+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 9 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 85
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    10,802
    Thanks
    1,338
    Thanked
    335
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts

    Default What do you think of people without pets?

    What do you think about people that have no pets?

    I've always had a pet or a dozen..... always thought from a very young age that people without pets were, well, weird

    Obviously logic says that there could be a very good reason that they do not have pets - maybe they live in an apartment, or maybe they have allergies....... but I have to say my initial thoughts were always - weirdos!

    Now for the first time in my life I find myself without a pet and it feels so strange. Wrong. I am not liking this feeling.

    My head says that I should hold out as long as I possibly can on getting a pet as I've got three young children don't really WANT the responsibility of a pet!
    (I'm not really into fish and birds! )
    However my heart says...... "Hey! You weirdo with no pet! You're a freak!"

    Am so torn, and also embarrassed at myself for always regarding people with no pets as weirdos

    If you are a pet person, do you think other people without pets who have no obvious reason to not have one are a bit weird?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    10,647
    Thanks
    300
    Thanked
    1,609
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Not weird, but I do think they are missing out a bit.

    Although recently I've been kind of wistfully thinking about how nice it would be to be pet-free for a while, just to have a leeetle less responsibility and dependence in my life!

    But I couldn't do it. No way. I've NEVER not had at least one animal companion.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to BabelFish For This Useful Post:

    Shanaynay  (01-04-2011)

  4. #3
    London's Avatar
    London is offline “I think we're losing our sense of humor instead of being able to relax and laugh at ourselves" - Betty White
    Winner 2012 - BubHubber you'd like to meet IRL
    Winner 2012 - Best Avatar

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    11,392
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    4,937
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    I think anyone without a pet needs to get one...asap! Lol
    I cant imagine not having at least one pet in my life.
    Last edited by London; 01-04-2011 at 22:41.

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    8,794
    Thanks
    3,395
    Thanked
    3,081
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Not sure really

    Even when I have no pets myself I petsit so constantly have some animals here but not sure I think about other people without pets at all lol

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    3,619
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked
    767
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I have always had pets. But not anymore

    We are on an acre with no proper fencing so no dogs. And my cat got attacked by a fox a few months ago and I can't bear yet to get another.
    And I don't think it's fair to keep a n inside animal when we have such a beautiful property.
    We do get koalas, lizards, echidnas and a wide variety of birds to enjoy though.

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    2,634
    Thanks
    1,063
    Thanked
    348
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I dont have a pet living at my place since I have a unit that doesnt allow pets. I do own a dog but it lives at my mums farm. I want a border collie!

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    7,107
    Thanks
    489
    Thanked
    615
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    i have a beautiful doggy, but my child. he is scared of everything and scared of her, no matter what we try, it's tough and dare i say we would be a more relaxed household being pet free. but its a tough situation, and personally i try to spend as much time with her as i can but i know its not enough.

    i usually think pet free people are people who have too much responsibility as it is.

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    2,395
    Thanks
    5,361
    Thanked
    892
    Reviews
    11
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I feel sad for kids who don't have pets (and want them) but ATM I'd be *more* than happy to be completely pet free we have cats, but they're my house,ages, not mine.


    I'm not weird, I simply enjoy being responsible for me, and only me, ATM. Why would I want to put more on my plate now? I'm happy being pet free

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    262
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    43
    Reviews
    0
    I can't really afford another mouth to feed and really couldn't handle the responsibility right now. I've had pets growing up and right now I really like not having one. When my kids are older I might reconsider.

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    5,027
    Thanks
    1,447
    Thanked
    499
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I have always had a pet growing up but we don't have one now. I just don't have the time or the inclination for the responsibility of owning a pet. I can't even be bothered getting fish because it means adding another chore to my list when I have to clean the fish tank.

    Because I feel like this, I think that many others feel the same way so I don't think that they are weird.


 

Similar Threads

  1. People Need to take better care of their Pets!!!
    By BarefootedMumma in forum General Chat
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 03-07-2012, 11:27
  2. Your Pets
    By Love Britt in forum General Chat
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 16-05-2012, 10:41
  3. Zhu Zhu Pets
    By MissPoss in forum General Chat
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 18-04-2012, 03:09

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
The Fix Program Sydney CBD and BroadwayPregnancy and women's health physio, pregnancy and new mum Pilates classes taught by our physios for you and bub. ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Sister for Lachlan & ElizaChoosing Baby Names
School report cards - how do you handle themGeneral Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
Is the name too popular?Choosing Baby Names
Stretch and sweep.Birth & Labour Questions
Toddler parenting books/ideasToddlers (1 year olds)
❤Joyous June/July TTC!❤Conception & Fertility General Chat
IVF Babies due Sep/Oct/Nov 2017 #2pregnancy and babies through IVF
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›