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I Know Animals Have Feelings Too

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    "If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man." Mark Twain
    webalias3 webalias3 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    And They Do!! - I know that my dog, PeedeeDog does have feelings and he is sensitive towards my emotional or physical state. His facial features change, his ears droop, his eyes...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 12919 3 Responses Aug 24, 2008

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    Of Course They Do - I can't fathom how anyone could think otherwise.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 3, 2010

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    Of Course They Do - They are living creatures too,I know alot about animals because I am a proud owner of two beautiful cats,I have been observing thier behaviour and I have seen...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 29, 2012

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    A Tale of Two Kitties - Growing up, I had a cat named Spliff.  His nemesis was Oliver, the cat across the street.  Both of the cats were male, and incredibly large.  ...
    Ryuuzaki Ryuuzaki 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 23, 2009

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    Yes. - I know animals have feelings. Some people don't, apparently. These people can look into the eyes of a dog while they're beating it to death and feel nothing. 
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 9, 2008

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    Of Course - They can feel, sad, happy, anger, depressed, hepless, love. Please treat them with respect too. 
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 2, 2008

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    Animals Have Feelings To - ever yelled at your animal dog, cat,etc after the yelling or hurting to them they look at you differently and you can see in their eyes how they actually...
    BurningRose101 BurningRose101 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 28, 2013

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    How Can Anyone Think They Don't? - Animals have all the same emotions we do: love, pain, happiness, sadness, depression, loss, the whole gamut. Those that live close to humans...
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 3, 2010

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    Am Sori,lana.. - the last dog we had died of starvation and disease.i felt so guilty..it's just that no one seemed to mind much how often she ate or not;and by the time we realised...
    papolina papolina 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2009

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    What If We Could Ask Animals What Do They Want ? - If human beings could ask the Great Savana Elephant Matriarchs what do they think of us human beings as a species (after so many...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 3 Responses Jun 28, 2013

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    Feelings? - Okay, so sure some of you are thinking I'm crazy... but I'm not, I promise!  Just hear me out for a moment... I believe animals have feelings, I believe that...
    ChevyGirl ChevyGirl 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 22, 2008

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    Human Arrogance - It is extremely arrogant to believe that just because animals can't talk with us that their experience of life is less than ours. Animals have fears, so treating...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2013

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    Just Simpler - I think we are all made in a similar fashion and that their feelings are just a little less complex than ours.
    IamGone IamGone 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 9, 2010

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    Once (like 4 years ago) I was taking a walk outside and I spotted a little parrot! Two crows were looking at the poor bird. My mom caught the parrot and we brought it home. Then we...
    crazypeanut crazypeanut 13-15, F Mar 4

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    Animals Have Feelings Just Like Humans - Anyone who has had a pet knows that animals have feelings.  They are happy to see you and sad to see you go.  They are...
    swirlingmist swirlingmist 51-55, F 4 Responses May 30, 2009

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    Animals Mourn - Stronge evidence for the fact that animals have feelings can be found by looking at cases in which animals appear to be mourning the death of an offspring/mate...
    Barahime Barahime 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28, 2011

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    Turnip And Peanut: Sisters From Another Momma - This is, in a fairly hum-drum way, my account of how I know as fact that my animals have emotions. Meet the first of the family...
    MrCthulhu MrCthulhu 18-21, M Apr 21, 2012

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    The REAL LIFE Jungle Book - By: Jill ReillySource: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2337418/The-REAL-Mowgli-Incredible-images-little-girl-spent-years-life-growing...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 2 Responses Sep 13, 2013

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    It's Obvious - If you spend any amount of time with them. My cat had a fantastic sense of empathy. Whenever I was feeling down, she would always come around and be there and...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 1, 2008

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    Am Sori,lana.. - the last dog we had died of starvation and disease.i felt so guilty..it's just that no one seemed to mind much how often she ate or not;and by the time we realised...
    papolina papolina 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2009

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    They Have Emotions And Thoughts, Just Like Us - Have you ever seen a dog back away from an owner that's beaten him? Have you ever seen wolves nuzzle their mates? Have you seen the...
    NekoRose NekoRose 13-15, F 1 Response May 26, 2013

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    What About Pigs?? - Do you think pigs have emotions??  I spent a week on a friends farm that had pigs.  This one little pig was always in the back and getting pushed out...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 12919 8 Responses Aug 24, 2008

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    If You Don't Believe Me - just raise your voice to a dog who loves you. Than tell me animals don't have feelings.
    PointBlank PointBlank 51-55, M 5 Responses Mar 18, 2008

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    You Can Tell - My dog has a very expressive face. You can also tell how they are feeling by their body language and actions.When my dog is happy he will wag his tail, and raise his...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40 Mar 22, 2013

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    Indeed... - How can anyone decide they don't? Seriously?  
    Elwing Elwing 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 14, 2008

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    Hit a Cat - come ******* on people, its ******* insanity to think animals cant feel. Like we're so ******* blessed. You ever get mad at your animal? it ******* knows. it cries a...
    rpyromaniac rpyromaniac 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 1, 2008

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    Bonding With a Deer - Several nights ago a deer ran out in front of my car, close enough to startle me but never any real danger of a crash. It was that beautiful time of late...
    frito414 frito414 56-60, F 12 Responses Jun 26, 2009

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    I have feelings too! Like seriously, don't talk down on me because I don't have complete complete understanding of a foreign language!
    thesassiestamerican thesassiestamerican 13-15, M 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I hate when you do ALL that you possibly can for someone and all they do is take it for granted ! I've been here for you and always made an effort to since the beginning of the...
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    Ok here it goes..... I'm more than your slave, your baby, your sugar or your toy. I have feelings too. Sometimes I would like to meet someone who would just listen to me and be my...
    kimmerzwth kimmerzwth 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    You shattered my heart into tiny pieces, but yet I still have feelings for you... I don't get it.
    ayeitskenzie101 ayeitskenzie101 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I know it's over...I do. I know that whatever we had, that connection, is now gone. I know that it will never be like that again. I'm trying not to contact you for silly reasons...
    Arcavala Arcavala 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 2

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    I sometimes think that karma has come to bite me in the ***! Why? Maybe because i took feelings for granted but i always tried not to hurt anyone. Yet im left hurting now...
    essjay26 essjay26 26-30, F Apr 7

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    "You can love someone and not want to spend time with them" I love her so much, but I know she is better of without me, and I am without her.
    Amidala97 Amidala97 16-17, F Apr 7

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    As much as I try not to have it happens my ex-crush keeps appearing in my dreams. The latest one is weird because I was shaving his chin...I won't get that close to him again. Even...
    meleternal meleternal 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    He broke my heart the worst possible way yet here I am, still loving him with everything I have.
    Loveisupsetting Loveisupsetting 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I never thought I could love someone as much I loved him. He have me 6 months of happiness, we argued and fought. But he Actually loved me. He was my first, and I was his. We told...
    sewellerica07 sewellerica07 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I was with the same woman for 22 years we have three kids together and I am divorced as of last week she has had three affairs in our 21 year marriage I still love her I am deeply...
    ichael70 ichael70 41-45, M 4 Responses Mar 30

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    I have been in love with a guy for such a long time and we had an on and off relationship which was long distance. Every time we broke up it hurt me and he would constantly tell me...
    DomoNagron DomoNagron 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    35 years ago, I fell in love for the first time. I had no idea he wouldn't love me back. He was, for after all the least popular of the many boys who crushed on me at that time. He...
    syntheticrhyme syntheticrhyme 41-45, F Mar 31

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    I met my angel in 2012. Through dreams she told me that she is my angel and I love her so much. She is my best friend and we are very close. She saved me from the people I thought...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 18-21, F Apr 8

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    This guy is really really in love with me. He's super sweet and nice... But I am in love with someone else (Cliché but true). He's an awesome person and I just don't know how to...
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    I am in excruciating pain. Have been for 3 days now. Ibuprofen no longer works and I can feel the pain spreading to my other teeth. I have a broken molar and no ******* dental...
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    Do you ever have those days where you just ask yourself why does God put us down here to go through all of this suffering and heart break? Sometimes i think it would be easier just...
    loveatheart loveatheart 13-15, F Mar 20

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    i am feeling broken.. just can anybody help me out on concentrating on my life & not think what my ex is doing? i am always thinking what she is doing, she might be messging that...
    raoudupi raoudupi 26-30, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    You see, I fell in love with a girl.. We've been having on and off fights for 3 years since we've met. It's mostly because I'm selfish and all I ever cared for was myself. Now we...
    IzzyTheGreat IzzyTheGreat 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I wish i was heartless and cold
    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F Mar 31

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