pets,do you consider them as your friends or tools to please you???

@leo1985 (164)
China
October 5, 2007 2:48am CST
My friends,I think some of you may have a pet.These pets surely bring you so much joy and accompany you when you are lonely.Many pet owners treat their furry friends as part of family.Sometimes they spice up their pets' lives with entertaining video and amusing toys. But in recent years,especially in big cities,hundreds of little pets are abandoned and become homeless when their hosts begin to dislike them. I want to ask: do you have a pet and do you consider as your friend or just the tool to please you?Thanks you~
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21 responses
• China
5 Oct 07
Of course it is my friend. My parents and I treat it as an important member of our family. When it was ill, all of us feel worry and sad. We called for the vet urgent. And cure it very carefully. When it was healthy again, we had made a celebration for it. We never abused it or treat it as a toy or tool. All my family love it.
@leo1985 (164)
• China
5 Oct 07
Your families must be very kind and warm-hearted.I have been touched by you and your pets experience. Good luck and thanks for your respond.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
5 Oct 07
I have always had a pet or two in my home.LOL Right now I have two very spoiled cats. I believe they should be part of family. My cats bring me alot of happieness. And they are so loving. Thats how I brought them up with alot of love.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
5 Oct 07
Hi Mooch! That was so sweet of you! And I remember that!
@leo1985 (164)
• China
5 Oct 07
Just love your baby cats please,no matter they are spoiled or love,they deserve all this.Just do what we human being should do and give them more attention and caring.Thanks for your respond.
@gigarange (1165)
• United States
7 Oct 07
Our pets are our babies in the house. we treat them as part of the family.I pity animals that are abandoned and are not well taken cared of. When we shop for our babies food and toys, we try to donate some for other pets.
@leo1985 (164)
• China
7 Oct 07
YOU are so kind that we all admire you very much.thanks for your kindness.
• Canada
7 Oct 07
Yes, I have always treated our pets as members of the family. My cats are my babies...and at Christmas I always bought the animals gifts too. Everyone would laugh at me, but I figured, why leave them out? It didn't seem right. I also believe when we adopt animals, they adopt us as well, in a sense, by welcoming us into their animal family. We become a part of their world and they become a part of ours. We really do become like a family, or a pack or pride. I think humans and animals are definitely capable of bonding this way.
@leo1985 (164)
• China
7 Oct 07
Love is mutual.While we give our love to the pets,we receive more.They are not accessory to us,they are friends and even families to us.Thanks for your respond,my friend.
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
6 Oct 07
yes i have a really cool cat and he is part of the family.he is our new best friend.they should be treated just like us with all the love and affection too.
@leo1985 (164)
• China
6 Oct 07
I really agree with your opinion.give more attention and care to you new friend please and he will surely give you more.thank for your respond.
• China
6 Oct 07
Hello,friend I have pets when I am in my middle school,however,the day when my family moved from my old house and we settlele down in a big block ,and don't have our own gardens ,so my we must gave my little dog to my grandma who has garden in front of their house. Then day when my little day was took from my family ,all my family members feel somewhat lose ,b/c we regard him as one of my family members not only a dog. We will go to see him wehen I am in my vactaion of course my brother my father and mother.what makes all of us reallly pleased is that the dog grows much bigger and stronger in my grandma's house.my grandma love him very much more than us and treat him as her son.. what I can't bear is that nowadays there is still someone to treat pet only as a tools of pleasure.they all have feelings .How can they do this!
@leo1985 (164)
• China
6 Oct 07
you must like your pets very much.Every time your pets see you ,he must be very happy.So keep him in your bottom of your heart and do more things to care him,play with him.wish your pets good luck,and thanks for your respond.
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@brendakaya (2335)
• United States
6 Oct 07
I love all my pets, very much, and I hate it, that people get and abandon their pets. If you get a pet, you should have it for life. I think they need to put these people in jail. I am worried about what's going to happen to mine, when I die. I'm going to have to address it in my will.
@leo1985 (164)
• China
6 Oct 07
Oh,yes.Those people should be comdemned in public.All creatures should be treated equally ,Thank you for your respond!
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• United States
6 Oct 07
My cats are my friends, but they have minds of their own, and they have the tendency of being very entertaining. My cats will do things that are just too funny not to laugh at.
@leo1985 (164)
• China
6 Oct 07
^_^,so when you in sorrow,you can talk to your friend that you can feel better.love your friends more and you will get more fun.
@chargoans (940)
• United States
6 Oct 07
I have had numerous pets during my lifetime, and they always seem to be acquired to serve a purpose, then make their way into your heart as a family member. For example, my friend got a dog for security issues, something that would alert her as to when someone was outside her home. Her "watchdog" not only let her know when there was someone in the yard, he would literally beat his head up against the door as if to knock and introduce them. She found this behavior cute and began allowing him entry into the home when the weather was bad. It surely progressed into Duke becoming an indoor pet as opposed to a watchdog. I acquired a cat once, for the sole purpose of taking care of mice at the barn. I took care of it, but tried to keep myself "distant" so I wouldn't get attached and break down and allow the cat into the house. Well she took upon herself to sneak into the home to have her kittens! Needless to say, the mouse problem was remedied and after giving away the majority of her litter, she "moved in" with us. Now I have a black cat who adopted my family. He was considered a stray, but seemed to like my teenaged daughter for some reason. She never really would show him the time of day, but he so dotes on her! His whole day is about waking her up for school and eagerly awaiting her return home from school. Occasionally, he will allow me the honor to scratch him!
@leo1985 (164)
• China
6 Oct 07
You and your families are so great!I have been moved by your story.It's fortunate for your pets to have so kind and warm-hearted host.I really esteem you.Thanks for your kindly care to your pets and look forward to hear from you again.
@Ciniful (1589)
• Canada
6 Oct 07
Neither. My pets are part of my family.
@leo1985 (164)
• China
6 Oct 07
hehe,so love your family and give them more attention please.
@babykay (2133)
• Ireland
5 Oct 07
I have a few pet cats and they are more than my friends, they are my family (in some cases better than family but that is another story and I am not entirely serious when I say this before anyone gets their knickers in a twist...) I detest and abhor anyone who abandons animals. I hate people who are wantonly cruel to them. Animals are just like people in a lot of ways, they want to raise their young, show and be shown love and affection and just be left alone to behave the way God created them.
@leo1985 (164)
• China
6 Oct 07
The people who abuse pets or abondan them should consider as criminal.hehe,Pets is a living creature "who" has the right to love and be loved,to show their motion,laugh or cry... thank for your respond.
@bhawnam (1436)
• India
5 Oct 07
Pets bring a lot of joy to one's life with their unconditional love and their cute and lovable actions. They make a special place in our life and become more like family than just pets or friends... when my pet is ill i sit by his side as i would if anyone in the family would be ill... whenever i eat anything it share with him, i play with him and we even sleep in the same room. and this love and care is not unidirectional.. he also treats us as family. he is very proud of his parents and sisters.. one of which is me.. :)
@leo1985 (164)
• China
5 Oct 07
I'm really touched by your warm-hearted treatment to your pet families.Everyday you live in the same space and give each other so much love.They play a pole as your family.wish you and your pets good luck and enjoy everyday's happyness.
• Philippines
5 Oct 07
We have 2 cats, 3 dogs, and 5 birds. We consider them as part of our family. We even talk to them as if they are humans. I feel glad to see my pets especially when I see their happy and cute faces. I really feed sad to those abandoned pets. If I could only take care all of them but I'm not that rich to do that. And I also feel sad to those pets who are abused by their owners. They are only animals and they should be loved. LIke my pets, they are all kind to me. I feel like my problems are relieved whenever I see them. I always carry and hug my cats and dogs. I always stare at my birds because they are so cute to look at.
@leo1985 (164)
• China
5 Oct 07
You have so many lovely pet friend and I really admire you .with them you must be very happy.that's so funny,don't they fight with each other sometimes,hehe.YOU like a general and they are your solders,LOL.Thank you so much for your respond.
• China
5 Oct 07
Once upon a time ,when i was young,we have a black dog .She is leyal and friendly and have gave me great pleasure,I consider she as my good friend just because she trust and depend on us and she dose really know what we want she to be.
@leo1985 (164)
• China
5 Oct 07
THE dog give you so much unforgettable memory,OK? Keep she in your bottom of your heart and good luck!
• Australia
5 Oct 07
Hi, I have dogs as my pets where I live now but over my life I have had many types of pets, some of them I had as enjoyment only but as far as I am concerned if you take on a pet for what ever purpose you are cmmitted to look after that pet for the rest of its life. I have been told many a time that I would noy be me without my animals. My dogs are my best mates, I sometimes prefer their company to humans. Ifind they are good listeners and never give you any backchat and their love is unconditional. SO PLEASE LOOK AFTER YOUR PETS AS THEY HAVE FEELINGS TOO.
@leo1985 (164)
• China
5 Oct 07
Every creatures are equal,and without our pets,our lives will be boring ,I think.We should thank them for giving us so much joy.thanks for your respond!
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
5 Oct 07
I have 6 pets....2 dogs and 4 cats but I can honestly say that none of them are neither friends nor tools for me...they are part of the family..
@leo1985 (164)
• China
5 Oct 07
They are your families,so you love them so much that you can share your motion with them .that's fine. thank for your respond!
@angemac23 (2005)
• Canada
5 Oct 07
I definitely consider a pet as a friend.
@leo1985 (164)
• China
5 Oct 07
Yes,they are surely our friends,we should take good care of them.
• Philippines
5 Oct 07
yeah i have a pet dog called kokey...his a chihuahua breed..and he is cute like the owner.hehe
@leo1985 (164)
• China
5 Oct 07
I also have a little dog ,her name is doudou(a chinese name).Her has been my familily member for 9 years.Everytime I came back home from my college ,she will give me a warm welcome just hearing my steps.I like her so much!
• Philippines
5 Oct 07
well, we have 2 old dogs but i don't consider them as my friend nor just a tool to please me. For me they're just an ordinary house dog. Well they don't have breed or so but i really do like them because i feel secure when they're around.
@leo1985 (164)
• China
5 Oct 07
oh,these 2 old dogs must the guard of your home!every creatures should be tread equally,because without them,we become not alone but lonely. thank you !
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
5 Oct 07
I believe a pet should be part of the family, I have always had a cat and my cat is like my baby, I love them and treat them like I would if they were my baby, they deserve that all animals should be loved...
@leo1985 (164)
• China
5 Oct 07
Your cat is your families,ok?I always see somebody they call their pets "my son or my daugher" That's interesting and warm.Thanks for your respond~