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I Consider My Pets Family

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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. I take very good care of them. Love brushing them and playing with them. Have one dog and 5 cats. Oh and a fish. Well the fish is my...
    1SweetL 1SweetL 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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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. The presence and love of an animal is a wonderful gift.And can often mean the difference between life and death. 
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 3 Responses Sep 12, 2013

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    Back in June, I picked up a 17 pound pregnant

    female dog from a nearby shelter on behalf of a rescue agency I volunteer for. Three days later, she had 8 puppies, all of them weighing less than a pound. Now over 12 weeks later, all 8 puppies and the mama are doing well, have been spayed/neutered and are ready for adoption...
    zmc67 zmc67 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 13

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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 approached me. He smiled and showed me the pup, the pup licked me in the nose and I started rubbing his head, and so I ask my dad can I...
    alx99 alx99 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    His Name's Tiger...

    Four years ago my brother and I adopted an 11 month terrier/chihuahua mix from our local animal shelter.  We planned to give the pet to our parents, who since we left for collage had been feeling quite lonely with their newly emptied home.  Though my parents were...
    EPArsineh EPArsineh 26-30, F 9 Responses Nov 4, 2008

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    gaykid34 gaykid34 16-17, M 1 Response May 28

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    my pets and animals are family i dont care wat

    any one say my pets are one of. a kind
    tgrakes tgrakes 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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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 everything in their power to get your acceptance and love. They will do everything they can for you without ever asking for anything in return. They are...
    MaczMariee MaczMariee 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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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 hold in the palm of your hand without any of him  hanging over.he was named buddy boy. in the ensuing years  he...
    aniowagirl aniowagirl 66-70, F 8 Responses Feb 23, 2011

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    This video is way too hilarious

    for words! lol I just had to share it. http://bit.ly/1wN8GJ3 It appears the video doesn't play. Hmm. There is no way to share the video. It is a tiny lamb next to someone sitting on the floor with it. The lamb baas softly then the guy behind the camera says "That's so wimpy...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Sep 26

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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 wonderful. I don't see how anyone can't consider them as family.
    Tori92 Tori92 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    My family has never been a fan of having pets

    in our house. I'd never had a dog nor a cat nor any kind of house pet like that. The pets I've had have stayed with us for a while because either people give them to me as a gift or because we find them lost and wandering. But when I was little, my mom's cousin gave me a baby...
    Realitea Realitea 18-21, F Apr 24

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    My rescue dog makes me the happiest person

    alive. I love just spending time with him, and being as much of a bestfriend to him, as he is to me.
    bonquisha203 bonquisha203 16-17, F Sep 12

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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 "friend" once tell me that animals have no soul and therefore won't be in heaven. Really? I wanted to ask him...
    mysticflyer mysticflyer 51-55, M 8 Responses Sep 23, 2011

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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 5 Responses Dec 24, 2011

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    This is such an awesome story.

    Oh my goodness! https://gma.yahoo.com/rescued-dog-saves-sleeping-family-fire-193700917.html
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Oct 8

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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 home from work to a empty house. My fur-children would be waiting for me. Each one said hello and loved me the...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2012

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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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    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 has her own character and its interesting to see how she changed over the years. From this independent fun loving furry bundle of joy...
    SunnySmile SunnySmile 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 21, 2012

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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 dumpster in Las Vegas, used as a bait dog at 12 weeks old. Starved, just skin and bones and torn and covered in puncture wounds, some...
    athenaseraphina athenaseraphina 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    Even when I think I am alone,

    these four legged companions keep me together. I am indebted to them... :)
    Shoutittotheworld23 Shoutittotheworld23 26-30, M Apr 23

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    So I hate calling them my pets!

    I don't know really, I just think that the word pet signifies ownership and control and I would hate to say that. I usually say my animals, but if people didn't look at me funny if I say "My animal friends" (it sounds stupid I know) I would probably say that IDK I JUST HAVE A...
    AIiviah AIiviah 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    He's my life!! I would be

    so devastated if he left :-( ( died or ran away)
    Daisyellenrose Daisyellenrose 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Saved her from a high kill shelter,

    and in return she doesn't leave my side. 🐶😊
    breeniles breeniles 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 11

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    People Suck. Once again reminded,

    for the millionth time, why I much prefer the company of dogs and always will..
    myblumoon myblumoon 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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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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    whyisitsohard44 whyisitsohard44 41-45, F 3 Responses May 21

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    Since I don't have kids,

    it's kind of funny how I put my pets priorities first before mine on a regular basis. When I get up in the morning I usually have to go to the bathroom but instead I put on my house shoes and leash up my dog and stand outside rain or shine while she circles me trying to find...
    simplycomplex82 simplycomplex82 31-35, M Aug 27

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    ShotOfWhisky ShotOfWhisky 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 28

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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, sometimes even has his mouth closed with his tongue sticking out ahaha :P
    michaelnutty25 michaelnutty25 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 21

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    My cat is like my brother,

    lol follows me when go and wait for the bus and just lies/sits next to me, but runs off if a car or anyone comes toeard us lmao My moms cat is like that annoying cousin you can;t get rid of
    Anth9012 Anth9012 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    We have three dogs and I love all of them a lot.

    Our oldest dog, Bo, we have had for 7 years and he feels like close family to me. He sleeps in my bed and always tries to sit on my lap when I'm on the couch, but he's too big to really fit.
    Cayboy Cayboy 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 27

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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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    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 me feel better again :-)
    lyds12345 lyds12345 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    My Dog Lost His Dad And Companion And My Heart Breaks For Him.

       My life love, RH, died on September 22, 2010 and my dog, Sudzie, died on December 13, 2010. Bentley, RH's, dog and myself have gone from a family of four to a family and two in 90 days.  I am doing OK, I can reason with what has happened but Bentley he just doesn't...
    LifesGardener LifesGardener 56-60, F 9 Responses Jan 14, 2011

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    I just saw this video on an online news page

    and HAD to share this incredible story. It is a David-And-Goliath concept when a neighbor's dog attacks a neighbor's toddler and the toddler's cat sprints into action tackling the dog and chasing it away. The whole thing was caught on security camera. Truly amazing. http://abcn...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 2 Responses May 15

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    My dogs and cats are my babies.

    I may never have human children, and don't necessarily want them. My dogs and cats will always love me, and never use me, be happy to see me, and not care what I look like, or wear.
    redshoesrock redshoesrock 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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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 interesting comments of their knowledge and experiences. I wanted to share some of them here since some people have crows as...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    After giving shanty a cold mouse to feed on I

    went to have a shower only to walk back and she was warming it up in the microwave... Lol now that's freaky.
    Damien101 Damien101 26-30, M 2 days ago

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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 feeling down, Wendy is always there to snuggle up with me.
    LilithAbney LilithAbney 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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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 than just frustrating!
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 7 Responses Jan 21

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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 fish.
    pinkbubblegumxx pinkbubblegumxx 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2013

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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 rid of the pets, with a baby coming". I couldn't believe my ears! I told her, "well, since I had the pets first, I think I...
    lifeisnoteasy lifeisnoteasy 46-50 8 Responses Apr 1, 2008

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    My babies all got baths today.

    .My Beagle looks like..YAY!! I got a bath today! My Morkie looks like..Eh..I had to get a bath today..but my cat? My cat looks like he's planning my daughter and my very painful demise..hahaha
    LOOKN4NSIGHT43 LOOKN4NSIGHT43 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 19

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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 importance? Well, that was the case for me and a little school of feeder guppies. Leonardo and Michelangelo, my two Red Ear Slider...
    rednetrab111 rednetrab111 26-30 6 Responses Aug 7, 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 older dog.Since my little Petal passed away three years ago,I have been fretting for another dog,but was too afraid to have to go...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 3 Responses Aug 3, 2013

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    I saw a lot of really adorable,

    absolutely amazing comments on another social site where family members shared positive experiences they had/have with their pets and I wanted to share some of them here with fellow believers that believe pets are nonhuman family members. ------------------------- I have to...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F May 13

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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 so many,well cared for and happy animals,they all blend in together,miniature horses, goats, sheeps,dogs and cats and...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 15 Responses Aug 16, 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 keeping a pet to share u a part of ur life! 1.This bet is no more free to live naturally and search its...
    aycha aycha 31-35, F 34 Responses Oct 21, 2011

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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 next best thing and i love them has my own. they get spoiled all the time and they give me kisses every day and they cuddle up to me and my...
    westlife213 westlife213 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    We have five

    dogs Clover/Parsley/Darcy/Thistle/Indiana Two cats Mink/boots Six horses Guinness/Runnymede/Slip/Jigsaw/Stafford/Bluebell
    HRHHeronMaxwell HRHHeronMaxwell 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 28

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