How do you treat your pet?

@Masmasika (1922)
Philippines
April 4, 2010 6:46pm CST
Pets are like people. In fact my dogs are like little children whom I talk to and play with. I only have one adult child so the dogs are like my children. I talk to them. play with them and scold them if they are naughty. Pets are fun and they are stress reliever. I am very busy at home but the dogs always make me feel good and relaxed. I think pets are great and they should be treated like members of the family. Have you pets too? Tell us about it.
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@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
8 Apr 10
I treat my dogs and cats as a baby, I called them baby and my love. My two dogs are very sweet to me, whenever im at home I see to it that I hug and kiss them and attend to their needs. I do feed and clean them. I also reprimand them if they did something wrong or bad and they know if Im angry already. They sleep in my room, I have a new very cute and small kitten and she slept with me and my mom. I give her extra care and attention and I kiss her most of the time.
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@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
8 Apr 10
That's a great way to treat pets. Yes, pets can be reprimanded too or scolded if they do something wrong. Pets easily learn and they too understand that they have to behave. Cheers.
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@Rallon (442)
• United States
12 Apr 10
Yeah, I too treat my dog like he is a really a person. Also, I think he that he thinks that he really is too! Since I don't have any kids, I guess he's kinda my son in my mind. Is that weird?
• Canada
5 Apr 10
I have 2 cats, and they are like my babies. I prefer dogs, but the apartment that we're living in right now will only allow cats. As soon as we can move, we will be getting a puppy though. My cats are pretty spoiled. In their minds, they rule the house. I talk to them, and they can pretty much go and do whatever they want. They're well behaved though, so I don't have many problems with them getting into where they shouldn't be. One of the cats likes to go outside when it's nice out, so he has a harness and leash, and we go out for walks. I guess that's pretty spoiled. They're awesome cats- they've been there for me when I've been alone and had no one to talk to. They've provided me with companionship when i needed it, and have given me many laughs over the years.
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@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
Yes, pets are great company. i used to have a cat when I was a little girl but now i only have three cute puppies that I play with. Having pets is a great way to spend life.
• United States
5 Apr 10
I have a dog and she is just the most beautiful thing ever and I just love her. I treat her as if she was my own child. Sometimes it's rough when she doesn't listen but everytime I look at her I just get so happy especially when she puts head under my arm when I am at the computer. I do scold her when she does something bad because she needs to learn not to do certain things so it won't turn into a habit. Like you I am always stressed but when I get home and I see this beautiful creature I don't even remember that I am stressed.
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@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
You said it all. i could feel how much you love pets too.
@goldeneagle (6775)
• United States
5 Apr 10
My dogs live better than some people. I don't have any kids of my own, so my dogs are like my babies. I do the best I can to take good care of them, and to give them the best life I can possibly give them. I have three Chihuahuas. They are a real blessing to me, and sometimes, they are all that keeps me going.
• United States
5 Apr 10
Yeah I know what you mean. I don't have any children and my dog is just like my own child. There are times when I feel depressed and she is right there to cheer me up. She puts her face on my leg or under my arm when I am working on my computer. She's amazingn and I understand how you say that it's what keeps you going.
@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
Hello goldeneagle and ayumitakashi, you are both doing great with your pets. Yes, pets are great company. In fact people prefer to have pets instead of children because pets do not answer back and do not give people problems instead they are great company. I enjoy taking care of my dogs because my son is already 19 and I cannot cuddle him. Great way to spend time and make life going.
• United States
6 Apr 10
My pets live better than most humans. The dogs have the run of the house, sleep in the bed with us and pampered. My papillion has more clothes than some kids do. But the dogs are nothing compared to the way the horses are treated. When our youngest horse was born, we treated her like a puppy. We would go to the stall and have her put her head in our lap and pet her while she was laying down. Everybody thought we were nuts but she was so gentle. As she grew up the kids in the neighborhood would have her walk with them to the bus stop. She would start at the very back corner of her lot, then run around the gate and walk a little more with them, run around the next gate and stand with them at the bus stop until they got on the bus. And to this day if you call her name she will come running like a puppy when it is called. It is so cute. But the thing is if you are going to have a pet you should treat it well. They didn't get to decide who their owner was and they need us for all of thier basics.
@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
I enjoyed reading your story about your horse. I used to dream of having a horse but wasn't able to have one. I used to live in the farm where we had plenty of animals to take care like cows, pigs, chickens, goats but a horse was never included. I love animals and I love pets. Yes, pets must be treated well because they too have feelings and they deserve the best from us. Thanks.
• Malaysia
6 Apr 10
hie mas, i have a pet kitten. he is very playful in the morning and run around the compound and catching grasshoppers, moths, butterflies, dragonflies and even playing and catching lizards.he rolls on the grass and plays around flower pots. he plays with the dancing leaves when the wind blows. he meows when i see him. he will follows me when i do the household chores and even come and sit down when i do my laundry and cooking. he will come up to family members and get close up to be loved. he loves to be carried and likes our reassurances that he is good and independent. in the afternoon he takes his cat naps. later i bathe him and he enjoys his bath routine as this keeps him cool and clean in the hot afternoon sun. in the eveniong when the other members of the family is back, he even welcome them home with his meow and swinging his tail. he is treated like a family members. he is showers with love and attention. that is my meow friend.
@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
That's a great way to show love to a pet. I love people who love pets and do not choose what to pet. Having pets really makes a difference in life and I love the feel of it. Cheers.
@atv818 (1988)
• United Arab Emirates
5 Apr 10
Before when I was younger, we had cats and dogs for pets. My sisters and I care for them. We don't put them together for fear they might bite each other's heads off. We play with them a lot but when it's time for them to take a bath, we let our employees do them for us especially with cats because they scratch like crazy when they get wet.
@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
We used to have cats and dogs around our home and they play and eat together. You should try having them both at home and see how they live together. They are friends, opposite from other people's beliefs that they are enemies..
• United States
4 Apr 10
Hmm. if i had a pet, i'd treat it like your last question: I'd leave it alone. No no no i'm just kidding. I've never had a pet but i've been to houses that do. Cats and dogs mostly. Dogs. I prefer dogs. I like to pet them and they are more people friendly then them dern cats. Its sad though because some people litteraly do leave their pets alone and neglect them. No care or responsiblity. Other people treat them as members of the family and actually let them sleep inside their homes. cool that you have good pets.
@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
You should try having a pet dog if you like dogs. Do you know that pets are therapeutic. it feels different to have them at home and play with them.