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I Consider My Pets Family

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    Assistance dogs are allowing disabled people to

    live in their own homes and to be independent.Yes they certainly are "man's best friend" in every sense of the word.
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 5 Responses Jan 8

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    I have just lost my Siamese.

    .. Heart broken! 😭
    SexySammyJoe SexySammyJoe 36-40, F 10 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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    Because if your pets aren't like family

    why don't you just call the alley cats your family then I'm not saying take a bath with your pet but your pet is your best friend
    caiseyi caiseyi 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 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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    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, 2014

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    sister Cupcake, sister Princess,

    and brother Bubbles
    Hayley13T15 Hayley13T15 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    do you cars like people food?

    I have 4 cats. 3 out 4 like chicken nuggets, but one of them will not go near a chicken nugget. But, the cat that doesn't like chicken nuggets has no problem eating buffalo chicken with blue cheese lol XD I don't give them this stuff all the time - just when I get fast food, I...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I've been up in pain all night.

    One of my cats decided to keep me company... He's just been sitting here, looking at me a purring most of the time. and he won't stop licking me xD cats are so sympathetic sometimes. They can tell when you're sick or in pain... and they always come to comfort you...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I have two dogs a three cats ✌️ One of my

    cats has three paws 😸🐾
    beccalynn238 beccalynn238 13-15, F Jan 22

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    This is my little bro

    for life laying on two pillows he stacked himself. Very spoiled. His name is Shaggy but my mom calls him midget.
    XxWolverinaxX XxWolverinaxX 18-21 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My dogs face whenever I have food

    and she wants some 😂 lol
    dvkota dvkota 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 25

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    creepinbeauty creepinbeauty 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My sweet kitty Thomas died last night in his

    sleep :( he was 15 years old I'm going to miss him so much . He was always there for me to snuggle with and Cheer me up .I don't know what I'm going to do with out him :(
    roseanne00 roseanne00 36-40, F 17 Responses Feb 24

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    call me an introvert

    or a loner I don't care. I'd rather spend the day with my cat than out with humans
    alexburk18 alexburk18 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    i have a dog, 3 birds,

    and about 20 fish, i love them all like if they were my kids, especially the dog and birds
    amatlock2778 amatlock2778 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 6

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    So I have to give up my dog today

    and this is one of the hardest things I've ever done. Even though I knew this was coming months ago, it's still hitting me hard. I honestly haven't felt this way since I moved away from my family and friends years ago. I don't know what it is about my dog, but she's become this...
    SadZwiebel SadZwiebel 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    my dog passed away back in may,

    and ever since that day i really havent been the same i miss her everyday..
    Amandakellyxoxo Amandakellyxoxo 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 6

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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, 2014

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    JJjones0 JJjones0 18-21, F 77 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    ladyPlum ladyPlum 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    My bunny wanted to see me

    so badly even though I was just right outside.. she started to lick our screen door and try to scratch the door open! It was so adorable☺️
    sweetdisaster24 sweetdisaster24 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I almost lost my gerbils.

    :o my gerbil cage went BOOOM and my gerbils went WEEEE. -_- its okay though, they're safe now lol
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 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. 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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    I really do, and my cat considers its self to

    be a human based on the fact it keeps stealing my chair lol
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    ShotOfWhisky ShotOfWhisky 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 28, 2014

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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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    SkylerRussell SkylerRussell 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 2

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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, 2014

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    Ditum Ditum 18-21, M 6 Responses Jan 9

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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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    If you feed them, clean up

    after them, had them vaccinated, help prevent them from harm or harmful products. Help prevent them from fleas, ticks or any other diseases. Wash them, talk to them, play with them, walk them (dog or any other animal that needs daily walks) Provide them with toys, cut their...
    queenofhearts15 queenofhearts15 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 21

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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 14 Responses Aug 16, 2013

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    (pic inside) The youngest out of all 4 of my

    cats. His name is Oscar, and I love him even though he's a crazy little **** head. He's 5. (I don't know how old that is in cat years. :p ) we rescued him. He was born outside of my moms friends house. It was just him and his mom, no other signs of kittens. and at first, we...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    My golden retriever is definitely family.

    She thinks she's human and wants to be around people all the time. She's the best dog I have ever seen. She's well trained and loves me almost as much as I love her!
    Txwoman123 Txwoman123 41-45, F Feb 19

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    I love my yellow lab we have had him

    for 12 years now and he has a bad heart we got the test back today and we have to put him down =, ( he is our family and our other puppy will be lost without him along with All of us we know it's for the best so he won't suffer but it's so hard we love boone
    kmccrady12653 kmccrady12653 18-21, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    DeleteddAccountt DeleteddAccountt 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 6

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    Pets have such cute and amazing personalities.

    Like, my youngest kitty is named Oscar, and he's just so energetic and weird and cute XD he's always running around frantically for no reason. Today I saw him chasing his tail crazily 3 times. He goes crazy when playing with his toys. He's a meower and meows quite a lot. He...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F Jan 9

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    I Do Consider My Pet As Family Because.........

    When I lost my baby and mother I felt my life collapse. Began therapy and taking pills for many years but it was then I knew I had to do something else to help myself because no one could do it for me so I went into the pet shop one day and just played with a few puppies for...
    justicia justicia 36-40, F 7 Responses Oct 2, 2010

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    She acts like a little sister.

    So I treat her like one.
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 16-17, T 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My pup just had puppies.

    a dozen ready for Mothers Day.
    Prettyboy82 Prettyboy82 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 15