Peole treating their pets better than their children.

June 25, 2008 2:47pm CST
Hello everyone, My neighbour was discussing a couple with two children who lives a few blocks away,that they treat their dogs better than their children, I don't know as I have never seen the couple, but I don't have any children I only have two cats and I do gave them all my love to them, maybe more than my husband. What do you think? Please share. Tamarafireheart.
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@littleowl (7157)
25 Jun 08
Hi Tamara-my two children have now grown up and my daughter lives not far from me with my grandson and my son still lives with me but we live our lives apart from one another-I have 2 dogs who are my life and \i love them to bits as my son says I treat them like children my reply is 'at least they know what I'm saying and never answer back' pets love is unconditional they are so loyal and only ask to be loved watered and fed and in the case of dogs walked-they dont demand anything from you so in answer to your question-YES I do think it is sometimes easier to give your furry pets more love than your children depending on the child's age-your friend littleowl
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25 Jun 08
Hello Littleowl How nice to hear from you, yes I do agree with you on that, when your children are grown up and living their own life, but the neighbour is just jelous, I think and nothing better to talk about. I love cats more than my husband so there, can you blame me. Love and Bless. Tamarafireheart.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
20 May 09
I totally agree that pets are man's best friend and will always be. Children will grow up and they will have their own lives to lead. But I will never treat my pets better than my children. Perhaps I will give the kind of attention to my pet that a pet deserves, and then focus on my love and devotion to the developing of my children should I have one or more someday. I think that pets are like best friends definitely and they are normally there even when we are sad. They are loyal companions to us, irregardless whether we love them much or not. I think I shall reserve an extra 70% love to pets and the full 100% to my future children. So I shall need lots of love, ha.
20 May 09
Hi Zed_k4, I have two cats and no children so all my love goes to my cats but i do think the in all families, the children do comes first but like you say the kids grows up and all leaves home so you are left with your best friend, your dog, animals are great friends. Thanks for your coments. Tamara
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
20 May 09
My pleasure, tamara. In that case, if I were you, I would definitely pamper the pets like they are my own. I love animals too and they are sometimes better companions than humans.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
19 May 09
I have 2 dogs and one cat and I treat them well. My daughter is independent now, but she was and is always the most important in my life. My love for dogs and cats is totally different....but I love them very much...
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19 May 09
hi polachicago, i ahve two cats and i reaaly adore them as I don't have any children, I hve not seen these people as my neighbour keeps talking about so I just think that she is making it up for some reason, there are different kinds of love one for the children and one for your pets so they all get equel love. Thanks for your coments. Tamara
• United States
13 May 09
For the longest time, my cats were my children. That was ages before my daughter was born. When she was born, I shifted that love onto her to ensure that she thrived. No, I don't think it's right to treat ones' pets better than one's own children. Then again, both pets and children are living creatures and deserve respect and love.
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14 May 09
Hi beautyqueen26, I really think that my neighbour was making it all up as I have not seen these people at all but I don't think anyone would do that, I have two cats and no children and pamper my cats, hey! I've just had a thought, could she be hinting at me? but I don't have any cats and she is not a cat person. I do treat my cats better then my hubby hehehe. Thanks for responding. Tamara
• United States
11 May 09
That sounds pretty crazy if you ask me! I have had pets but never treated them better than my kids. Now I will say I have treated my pet like one of my kids! I have even bought my pet Christmas present and such! My Cat passed a way last year and I miss him a great deal. I have not gotten a new pet yet! I am thinking about a small dog though. Happy mylotting!
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12 May 09
Hi sxrxnrr, I think my neoghbour was just making things up as she just wnat something to talk about as I have never seen this couple with kids and dogs, but I have no children and have two cats and I do spoil them and treat them better then my hubby, lol! thanks for your lovely coments.hugs. Tamara
@Carolyn63 (1403)
• United States
11 May 09
Hi Sweetie, found ya, it's LLA. I don't have any children. I do have 7 dogs and 6 cats. They are definately spoiled. I spend more on them that I do my husband and I each week on groceries and treats. Jasmine, our rottie, stays at the shop. She spends her days inside the office with me. She has a nice pillow to lay on and many of our customers love her. Some will walk right past my husband and I to check on her before seeking one of us for their auto repair needs, lol. She thinks everyone is here to see her and doesn't like it when someone new comes in and I close the office door to keep her from visiting. Several friends said they would like to come back as her if they got another life. They know they will be loved and petted and well fed. Blessings, Carolyn (LLA)
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12 May 09
Hi LLA, Nice to have you as my friend here too, my neighbour was telling me but I just think she was making it all up as I have never seen these people, but yes I trat my cats better than my hubby as I don't have any children either and my Tom and Baby means the world to me and thy get the best, don't think hubby minds as he treats them better than he treats me too lol! thy get the best from both of us, your furbabies sounds gorgous. Thanks LLA, hugs. Tamara xxxxx
@bunnybon7 (37950)
• Holiday, Florida
13 Feb 09
i didnt when my children were little but now i probably do my dog since kids are all grown shes my baby now and i treat her as well as i did them. my youngest daughter even asked me once if i loved her more!! even grown kids get jealous i guess. of course i dont but almost as much.
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13 Feb 09
Hi bunnybon7, This person was a bit jealous of the other woman when she said that or just making it all up, but i don't have any children so I love my cats and treat them like my babies, but in any case children always comes first but like you say your kids are all grown up so you can lavish your love to your pets, whats wrong with that? Hugs. Tamara xxxx
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
2 Feb 09
I am an animal lover. I love dogs especially and I do expect everybody to treat them nice. Animals don't deserve to be treated wrongly. however I treat my son as my son and my pet as my pet. If I was hard on cash I would give food to my son and not to my pet. My son's place can never be filled by any of the pets that I really love. Human beings are ore important than animals to me.
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2 Feb 09
Hi ronaldinu, I agree with you but I really think that this person was jealous of the other woman and that is why she said it, I know humans are more important than animals but you cannot blame as latley people have been ill treating their pets and just recently thare has been a lot of pets being thrown out of theire car windows because they can't afford to keep them anymore and that is cruelty in it self. Tamara
@ellie333 (21029)
25 Jun 08
Pets don't answer back and they always greet you happily with affection whereas humans depending on their mood can be worse to have to come home to sometimes but for my my children come above all others whether human or animal and I love my cats but my kids come first. Ellie :D
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26 Jun 08
Hello ellie, Thanks for your reponse I konw children comes first always but most people love their pets so what wrong with that? but I this neighbour of mine is a bit funny. take care will get in touch soon. love Tamarafireheart.
@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
25 Jun 08
Well I believe that pets should be treated good, but in no way do I believe they should be treated better than your own children. That is absurd and I would hope that, if there is some child neglect going on, your neighbor has reported it to the proper authorities. How can someone treat their pets better than their children, that is so sad.
@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
26 Jun 08
Marleysa, you have a very good point there, so true, most people who treat their pets well, also know how to treat their kids.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
27 Jun 08
I think there is enough love in someone's heart to share their time and love with both children and animals. We have three grown children now but when they were young we always had a dog and sometimes other pets in the house such as a hamster or bird. A pet can be replaced, a child can not. I love our kids unconditionally and like I mentioned, they are grown now. We have a dog and a cat and I love them as well and do give them the attention they need when they need it. It's difficult to hear the parent's mentioned in this discussion don't treat the children as well as their dogs. I would worry about a couple who has their priorities mixed up. I pay more attention to our cat than my husband because the cat is not boring..lol
27 Jun 08
Hello carolbee, I don't have any childre, but I have grown neices and newhews and I adore dearly, but I love my two cat more then my husband they don't answer me back. Regards Tamarafireheart.