I Couldn't Picture Life Without Pets

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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

    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
    1 Response Mar 13, 2014

    We have recently, adopted a beautiful little

    puppy , and yesterday she accidentally fell into the pool, my son managed to run out and grab her , she was blue I thought we would lose her , we rushed her to the vet around the corner , she's had a big night and so has everyone else in our family , including other dog , her...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 14, 2015

    Nor would I want to. There were times I've had

    to do without. My wife was afraid of dogs till we got us a Labrador mix. She learned how to train and the two of them were amazing. We were stringing up some electric fencing (neighbor had a bull that loved to try to jump over, fixed that!) one day. I was on the other side...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 21, 2015

    I grew up having pets!

    They are more like family to me. I have 3 cats and if I lost any of them I would be so devastated. I love my babies.
    VirgoBeauty VirgoBeauty
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Nov 15, 2015

    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

    I have always had pets in my life.

    .I have always had a bond with them...cats...dogs...a few birds...but always felt like birds should not be in a cage...they need to fly free.. right now I have my cats...and love them very much...hope to get a couple of dogs someday..
    cmlcats cmlcats
    51-55, F
    Nov 19, 2014

    I have grown up around dogs

    and cats and farm animals my whole life.I can't picture anything else.
    Shireene92 Shireene92
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 26, 2015

    I miss my white mouse's they are soft like

    cotton and looking very cute and behave very cute
    naughtyboy56446743 naughtyboy56446743
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 15, 2015

    Animal love is pure love.

    Unconditional and pure.
    Smoray100 Smoray100
    26-30, F
    Jul 3, 2014

    I have always loved animals,

    but pets are special beyond words or description. They SHARE! They actually become a part of us and it hurts so strongly when we loose them. I have property, and made a cemetery just for my cats and dogs. We talk and we both understand each other. My cat even OBEYS! Weird...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Sep 21, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 15, 2015

    I came in from college on Friday made a snack

    and put the kettle for a good old Yorkshire tea to see Ralph sat at the table like " give me my food peasant"
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 15, 2015
    yaotl1 yaotl1
    16-17, M
    1 Response Aug 26, 2015

    I have had some wonderful dogs

    who have meant as much to me as a human friend. Two of my dogs have passed and now I have one and dearly love him. Their passing is heartbreaking, but in order to have a wonderful pet and that special love they give so freely, you must endure their loss and the grief when the...
    Gingergw Gingergw
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Jan 7

    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, 2014

    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

    Life before rescuing my little monster was just

    so grey and sad. It's true, no matter what my dog will always be my bestfriend first, before any human lol Unconditional love at it's finest.
    rxplvrs rxplvrs
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 10, 2014

    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

    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

    Adorable Pomeranian Puppies For Adoption call

    me 202 688 7368 if interested thanks
    nyikob nyikob
    26-30, M
    Dec 17, 2014

    I had a cat named Vanessa.

    She died 6 months ago. It was horroble. My mom was letting the window open during a night amd she jumps and fells. and u know died. Vanessa was one of my best cats ever. She i got her,she always was standing with me. When I was sad (I got bad grades,I was bulled, have a terrible...
    mlplights mlplights
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Sep 5, 2015

    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...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee
    22-25, F
    Aug 3, 2014

    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

    I know this is off topic

    but I dont know where else to go. I am the owner of these 2 lovely cats. But I'm finding myself not being able to take care of them since my baby was born 6 months ago. My baby is a high needs baby, needs my attention all day and takes 30 minute naps, so little time for me. I...
    cathypaola cathypaola
    26-30, F
    Oct 29, 2015

    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, 2014

    Living in a university form is torture I miss

    my dog so much it is so hard not to try and get a small pet like a fish or something
    Canadianwithirish Canadianwithirish
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 14, 2014

    I have two fish tanks,

    and I don't know what I would do without them, its nice going into them in the morning, and seeing them all happy, and waiting for food
    joanneb30 joanneb30
    31-35, F
    Nov 15, 2015

    Because they're family.

    And you need family.
    bikegenius1 bikegenius1
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Sep 6, 2015

    "That's why ancient man

    when he discovered the need for pets turned to the animal kingdom." —Rose Nylund
    MissAnthony MissAnthony
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Feb 6, 2014

    guys i need your prayers

    for my bf's dog her name is lisa n she is a golden retriever she is not well from past two days doc is really trying hard but no improvement she has been with me for past five years and i have lots of happy memories!! today is the day when doc will decide to end a very precious...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 23, 2015

    true my birdies are life,

    even tho they don't let me touch them much :c
    bloodyzombie19 bloodyzombie19
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 14, 2015

    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

    Sonia, my blue front Amazon parrot,

    has been with me since 1988. I expect that she will be with me the rest of my life. I can't imagine being without her.
    Eugor Eugor
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Apr 4, 2015

    My pets are my family.

    They bring life into the house. They are the only reason why I might smile.
    Chelsea1973 Chelsea1973
    41-45, F
    1 Response Nov 14, 2015

    If I didn't have my Nova,

    I don't think I'd be sane.
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999
    16-17, M
    1 Response Nov 13, 2015

    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

    Is it true that people

    who go for pet don't have their own kids ? I feel if we have kids we don't feel like going for pets.. How true is that for all who own pets ?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 6, 2015

    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
    7 Responses Aug 3, 2014

    For about 14 years I didn't have a pet,

    but after getting a cat, I cannot imagine how I lived those 14 years!
    Harryp0tter Harryp0tter
    13-15, F
    1 Response Feb 17

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