When did you get your first pet?

@dafnie (382)
United States
July 12, 2007 4:09pm CST
I don't have a pet but I'd really like one! My little cousin is about 9 years old and he got is doggy when he was 8. Ever since then, I've been really impressed at how responsible he's become because he has to feed, walk and take care of the dog! When did you get ur first pet?
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
12 Jul 07
I had a pet when I was about a month old. My parents got a puppy a month after I was born. She was a 2 year old puppy. My brother was about 2 and a half years old. Sometime when I was very young we also got two cats. I think all children should have pets because I think it teaches them so many things that they don't learn otherwise. Especially if you don't have a younger sibling. Having a pet teaches you to care for another living being that depends on you. It teaches you responsibilty like you said. I never understood how people could live without a pet anyhow. I mean, even if you just get a fish! You still need to clean the bowl/tank and feed it.
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@dafnie (382)
• United States
14 Jul 07
yeah ur right it really does teach a lot! unfortunately i've had to grow without a pet, my mom's not really an animal person (but she grew up with a dog... yeah i know it makes no sense!). thanx 4 replying!
• China
13 Jul 07
when i was a little boy. i had a lot of pet. most of them were dogs. at the age of 5, i hava a good dog. it is not hava name. because i cann't give a name for it. that's my first pet. we are have a good time in my life. it's very good. it can do some work. yes , it's really . it very clever.when i took to it. it can know about it what i say.from that, i become to love dog.
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@dafnie (382)
• United States
14 Jul 07
i love dogs too! u must have a lot of fun pet stories since u grew up with a lot pets! thanx 4 writing!
@neilf49 (810)
12 Jul 07
My mum tells me we had a dog when I was a young, but I don't remember it. It was a long time after that that I had another, a dog, then tropical fish, a hamster and another dog. Circumstances changed so everything had to go. But things are better now, 14 years on and we now have another dog - a lovely border collie puppy.
@dafnie (382)
• United States
14 Jul 07
wow u had a lot of pets! that's so cool! thanx 4 replying!
@friendship (2085)
• Canada
13 Jul 07
Since I was 4 years old, I got my first pets (two cute dogs). They were puppies when I got them. I loved them very much. Yes, you're right. Having pets can make a kid be responsible.
• United States
12 Jul 07
I got my first pet from a drunk in front of our local walmart. It was a cat, that my mom named widdle. I already had a dog before that though, but he was there since birth so I never 'got' him.
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@Calais (10900)
• Australia
12 Jul 07
As far as I can remember I have always had pets all my life..We have always had pets in our household.
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