Did you have a pet when you were growing up?

@TriciaW (2441)
United States
June 27, 2007 2:06am CST
I see so many kids without pets these days and I wonder why. When I grew up I had a black lab that followed me every where. My brother got him on the day they brought me home from the hospital because he got his 5th sister and had no brothers so the dog was the comfort I guess*L* I remember talking to that dog when life was hard as a child and cuddling up with him when I was scared. The comfort this dog brought me was so wonderful. How do kids without pets get that? Not saying that a parent is bad not giving a child a pet just wondering about it. I know we always had pets when I was young yet two of my sisters hate dogs and cats and wouldn't let their children have them. Moments with my pets are some of my favorite memories. So did you have a pet growing up and was it a comfort to you too?
4 responses
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
27 Jun 07
Oh yes, we always had pets, I couldnt imagine life without them,...I think a lot of people these days just simply do not have enough time, I think its cruel...I always spent time with my pets they were great listeners in tough times and they also teach you responsibilty.
• United States
27 Jun 07
i had all kinds of pets. chickens, billy goat, tropical fish, cats, dogs, parrots. even used to catch frogs and tadpoles LOL!
@langhua (501)
• China
27 Jun 07
when i was 10 years old ,i had a dog.
@Lecaro (1105)
• Romania
27 Jun 07
yes i had a pet in my childhood... i always had cats... i love them very much... i used to rescue them from the street! now i have an English Bulldog and a cat... is so funny when they are playing :P