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I Consider My Pets Family

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    I foster animals from the shelter I volunteer

    at. Even though I only had them for a few weeks, they really become a part of the family. It's a bittersweet moment to see them go to a furever home. They take pieces of your heart, but they get a family that Will love their sweet hearts just as much as they love them. Even the...
    TinyBabyPrincess TinyBabyPrincess 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    He hasn't left my side

    since I came home. My little snuggle bug 💜 I absolutely adore him 🐶
    sandycheeks08 sandycheeks08 22-25, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    My little dog Kori (Staffordshire labrador

    cross) cuddles up to me when I'm down. Brings me back to normal even at the worse anxiety attacks.
    88justme00 88justme00 26-30, M 2 Responses May 23

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    My two boxers wag their little nubs at me all

    the time, they are so loyal and protective of me, and I wonder if they know how much I love them back?
    Anangz Anangz 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 8

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    My senior cat (15) is an America short

    hair-maincoon mix. Sometimes he pulls his hair out when grooming, usually only once but sometimes he'll pull until there's a bald spot. He seems skinnier. He also has a cyst on his right side, near his back; the vet said that it was just filled with liquid, but it seems bigger...
    Amichelseaoramichris Amichelseaoramichris 18-21, T 1 Response Jun 17

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    I love all my three cats!

    !!! Malcolm olivia and Baxter!! I want another one is this crazy?? opinions! ! :)
    ameyer09 ameyer09 22-25, F 12 Responses May 12

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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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    I have 3 dog's 2 rabbits

    and 8 chickens I have helped wildlife mammals I love all animals
    Cherylat Cherylat 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 8

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    DeleteddAccountt DeleteddAccountt 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 6

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    I split with my partner of 25 years

    and had to take the dog I gave up my job because I couldn't Leave her at home for 10 hours a day Call me a mug but I love her to bits and bare the responsibility of looking after her As a true animal lover and a really gentle single guy I feel blessed 😊
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jun 18

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    whenever I pick up my cat he always complains

    and tries to get away. ..but I know deep inside he loves it
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 11

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    Ahem6 Ahem6 31-35, F 2 Responses May 29

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    Hazel likes to run all over the room

    when she feels its time for me to wake up. i open the curtins to let the sun in so she can sun bathe and we cuddle while i fall back asleep. she tries not to disturb after i fall back to sleep but if she does wake me up, she comes back and cuddles some more. our morning...
    gigglebunnie gigglebunnie 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 13

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    Every morning my cat Timmy jumps up on the bed

    and meows like crazy until one of us lets him under the blankets. He loves to cuddle with me and lay really close to my belly. I love him so much, I find our mornings together very precious :)
    queenofthesun queenofthesun 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 12

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    youngkinyteenmom youngkinyteenmom 18-21, F 4 Responses May 4

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    Okay,maybe better than family.

    Would I give up my ice cream cone to my cousin!No,but my blue tick hound loved it!Would I let my cousin have my bed!No!sleep on the couch.don't disturb my cat! ha ha.Who gives me unconditional love? my pets!
    Duckygirl2 Duckygirl2 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I wish cats and dogs lived longer

    than they do because they seem to be the only ones there for you through thick and thin no matter what.
    collegekid2016 collegekid2016 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 21

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    This is my baby. :-) She's about to leave me,

    through no fault of hers or mine. My mission is to ensure her departure is as painless and filled with love as I can make it.
    Kindalost Kindalost 46-50, F 24 Responses May 14

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    My yorkie, jack russel mix has been with me

    through three moves, a bad breakup and a miscarriage. He makes sure I don't oversleep. when I'm sad he places his paws on my knee and tries to cheer me up. He took on two dogs three times his size to protect me. If that isn't family I don't know what is.
    Daemonia Daemonia 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My childhood pet got put down a

    while ago and that day was weirdly more emotional than the day of my distant grand mothers funeral, I cried for hours on end and it was literally the most emotional day of my life! Has anyone else experienced something like that?
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 15

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    My babyyy. Lol he's getting

    so big. I literally like more than people
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 7 Responses May 9

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    skyrule skyrule 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 13

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    I was so devastated when my pet mouse died

    today... she was more then my best friend :'(
    BarelyAdulterated BarelyAdulterated 18-21, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have a puppy and his name is JB.

    Just thinking of leaving him together with my family whenever i made up my mind to study or to work away from home make me really sad.. I think i'll be having a separation anxiety. I love him so much!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 17

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    Like if you have a dog!

    Please be my friend too!
    mommoko mommoko 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 4

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    Say hello to Pistol!.

    ..before she got fat. I let my sister watch my cat since I was away for school a semester and the poor thing gained 8 pounds. Keep in mind 50% of indoor cats in the U.S. are obese. I spend way too much time and money into my family pets for them to be fat. Do people seriously...
    Exhilar8 Exhilar8 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Yes, I must confess, I am a doting doggy mother.

    It has so many perks versus when I was raising my children. My pets do not talk back and they never miss curfew:-)
    Olivia1962 Olivia1962 51-55, F 1 hr ago

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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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    ardgz ardgz 18-21, F 11 Responses Jun 22

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    4 cats, and a dog. lanfear,

    hoot, brian, bella, and tonks. I love all of them so much, I do definitely want a snake, and a lizard though.. the more the merrier! animals are the best, if I had a bigger house I'd have triple the amount of pets. goalz.
    traitorrr traitorrr 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 4

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    im getting a puppy this week

    and ive only held her once. i love her so much already.. is that even possible..
    Dilapidated33 Dilapidated33 18-21, F 5 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    My pets are more than my Family .

    . Theyre the ones tht are there for me when no one else Is . So big shoutout to my chinchilla chichi,my ferret lucían ,my dragón luna and my kitty nala!
    canabina canabina 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 8

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    This is pookie she is my baby this dog is my

    life she has help me when I would get bullied at school & coming home knowing I had a friend to cheer me up & she has always been there for every heart break moment she has always been there I love here so much 💕
    Princesslucyy Princesslucyy 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    I love my dogs dearly

    and it makes me sick when my dad thinks its okay to just up and replace dogs just because the oldest one is jealous of the puppy. Of course he's gonna get jealous, you replaced him! And then had the nerve to call me and tell me about it! You don't just replace dogs like that...
    JJCrystalTiger JJCrystalTiger 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 8

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    just seen a guy walkin down the street with a

    alligator on a leash only in louisiana lol
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses May 11

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    I've been trying to teach my dog to not sleep

    in my bed, but in his. Which is going very well. Only he sleeps in my room... Normally it's not a problem, but every time I fall asleep he gets in my bed. I love him to peices, but his white fur gets EVERYWHERE! And I'm kind of sick of waking up with his hair in my mouth.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 13

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    I am so depressed. I moved out

    and got a puppy, but some unfortunate stuff happened and my I moved back into my moms. she is forcing me to give up my puppy. don't think I've known true heart break until right now. this puppy loves me so much. I love her so much. help
    hairstylist25 hairstylist25 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    moist4u moist4u 18-21, F 5 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I love all my pets and consider all 57(and

    counting) as family. I love animals and couldn't live without them.
    LilithRorke LilithRorke 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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    Yesterday morning I lost my sweet girl,

    Bella. She was an Italian Greyhound who I've had for almost 12 years, since she was 4 month old puppy. She grew up with my little boys and acted just like a momma to my youngest who was born when she was 4. She was the best little girl I could have asked for. She had a stroke a...
    ta2s4me2 ta2s4me2 31-35, F 8 Responses Jun 15

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    I lost my little cat Kiko last night.

    She got out and got in the back yard with the dogs. They killed her. I'm so sad and feel sick over this.
    intotheblue70 intotheblue70 41-45, F 26 Responses May 23

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    I have a Dingo and a lab.

    they are amazing. I can't go to sleep without them in the room.
    Andrew269 Andrew269 13-15, M 4 Responses Jun 4

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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 16 Responses Feb 24

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    JJjones0 JJjones0 18-21, F 70 Responses