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I Consider My Pets Family

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    I have a little puppy called Wendy. She's my daughter. And since I literally do not have any family anymore, I love her so much and consider her my only family. And when I'm...
    LilithAbney LilithAbney 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    My dog Zak has always been a part of my family, and just the thought of him eventually dying makes me shed a tear...
    oxcycler89 oxcycler89 22-25, M Jan 19

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    My chihuahua is my baby girl <3
    beatrizlovespedro beatrizlovespedro 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    my two yorkshire terriers lucky-2 years old and teddy-17 months old. they are my babys always will be because i cant have children of my own yet, so having lucky and teddy are the...
    westlife213 westlife213 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    Okay well not exactly family. But I do love the little (and big) buggers.
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F Feb 6

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    I absolutely do! I have always loved animals and have always had a pet or two or three or....LOL. My pets are my fur babies. They have their own Christmas stockings and get gifts...
    1SweetL 1SweetL 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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    I see them as family because you give them a nicknames and they have their own spot your house or garden and you take care of them,they also all have their own personalities even...
    pinkbubblegumxx pinkbubblegumxx 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    I Am An Expectant Mother. - No,I have not gone off my head,I am an expectant mother and I cannot wait to hear the patter of little paws!. I am waiting the arrival of a suitable...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 3 Responses Aug 3, 2013

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    This is Nicky and he is my boy(: we cuddle and watch movies together (:
    anna1145 anna1145 13-15, F 6 Responses Feb 18

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    Seriously, this dog is everything! He is adorable! His name is Harvey and is coming up to his 2nd year of life! I couldn't imagine him not being there, he pulls the cutest faces...
    michaelnutty25 michaelnutty25 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 21

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    Ashes To Ashes And Flush To Flush - Have you ever had something for so long, that you just get emotionally attached to it... even if by traditional standards, was of small value or...
    rednetrab111 rednetrab111 26-30 7 Responses Aug 7, 2013

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    My Little Rose. - I finally got my little dog form the Brightside sanctuary which is a small non profit animal rescue organisation,ran by dedicated people.I have never come across...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 15 Responses Aug 16, 2013

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    I read an article a while ago and I just am amazed at how smart crows are and how family-oriented they are. The comments people knowledgeable of crows and who have crows left very...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    What do you do when you're curled up with one dog while other is crying for treats? Oh wait, he's back!
    Wowamyjo Wowamyjo 46-50, F Feb 9

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    You Bet! - My four legged family members have been much closer to me than some of the two legged types. I have always considered my animals so precious to me. I heard a minister...
    mysticflyer mysticflyer 51-55, M 8 Responses Sep 23, 2011

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    Our Pets Are Part of Our Family - When I was pregnant with my now 11 year-old daughter, I had three cats, a rottweiler, and a husband. My mother told me, "you will have to get...
    lifeisnoteasy lifeisnoteasy 46-50 7 Responses Apr 1, 2008

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    I used to be an irresponsible person, spoiled brat and careless of people feeling around me even toward my family. One midafternoon, my dad was carrying something in his arms and...
    alx99 alx99 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    My 7month old baby (': i really feel like he is someone, he has a personality. I talk to him like i talk to any person. He is my dog, my friend, my family ♥️
    jajachinto jajachinto 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    I'm that girl on facebook that post something about her cat or dog a few times a day. O.o
    MsPetrichor MsPetrichor 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    Sure! - when you decide to keep a pet, it is certain that u do so because u like to and not obliged by any social even legal commitments! But there are few things to consider while...
    aycha aycha 31-35, F 34 Responses Oct 21, 2011

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    My Cat Is The Boss In The House - And she knows it. She is part of our family and we all love her dearly. She's like this never aging baby we feed, cuddle and take care of. She...
    SunnySmile SunnySmile 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 21, 2012

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    My gorgeous dog is getting old and grey I'm worried she won't live past this year...my mother has said no more dogs after my dog I don't know what I will so without a dog in the...
    freochick freochick 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    I tried to post a photo of myself and Rosie,I cannot access the photo gallery.It says at the bottom "attach media" if I click on it I am sent back to the stories.It is getting more...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 7 Responses Jan 21

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    Sometimes all you need is a pet to cuddle with instead of a guy! Fed up of being messed around and having my feelings thrown about now! Nothing like a snuggle with my dog to make...
    lyds12345 lyds12345 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    I miss my dog. Since I left home for college I don't see her much anymore :( Luckily I get to see her when I get back and she's always excited to see me ^_^
    WolfNightV4X1 WolfNightV4X1 18-21, F Feb 11

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    Most people think that a pet is just an animal that enters your home for entertainment but they are so much more than that ! The minute they step foot into your life they do...
    MaczMariee MaczMariee 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I love my pets! How couldn't you? They live with you, they eat with you, they practically sleep in your own home with you! I own three dogs and I love them to death.
    RainBunny RainBunny 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 9

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    I really call my dog my son and my mom his grandma lol
    lexix0 lexix0 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    Willie is "the one". You know, that one dog you have in your lifetime that you already know will be the best dog in your life. He's 5 1/2 now, but a garbage man found him in a...
    athenaseraphina athenaseraphina 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    I have a much loved 4 year old min pin named Maggie.. She is my little princess!! 6 months ago she was diagnosed with diabetes and now requires insulin shots twice a day.. Shortly...
    jela001 jela001 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 24

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    Honestly, my dogs understand me more than my parents. Harsh to say but yeah, I think it's true. My dogs are just there to listen and don't talk to you back. They're there when you...
    balletlover21 balletlover21 18-21, F Feb 16

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    My snake, King Charles, and my hamster, Mousse, love them so much!
    Idkanything Idkanything 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Animal House - From the day I was born till this very day, I have had pets, four-legged loved ones that I considered family! Right after my divorce 27 months ago ;-) I didn't come...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 3 Responses Dec 3, 2012

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    Melody is my beautiful Beagle she is one years old as of Feb 20th 2013 She is the heart and joy of my family, keeping us up when we are down. She is my first priority besides my...
    RY0RY RY0RY 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 20

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    My Dog Buddy - my father passed away 2 years ago.he had been sick a long time .also he was 94 years old . 17 years befor he had gotten a puppy. a tiny little thing that you could...
    aniowagirl aniowagirl 66-70, F 8 Responses Feb 23, 2011

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    I treat them like my children. Really really spoiled!
    Jake2014jake Jake2014jake 41-45, M Feb 15

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    I love all animals, but one in particular is my chihuahua Lucy. She loves unconditionally and is with me ALL THE TIME!!! She goes where I go and she loves to be loved and cuddled...
    tlentz67 tlentz67 46-50 1 Response Feb 4

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    Pets For Vets. - Only unconditional love can effectively make the process of healing possible.Sadly for those with no family or close friends,unconditional love is hard to come by...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 4 Responses Sep 12, 2013

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    No matter what, I will always consider my pets as family. It drives me mad when I see a sign that pets aren't allowed. I think that everyone including pets should have justice.
    Rosycheeks27 Rosycheeks27 13-15 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Blessing - Im blessed having my 2 cats and my doggie for this christmas. Since many years ago they are my company and im so happy about.
    marirosi marirosi 41-45, F 6 Responses Dec 24, 2011

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    How could I not think of Tommy as family he gives the best cuddles and he is loyal!!!!!
    darkasmidnight darkasmidnight 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I have two lovely pets; a full blooded female pug named Sophie, and a male pug/poodle cross (puggle) named Gordon. My partner has a fly-in/fly-out job at the mines and...
    JaiLaWa JaiLaWa 46-50, F 6 Responses Feb 9

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    I love my bunny she has been with me longer than my dog well for me she's like my baby so she's part of our family generation
    luvanimaulz luvanimaulz 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I consider my pets to be my children! I have one child with me and the other two are with my husband. I feel so lonely without them, and I know they all miss each other. Are your...
    akiyama10 akiyama10 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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    My dog is like my best friend. He makes me happy every time I see him. I know they don't talk back but I do talk to him sometimes if I have no one else to talk to. Pets are just...
    Tori92 Tori92 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    I have 2 cats and seen as I don't have any kids they are like my kids. I do love them a lot, and my life wouldn't be the same without them :)
    Reece1983 Reece1983 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 31

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    I have a conure parrot and his name is charlie. He is the sweetest thing ever! 😍
    maryrom maryrom 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I like animals more than I like people.
    lilmissthang1 lilmissthang1 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 15

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    Tip for dog walking in freezing cold. Don't bundle up too much and you will turn around fast enough for your dog to not limp on the way home with frozen paws.
    Wowamyjo Wowamyjo 46-50, F Feb 9

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    Making A Hard Choice - Tonight I had to make the choice to end one of my pets suffering and this was very hard but an act of kindness. My sweet kitty, Tom, was a member of my...
    dartist dartist 56-60, F 11 Responses Aug 6, 2010

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