I have 2 cats, a bird, a dog and a fish!
I love animals but I don't think anything of people who don't have them. They are hard work and I love them so much! But if anything ever happened to my pets I don't think I'd get more.
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23-03-2012 06:27 #51
23-03-2012 07:22 #52
I think people who don't like pets are odd. People who don't have them for time/space constraints I can understand. I think every child deserves to have a pet, they are great company and can teach a child a lot. I have a dog, two cats and a bunch of fish, and have always had pets.
23-03-2012 07:40 #53
My DH and I used to have a dog but we chose to give her away due to the fact that we are never home and so she was alone all day until about 6pm. She's a very needy dog who needs constant affection and needs to be petted all of the time and it was driving us crazy and I'm sure she couldn't have been too happy with the situation either. I felt super bad for her because she was alone all day and so we gave her to my MIL. Now they're both stoked to have each other and they go absolutely everywhere together.
So no, we are not weirdos or freaks, in fact I believe we are selfless and loving for having given her to someone who could give her all the attention she needed
23-03-2012 07:41 #54
I feel sorry for children who grow up without pets. I have two lots of friends whose children are petrified of our very gentle but friendly dogs. One lot even freaks out over the cat. Ridiculous. I always have to lock them away in the laundry. My dd calls our pets her brothers and sister and has regularly played role playing games with them. People without pets are missing out.
23-03-2012 07:53 #55-
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We had 2 cats, 8 fish and a mouse. The cats died recently, aged 14 and 15, (DD had known them all her life)3 of the fish have died and yesterday our lovely mouse died aged 4.
It has been a hard lesson for DD to learn. Her grandfather and aunt died last year, she has had to deal with so much in such a short space of time.
I will not be getting anymore pets until she is older.
People say 'oh but its a good life lesson for them'.....why?? Why is it good for her to feel the hurt and pain of a loved one, pet or human, die at such a young age? Wouldnt it be lovely if they didnt have to deal with that until they are adults and could hopefully understand and cope a bit better?
23-03-2012 08:00 #56
We have had a few animals over time but i didnt have the time for them in the end. One now lives very happily with my nana.
We are getting 1 fish soon. Its about all the time i have currently. Eventually i am thinking of fostering cats as they arent as needy as dogs even though i would love a dog but its not fair on a dog to be locked upstairs all day while i work.
I dont generally think anything of people without pets. Everyone is different and an animal may not fit into their life atm. Doesnt mean they havent had one or they will never have one.
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23-03-2012 08:03 #57
I think it's odd people think it's odd meh some people just don't like pets, it's not a biggie. We have 2 dogs, infact we just got a puppy. The kids love her.
23-03-2012 08:22 #58
i think people who have pets and treat them like they would a child odd.
23-03-2012 08:25 #59
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