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I Consider My Pets Family

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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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    I bought treats for my gerbils the other day,

    and I finally gave them some, and they completely ignored it. Like. They're more fascinated with the food that they eat every day, than they are with the treats... I got them yogurt treats. They look like chocolate kisses but they're yellow in color and it's yogurt, and it even...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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 5 Responses Aug 7, 2013

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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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    I have just lost my Siamese.

    .. Heart broken! 😭
    snaismith snaismith 36-40, F 11 Responses Dec 1

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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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    Okay, one of my gerbils (her name is poppy) is

    apparently either really stubborn, or really picky. she chewed up basically her entire spinning wheel. even though I bought something for them to chew on. So, I take the destroyed wheel out, and buy a metal one so they can't chew it. AND, I buy 2 more kinds of chewy things for...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Just thought I'd share a funny moment.

    When one of the family pets decided he'd start sucking a dummy ;)
    Deleated Deleated 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 11

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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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    I am the proud parent of 2 JRT-basenji mixes.

    They are silly, cuddly, play hard and sleep harder. -- My boy, Reese's, now 5, was feeling jealous and needed some cuddles when I got home a couple days ago. I was nursing my daughter on the couch, and he just wanted some lovies without her in the way. He climbed on the back of...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 31

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    7-7-14 I lost my best friend Cheyenne,

    she was the best Chihuahua I have ever met she was so sweet, always loved cuddle time with me. Now this monday I have to put my cocker spaniel down :( their were best friends and you could tell the night we came home with out cheyenne that Butch wasnt going to be himself anymore...
    MarineGirlfriendMary MarineGirlfriendMary 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Going out with my poodle is a magnet People

    always come up to him and give him pats and hugs. Today a disabled girl ( severe downs ) and my little man was in her lap before I could say his name For 20 mins he sat there snuggling. It was such an amazing moment
    rubienu rubienu 26-30 Oct 23

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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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    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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    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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    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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    So, anyone here have Gerbils?

    I have 2. A black one and a grey one. Both girls. Trixie and Poppy. well, they have a plastic wheel in their cage (came with the cage) and, today, I see that it came off the thing that was holding it up. I open up the cage, take it out, and there's a HUGE whole in the damn thing...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    Just some rocks I photographed

    while waiting for the sun to go down :)
    Deleated Deleated 26-30, M Nov 11

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    Adorable Pomeranian Puppies For Adoption call

    me 202 688 7368 if interested thanks
    nyikob nyikob 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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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    I have a really chubby goldfish.

    This may seem weird to people who are not weird, but I consider him family! He has a 25 gallon tank on an unused desk by the kitchen table. He always comes to the edge of the tank and begs for food like a dog would. Now this isn't any goldfish, he's huge! If you have ever seen a...
    Annaelaine Annaelaine 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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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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    This is Veevee c: he will be living with my

    boyfriend when he is done organizing stuff in his new room. Until now both mice are with me
    PriscilaGaray PriscilaGaray 13-15, F Nov 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 Oct 19

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    My little Jack x my last dog was also called

    Jack... He was a boxer dog lol
    terrystevens777 terrystevens777 41-45, M Dec 10

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    One of my dogs and my cat have been scratching

    a lot the past week or so. I figured maybe just dry skin since the heat's on now, but no... All 3 dogs and the cat have fleas :( my poor babies! They all get monthly frontline and my cat is indoor only. We're planning on a power clean tomorrow. Any helpful tips as to how to get...
    BleuGardenia BleuGardenia 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    Every time I give Ronda (my betta fish) her

    food I watch her and - I talk to her. well, more like cheer her on lol. "Yeahhhh gurrrll" "You got it guuurrrlll" "Yeah Ronda! Go Ronda!" "Good gurllll" "There ya go Randa! Get that food!" I think I have problems lol.
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9

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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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    My boyfriend and I bought pet mice this weekend

    c: this one is Zeus, I will be posting a picture of the other one after this.
    PriscilaGaray PriscilaGaray 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 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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    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 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 4 Responses Jul 19

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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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    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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    ShotOfWhisky ShotOfWhisky 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 28

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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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    Town folk have often commented

    that we have the most friendly, obedient dogs around. Our dogs have always had enormous amounts of love and attention. They are showered with affection by every member of the house. We talk to them as we talk to anyone. I read a book recently about being inside a dogs head...
    smoothpaddle smoothpaddle 41-45, M 5 Responses Nov 6

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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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    My dog is my baby... I'm dreading starting uni

    in a few years because I can't take him with me... 3 years without my baby :(
    Daisy26599 Daisy26599 13-15, F Oct 23

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Welcome to the family- The people that you (& I are really close to & trust can be considered family. I never believed that you have to be blood related to be family. I have always...
    theswordinthestone theswordinthestone 41-45, M Nov 23

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