issues and the acrimony between them...what a complex situation. It was interesting that the woman started shopping and collecting first, but then the man followed suit and is now as bad as his wife.

    My husband has definite hoarding tendencies. When he started growing collections, I got rid of the few things I collected figuring there could only be one collector in a family. Some of his collections are valuable (he sold one set of 30 first editions to pay for our son's first year of college). But he also brings home all kinds of junk he finds free or gets "good deals" on. But that stuff, he's not attached to. The pleasure seems to be the act of finding it or getting something for nothing or cheap. I just recycle it, give it to Goodwill, or throw it away. Every once in a while, he'll say "Whatever happened to....?", and I'll just say that it was broken so I threw it away, or no one was using it so I gave it to Goodwill, and he's fine with it. However, he doesn't like to see things being thrown away and he checks the garbage, so I have to make sure what I throw away is well hidden under the kitchen garbage.
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    Some of us are old enough to remember when the tv announcer used to ask if you "knew where your children are" . . . .apparently, this lady did not!

    Sacramento County woman arrested for child endangerment after son found inside filthy apartment | news10.net
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Sew&Sew View Post
    Some of us are old enough to remember when the tv announcer used to ask if you "knew where your children are" . . . .apparently, this lady did not!

    Sacramento County woman arrested for child endangerment after son found inside filthy apartment | news10.net
    Some of this behavior I think is more then what I would consider hoarding. There is laziness, there are mental health issues that go beyond hoarding. My good friend had a sister whose house was filled with filth, you could barely walk around, moldy food was everywhere, her car was filled with garbage. ... I never considered her a hoarder but a dirty lazy person, which she was. She smelled, she always looked disheveled and she didn't work, cook for her kids, but sat around and smoked. I am not a mental health expert, but what they are showing seems to go farther then hoarding.
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    Is it just me or are so many of these hoarders just horrible people? While some of them seem appreciative and want the help, the majority of them are just nasty and mean. I don't mean the emotional breakdowns and crying, I mean the yelling and swearing and nastiness. I know they're mentally ill, but I can't imagine being one of these clean-up specialists or psychologists who have to deal with that treatment on a regular basis.

    I'm watching an episode right now where this woman is going to lose custody of her son (via CPS) and her husband is going to leave her, but she's upset because someone threw out an old cardboard box without asking her. I want to reach through the TV and throttle her!
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    I didn't see the episode with the dead cats in the fridge. I hope these sick people also get prosecuted for animal abuse/neglect. These hoarders choose to live in their disgusting environments, but the animals have no choice, as usual.

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