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I Couldn't Picture Life Without Pets

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    I Can't Imagine a Life Wthout Pets

    All my life we have had pets.They have been there for me through the good and the bad. Shared secrets that no one else knows.They have always been my anchor. Recently I learned of someone who's pup was brutally murdered. You can go to www.care2.com and read their story and while...
    betchaboots betchaboots 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 2, 2009

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    Hurrican Irene

    The hurricane isheading straight fornus, Boston. My world revolves around my two beagles, Brittany and Baylee. My girls are 14 and 12 years old. I plan to ride out the hurricane at my moms house. I live on the fifth floor, and have a very bad leg. The risk of losing power is...
    Amala82962 Amala82962 46-50, F Aug 26, 2011

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    I Really Can't

    All my life I've had pets, mice, fish, cats, dogsI don't see how people don't like animals,They are loyal, Cute, Loving etcI couldn't see how someone would hurt themor Dislike them.
    notgonnabebroken notgonnabebroken 13-15, F May 12, 2012

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    Gotta Have Critters!

    I've had pets from as far back as I can remember. The dogs & cats were like family members (with a few rare exceptions).  Besides the dogs & cats I've had chickens, geese, pigeons, doves, lovebirds, fish,  frogs, snakes, salamanders, a tarantula, Hamsters...
    zillaron zillaron 51-55, M 6 Responses Jun 13, 2009

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    When Things Go To Hell, My Pets Remain.

    Everything can turn on a dime in an instant, but it's my pets who can make a difficult day better. No matter what, my pets would never dream of turning on me. They will not hurt me, they will never take me for granted. In their eyes, I am that perfect gem. They don't care if...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 23, 2011

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    My Favorite Creature And My Least Favorite

    About a week ago, I was walking my favorite creature. My favorite creature is about 3 years old, and weighs about 75 pounds. She stmds about 18 inches tall, has red brownish fur and sometimes says, "woof". I walk her everyday at least once and sometimes 3 times. About a week ago...
    gingershuman gingershuman 36-40, M Aug 28, 2012

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    My Little Breann

    I have many many wonderful memories of my beautiful cocker spaniel Breann. One day she was out playing in the yard, and she came into the house limping.  I took her to the vet and she managed to split her nail.  The vet fixed her up and we came home. A few hours later, Breann...
    katacus katacus 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 9, 2011

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    Well You May Have Too That Is Some Organizations Goal

    PETA's Dirty Secret Hypocrisy is the mother of all credibility problems, and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has it in spades. While loudly complaining about the "unethical" treatment of animals by restaurant owners, grocers, farmers, scientists, anglers, and...
    doggiegeneticdisorders doggiegeneticdisorders 51-55 Jan 30, 2011

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    I Tried It

    I didn't like it. I like having somebody here to be happy to see me when I come through the door.
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F Nov 3, 2012

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    We are far from being

    not only a perfect family, but even a stable one. My brothers have often stolen from my mum and I and one of them is into drugs, the other one is in a gang. One time my youngest brother stole my camera and a bunch of cash I had in my drawer. I found out later he used the money...
    princeofglow princeofglow 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    i love my pet is my baby sophie she is every

    thing although she is small she is so sweet
    tgrakes tgrakes 26-30, F Aug 13

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    Just Lost My Beautiful Jewel

    Since I never had pets growing up, and I always wanted them.  As soon as I could I got my first pet, and was really surprised how deep you do fall in love with them, and the joy they bring to your life.  I have 2 dogs now, I just lost my 3rd dog Jewel she was a...
    DenineGlAo DenineGlAo 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 22, 2009

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    My pets mean the world to me.

    For me, they make life worth living. I've grown up with pets and I think it's a wonderful experience, because when ever I was sad, alone, or scared, they were always there for me. When I was in the first grade, my parents bought a golden retriever and we named him Cash. He's...
    slytherinseeker98 slytherinseeker98 16-17, F Jan 2

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    An Idea I Have...

    I was thinking of making a diary on here about my pets but I'm not sure how to go about it lol. I always have funny and often hilarious experiences with my pets and I want people to read them if they are feeling sad/depressed like me. I've always wanted to do something like this...
    torchwoodfan torchwoodfan 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 4, 2012

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    I Would Prefer To Miss Meals Than Our Pets

    All in all we have seven dogs including three puppies and we have four adult cats and three kittens. They are already a part of our lives as a couple for over eight years. We received lots of criticism regarding this hobby of ours. In fact even all of my in-laws are against on...
    thewriter071612 thewriter071612 46-50, M Jul 18, 2012

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    My Pack

    I've always had a special affinity to dogs.  My first dog was in my family before I was born and was half wolf/husky...he lived until 19 years old.  He was able to sense my feelings...whether lonely...sick or just wanting to be near him...he was always there and...
    musicalchairs musicalchairs 41-45 2 Responses Jul 27, 2009

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    About My Dog....

    I have a dog that is a lot of fun. He is a boy dog, really shy, but friendly. He is kind hearted I believe. He plays a lot. He wouldn't play much at first and then later on, he played more often. He is a Jack Russel Terrier dog. A small dog. He watches us a lot when we are in the...
    Christian02 Christian02 18-21, F Nov 29, 2012

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    Our Little Peenut Singing.

    You have to see this. The first time I seen it I thought it was totally awesome. It only took my husband 2 days to teach him this.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZGDQqq4YAM
    Tara277 Tara277 26-30, F Oct 17, 2013

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    Said Goodbye But Ready For Puppy?

    I just put down my 14-year-old dog, Minster. I'd had him since he was 10 weeks old and he truly was my baby. I'm struggling with how long to wait before getting another puppy. My husband has never had a puppy and adopted my dog when we got married so he is anxious to have one to...
    audreystrong audreystrong 41-45 Apr 17, 2012

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    To be honest I grew up having pets

    so I don't exactly know what life is like without pets... But I know i will always have a pet/pets all my life - especially dogs! I love the bond and attachment you get with pets especially dogs! I like teaching the tricks, taking them for a walk, playing with them and be with...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Aug 3

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    I Can't Live With Out My Babies

      I can not live with out the animals that I have. They mean the world to me. I would be lost with out them. They are my babies. I love all of them. I know that may sound weird. But they are my babies. I have always thought that about them. I think that I always will think that...
    acjf acjf 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 28, 2011

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    Nothing Much Matters To Me But My Cats Health

    i HAVE 4 CATS WHO MEAN A GREAT DEAL TO ME... I have noticed that since I SHOWED HER PHOTO  on Facebook ... I am shocked at the sudden decline in my oldest cats health... in the last few months her mobility has declined she is about 17 now ... and I worry about her health a lot...
    IceEntice IceEntice 36-40, F Oct 13, 2012

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    i have only one bird now.

    most of the time he's quiet and lonely. i love putting him in front of the mirror at night. it's fun looking at him staring at himself in the mirror then making loud noises. it's sad and funny to look at.
    nonsensee nonsensee 18-21, M Jul 28

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    Maggie & Jenny

    All my life since I was about 10 years old I owned a dog...dogs have been my best friends...I am always in the bush they are my protectors..Jenny watches out for bears and cougars while Maggie walks beside me and will growl if trouble is around the next rock outcropping....I hope...
    hermitinthewoods hermitinthewoods 46-50, M Sep 23, 2011

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    I hate calling animals "Pets" I think of them

    as companions. I never really had a legit pet. I had a goldfish but it was boring and lame and it died very soon. I always wanted a dog. I love dogs. Ever since I've moved here I felt very lonely because I didnt live around other people my age. So I constantly asked for a dog. I...
    thinsomnia thinsomnia 16-17, F Jun 11

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    I Believe They Give Meaning To Peoples Lives

    a dog or cat a budgie or whatever gives meaning to old people or sick or young peoples lives... they make a family a real home as well. its so cute seeing these cute dogs or cats at the shelter saying ""give me a home this xmas" !!!
    IceEntice IceEntice 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2012

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    Animal love is pure love.

    Unconditional and pure.
    Smoray100 Smoray100 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    My Little Hamster

            I have a one yearold saber teddy bear hamster named Bobby. I had him every since he was a baby. He is so cute, and I spoil him. He always has two bowls of food, and I let him watch T.V. He's favorite shows are Family Guy, and South...
    joon joon 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2008

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    I Grew Up On A Farm And Pets Were Part Of My Life Then.

    We had cats on the farm to earn their keep.. actually to keep rats and mice down and most cats are not up to the task only a few that are born are natural mousers and ratters. But we had one persian Calico cat for a house pet and she got her hind leg cut off by a hay mower one...
    OkCountryBoy OkCountryBoy 66-70, M 2 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F Mar 7

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    I Love Just The Way They Are

    Since childhood, pets especially dogs are my best buds. Just like human, they do have unique qualities and "cute attitude" that will keep you smile. I have 2 shihtzu, a poodle and a mixed breed. My female shihtzu was my birthday gift from my boyfriend. She was my first pure breed...
    pantomine pantomine 22-25 3 Responses Jun 14, 2010

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    Eveeyone Needs A Home

    I have always had a passionate love for animals of every variety. As a human I believe it is our responsibility to care for all of creation. I also believe that we can find great pleasure & love in the care of a pet. It is also a great way to introduce children to being...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 1, 2010

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    Libby Foo-foo

    April 15th, 2008 was the very worst day of my life. My beloved Breann past away. She had a kidney problem and there wasn't anything I could do. From April until August of that year I have nearly no memories at all. It was the darkest time of my life. A girlfriend that I was...
    katacus katacus 46-50, M Apr 20, 2013

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    I'm obsessed with my dogs.

    I have a chihuahua mix and a Great Pyrenees pup, and I adore them. I grew up with a Maltese and a standard poodle along with a parrot. In college, my ex and I had 3 female rats. My idea of a guaranteed good time involves petting lots of fur babies. I hope one day to have a...
    lilyjeanne lilyjeanne 26-30, F Dec 24, 2013

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    "That's why ancient man

    when he discovered the need for pets turned to the animal kingdom." —Rose Nylund
    MissAnthony MissAnthony 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    Life Without Pets?! Are You Kidding?

    I can't picture life without the love and affection of the furry, four-legged members of my family.  When I am upset, they know, and do their feline best to comfort me.  They love me, they want to be with me, they become upset when I'm gone longer than they expect, they meet me...
    julier1776 julier1776 51-55 3 Responses Jun 26, 2011

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    My Pets Saved My Life

    I would have committed suicide if it wasn't for my pets. All my life for as long as I can remember I have been bullied and put down by my dad and my peers at school. The worst was my dad as he would call me fat, lazy, slob, useless, clueless, ungrateful, and anything else you can...
    mrsdolittle mrsdolittle 26-30, F Jul 15, 2012

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    They Make My Life Better

    I have pets. I also have a gaping hole where my stillborn baby girl should be. It can't ever be filled. But I know I can play with my dog or ride or whatever...and I can have a bit of a cry and they couldn't care less, they don't ask awkward questions, they just want a game. For...
    lovingmylosses lovingmylosses 31-35, F Apr 20, 2013

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    Best Friend

    It doesn't matter what I face in life, as long as I have my dog. Mans best friend. What a faithful companion that you know will be there with you.I believe they feel everything you feel, good or bad. I'm thankful for the joy I recieve from them. How looking in their trusting...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 4, 2012

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    My Best Friend

    My dog is my best friend, as corny as it sounds.  I have human friends I'm close with, but none of them compare to her.  She's always there for me and sleeps next to me every night.  If I'm away from her for even one whole night, I get really sad. ...
    heavensloss heavensloss 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2008

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    Warren Arthur Wilson

    warren arthur wilson just checking to see if it works
    waw16 waw16 51-55 Mar 25, 2013

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    My Maltipoo

    I have a maltipoo whis is a cross between a Malteese and a Poodle. When he has to go to the vet and stay overnight I miss him a lot. Even when I go on trips I can't stop thinking about him. Whenever I watch movies with dogs in them I have to hold him. I can NOT live without my...
    FuzzySocks16 FuzzySocks16 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23, 2012

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    Family

    I never really understood pets and the relationship with people until we got some. In fact, two dogs, two cats and a horse. The cats and dogs are always around for comfort and laughs. When we go for a walk, the four of them join in. The neighbors refer to us as the walking...
    Clearthoughts Clearthoughts 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 24, 2012

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    My Fur-babies...

    I cannot imagine, nor do I want to, getting up just one day and not having my fur-babies here. The love, the bond, the company...If we humans could ever love so completely and without restraint, think of what a beautiful life that would be. I have to work on not mourning them...
    IpheliaPayne IpheliaPayne 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    My Sugar Bottoms!

    if i didnt have my pets .....   who would keep me warm at nite?  who would eat my left overs?   who would lay with me when im sick?    who would meow or bark when im at the fridge?     who would be excited when i came home?  ...
    noodlehead noodlehead 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 22, 2008

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    Nature Made Beasts, Plants And Other Things...

    ...and caring for a beast, pot plant or even your own pet-rock, you keep contact to mother nature. The moment you lose that ever thinner thread of primal urge and caring for such things, you lose your own connection to nature, and are bound to become a damn borg...even if you don...
    Vukodlak Vukodlak 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 23, 2012

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    Everyone Should Have A Pet

    Let me explain my point, pets are something grand, they, in themselves, are a learning experience. That's actually the main reason why I think every household with children should have, at least, one pet, because they are great experience to have (this does not include if you don...
    Chasing4flowers Chasing4flowers 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 20, 2012

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    Worth Twice Their Weight In Gold

    My dogs are special to me in ways only other dog owners who cherish them as part of the family can understand. Rio is a clown he thinks the whole world wants to play with him and pet his lovely fur. He has the ablity to cuddle and clown and make almost anyone smile. He has a...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F Apr 20, 2013

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    Pets Over Family?

    Since I was a kid, I've always wanted to have a lot of pets but I never really could. My childhood was filled with my mom leaving every night (however I did live with my grandma) but id cry for my mom to stay every night. Now that im older, Im very passionate for my animals. A...
    ari123gran ari123gran 18-21, F May 31, 2013

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    My Dog, Golden

    When I was young, I would always pray God for a pet. I'd pray every night. I'd ask my parents for a dog all the time. On the month of July, I finally got my first pet. His birthday is June 20, 2008. I was the happiest girl in the whole wide world. His name was Golden because of...
    xFluffyPanda xFluffyPanda 16-17, F Sep 23, 2012

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    My Puppy Spots

    i got spots since it was one month old and had him since and because my family's never had time for me and i had to deal with many things on my own. Since i was ten years old many of my teachers and adults that know my mom have told me and my mom that i'm very mature at my age...
    Syaa Syaa 18-21, F Oct 29, 2011

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    nothing better if uv had a bad day

    than getting home and being welcomed by a pet that loves you
    lilnatalie lilnatalie 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 13

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