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I Believe In Responsible Dog Ownership

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    Responsible Dog Owners!

    A dog is a member ot the family! it breaks my heart to! when i see anyone, neglecting a dog, or any animal come to that! I take my, (was my daughter's dog) for walks and i can honestly say! "the praise i have had off, the neighbours", as they say i seem to be the only one who...
    welshbabe welshbabe 46-50, F 21 Responses Feb 22, 2011

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    I Am a Dog.

    I am a dog. I am a living, breathing animal. I feel pain, joy, love, fear and pleasure. I am not a thing. If I am hit--I will bruise, I will bleed, I will break, I will feel pain. I am not a thing. I am a dog. I enjoy playtime. walk time, but more than anything....I want nothing...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 1, 2011

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    Adopting Dogs

    I do believe in Responsible dog ownership which is why I will not adopt a dog even though I would really like to have a friend at home. Currently I live in an apartment and I am on a limited income. I also travel a bit and there really isn't anybody who is capable of looking...
    keepingwarm keepingwarm 31-35 2 Responses Jan 29, 2009

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    I believe no matter what

    if you have your dog at home or not your dog should have what he/she may need. You should in my opinion have things a lot like when you have a baby you should be carrying anything you know the dog will need just in case something happens and you cant get home. If you have a...
    midnight424 midnight424 16-17, F Mar 13

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    Keep Your Dog Off My Yard

    I live in a new sub division.  It is a middle to upper middle class neighborhood.  I have a corner lot and an invisible fence around my yard to keep my dogs in. I have three great danes.  I take them for walks around the neighborhood.  On my walks they...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 9 Responses Jan 27, 2009

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    Yeah

    Honestly, why have a dog if you're not going to take care of it? Dogs are completely dependent on their owners. You need to love, feed/water, bathe, walk, house, and groom them. You need to take them to the doctor too. They're like children. Most dogs with...
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 14 Responses Feb 8, 2009

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    Be Responsible For Your Puppy

    Being a dog owner takes a lot of responsibility and requires major commitment to an animal that may live 15 years or so.  This should not be taken lightly. When your dog misbehaves, you can’t just trade him in. If he gets sick, you have to take care of...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 26 Responses Dec 16, 2008

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    The Avatar Picture

    I joined this group because the dog in the group avatar looks just like my dog. We have a black and brown medium hair Duschund.
    hey123you hey123you 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 4, 2011

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    Congratulations On Becoming A Parent, Please Read This!

    Now that you have a creature on four pawss, there are some things you should know: 1. A dog has a soul, therefore do not treat it like a fence post. 2. Dogs can feel pain, they may not be able to tell you that all the time, but they do. 3. You may not believe this, but your son...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Mar 12, 2011

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    Avoiding Dog Owner Heartbreaks

     Last wk I had to go to the vet to take our Rott pup in for his well puppy check up. I hadn't been there long when a lady came in crying hysterically holding her small dog that looked like it had been put through a meat grinder. As our vet...
    betchaboots betchaboots 41-45, F 12 Responses Dec 16, 2008

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    Deafmute Neighbor

    I believe you must love your dog. Nieghbor chain his to running wire. I feed my dog. Neighbor's ribs are constantly showing. I look why my dog barks. Idiot opposite the street sit in front of tv, deaf to his mutt's noise. My dog does not roam the streets. Moron nextdoor's...
    ryksteman ryksteman 56-60, M 3 Responses Jun 26, 2011

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    Part Of The Family

    Most of the dogs that I have had were rescue animals. The most recent two were a Saint Bernard Pyrenees mix, and an Alaskan Husky. The Saint Bernard was abandoned at a bar. She had obviously been recently nursing puppies, because her nipples were swollen from lactation. It was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 3, 2011

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    Be True.

    If you want a dog please make sure you can look after him first he also have feelings. xxx
    natashatjie natashatjie 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 10, 2013

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    Love Them

    I truly believe everyone who owns a pet should be responsible for their care. Pets should be taken care of like we take care of our children. They look to us for love and care and put their trust in us to protect them. They should be treated like a member of the family. They...
    RESCUE RESCUE 61-65, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2008

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    All Pets

    It is another life. I do not know what they can feel. Sience says they can't love because they are missing that part of their brain, but i know they can feel some type of pain, and they cant protect themselves like we can. If you get a pet you should take care of it. You may...
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 17, 2010

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    He's a German Shepard and Black Lab mutt. He's a pretty big dog, but he constantly jumps on bed during thunderstorms. (And, of course he takes up over half of the bed because he...
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    Gf is headed to her parents for Turkey day do I'm watching her little dog and going to her house twice a day to care for her car. Happy to do it, it also shows her trust in me.
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    I have always loved dogs.Always.When I was a kid, I started living away from my family, with my uncle. We used to have a dog back then.That dog was the only real friend that I had...
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    "Here. Watch my luggage." ...I don't even know you. ...fine. I'll watch your stuff, but hurry up because I have a bus to catch. "Here. Have a dog." I can't take care of a dog. I...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 26-30 Nov 13

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    I'm going to have a different angle on this than many people- my story is going to involve animals. if you weren't aware- some dogs can legitimately smile. Some are smart enough to...
    LadyWildFlower LadyWildFlower 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 14

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    LostMittens LostMittens 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Its this human body/form of life that relishes, gratifies, gets pleasure, sobs, cribs, suffers, and then the humans blame the supreme Almighty in whatever name you call. That...
    Elitevenkat8kashyap Elitevenkat8kashyap 36-40, M Oct 26

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    I actually have a lot. Let's go over this... My first dog was a golden retriever I got when I was 6? something? I dunno. Young. Young age. I named her Princess. So original I know...
    SunsetTears SunsetTears 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    Dogs definitely!Dogs know how you feel,whats your health is like, what you been up to and they know where you been! Dogs also can smell fear!Sometimes I sit there and I'm unhappy...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I cannot explain it but I honestly do believe different people come into all of our lives for various reasons. It has happened to me on several occasions along with other family...
    mississippiblondegal mississippiblondegal 36-40, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I don't believe in gender equality. There I said it. Love me, hate me, it doesn't really matter. The bottom line is men and women are genetically different. Period. No buts, no ifs...
    CantankerousBabe CantankerousBabe 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    Thank you to all those who helped me yesterday, after reading all of your comments I do feel in a much better place today and despite being an over thinker at times I know that...
    jessiicaaa1995 jessiicaaa1995 18-21, F 11 Responses Nov 7

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    Dogs Must Have A FOREVER Home!!!Loving and caring for dogs properly is a long term comitment that you must embrace. If you are not going to keep the dog and love the dog from...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Check out this nutty chick in the link. Who do you think is responsible for this type of stupidity, and looney mentality? I have my opinion but I'm interested in yours for now...
    fnformetoo fnformetoo 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 27

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    Friendship is.......🐾 ~ I believe there is no strong friendship and loyalty like the friendship and loyalty of a dog!
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    I wasn't born into a good family. If I was a child of one of the mansion clan it would have been better for me. My father was the "John Wayne" type. So he expected me to walk talk...
    ATroubledLife ATroubledLife 46-50, M Nov 2

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    I was in the coffee shop on my college campus studying when two older men came in and sat down on the other side of the room. One of the men started talking about his wife, and...
    MindlessMatters MindlessMatters 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 5

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    I was cleaning my home when I heard a dog growling very deeply outside by my window. It took me a few seconds to realize the growling was coming from inside the house and neither...
    anygirl1978 anygirl1978 36-40, F Nov 7

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    Me And My ShadowShadow, a little sheltie, came to me by way of extended family who went on vacation and left her in the care of my (ex)wife and me. She was three (the dog, not my...
    JesseLeeJames JesseLeeJames 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 10

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     I read countless people's stories who put their beloved dog or cat to peace, as I'd like to say. Your own experiences have helped me get through. I too had to put my dog...
    Ceeceeexperiences Ceeceeexperiences 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 11

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    It's a hard task and as parents, we have to be almost perfect because we are parents. Anything that our kids do, we will be held responsible for it. The hardest part is seeing your...
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    Absent are the days of ‘correcting our children’ and punishing them by Bodily force. This very same consciousness of optimistic parenting is really a philosophy that holds...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 12

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    Hi Anyone, I Have a very share dwelling and am presently renting a area that is furnished which has a double bed and is also suited for a few. five minutes to community...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M Nov 12

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    that "You & you alone control your own actions, feelings & emotions. " This is one of my favorite quotes along with. "One is usually responsible for his or her own misery. "
    ezrodz ezrodz 36-40, M a week ago

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    With much agonizing over the past several months, I have made the decision to put my loving dog companion to sleep as she has cancer and is no longer happy. I'm really scared for...
    lionessstrong lionessstrong 46-50, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've posted on here before and got some really good advice so I'm hoping to get it again, I've been having experiences for as long as i can remember, it was really bad around 6...
    sweetinjustice sweetinjustice 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am not very responsible. I spend money carelessly. as if I were rich. I like nice things and like the best of the best, but im always late for work. im not eligible for rehire...
    PrettyUnique47 PrettyUnique47 22-25, F Oct 30

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    Why is it that I'm ALWAYS responsible for everyone in my home?!? Especially when things go wrong because of their failure to plan? When I stand my ground, I'm the most evil person...
    cremedouce cremedouce 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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