Do you own a pet?

@Scindhia (1958)
Chennai, India
April 8, 2016 5:58am CST
My sister loves pets. Since she stays at a hostel right now, she never really has the chance to get one. For her previous birthday, a friend gifted her a beautiful and unusual fish. She even went to the extent of gifting the fish along with the fish tank. I have never seen a fish like that before and upon inquiry, I found out that it was called a Siamese Fighter Half moon Fish. It did not look like a fighter to me in the first place! My sister loves that fish and takes care of it so well. I'm happy to see that at last she has her own pet if only a little fish! She even says that having that fish nearby is relaxing and if she touches the glass outside and moves her hand along the glass, the fish follows her. It does not do it with anybody else! Its surprising how a little pet can make so much difference. Do you have pets? Are pets really stress-busters?
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@marlina (72695)
• Canada
8 Apr 16
No, I don't own any pet.
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@Scindhia (1958)
• Chennai, India
8 Apr 16
Are you not interested in any pets?
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@jaboUK (53541)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 16
I'm pleased for your sister - is the picture her actual fish? I don't have any pets at the moment - we travel too much for it to be fair on them.
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@Scindhia (1958)
• Chennai, India
8 Apr 16
No thats just a random snap from another album. But her fish resembles this. So I thought I will use this. Do you travel often to visit your daughter?
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@jaboUK (53541)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 16
@Scindhia My daughter comes here for the summer (she's due at the end of this month), so we don't really need to visit her there. Thailand is a bit hot for us. We spend a couple of months in Spain each year, and usually take a cruise somewhere as well. That's on top of taking breaks away in our own country.
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
Unfortunately, I don't own one. I used to have fish also but I can't find time to clean the aquarium.
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@Scindhia (1958)
• Chennai, India
8 Apr 16
I have to wait and see how my sister would handle the cleaning issue. Its very time consuming, isn't it?
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
@Scindhia True. Though it's relaxing to see the fish inside a clean aquarium.
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• Calgary, Alberta
8 Apr 16
@Ldel-0318 So what did you do with your fish?!
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@salonga (27985)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
That fish must be very expensive! We have pets but not really very fond of them. I love my plants more.
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@Scindhia (1958)
• Chennai, India
8 Apr 16
What pets do you have?
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@salonga (27985)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
@Scindhia Dogs. My husband and son like them but me I love my plants more.
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• Calgary, Alberta
8 Apr 16
@salonga I guess your favorite plant is either a money tree or fortune plant!
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• United States
9 Apr 16
I do not my friend sadly. I wish to own a pet like I used to. But this place does not allow without paying high rent for the pet each month..so crazy.
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@Scindhia (1958)
• Chennai, India
11 Apr 16
They collect a separate rent for the pet?!!
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• United States
11 Apr 16
@Scindhia Yes they at $25 or more depending on breed per month, plus an initial deposit of $200-300.
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@Scindhia (1958)
• Chennai, India
11 Apr 16
@TiarasOceanView Thats crazy!
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@quantum2020 (8879)
• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
8 Apr 16
Pets are great companion. They can be your best friends, especially dogs who tend to follow their owner wherever he/she goes.
@Scindhia (1958)
• Chennai, India
11 Apr 16
There are indeed a lot of movies which show how devoted dogs can be to their masters. Have you watched any of them?
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• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
11 Apr 16
@Scindhia Yes, I watched, ¨Eight below.¨ It kept amused, especially when the dogs were left on the Antarctic and managed to survive. I want to watch; ¨Hachi: A dog´s tale.¨ Dogs are very understanding and they are intuitive.
@Scindhia (1958)
• Chennai, India
11 Apr 16
@quantum2020 I watched Hachi. Its such a touching story!
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@JudyEv (121176)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Apr 16
I have a pet sheep and I think he is a stress-buster. He certainly isn't any trouble to look after and we enjoy his company.
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@Scindhia (1958)
• Chennai, India
8 Apr 16
Haven't you written a post about him too? I think his name starts with M...
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@JudyEv (121176)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Apr 16
@Scindhia His name is Hercules.
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@Scindhia (1958)
• Chennai, India
11 Apr 16
@JudyEv I was about to say his name starts with M or H...
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@SIMPLYD (78669)
• Philippines
11 Apr 16
Indeed an aquarium can really be stress busting . Just looking at the fishes and its lighted surroundings in the aquarium gives you that calm feeling . We used to have one when we were still living in the old house of my in-laws' house that they vacated to reside in the house where we are living now with them in a subdivision. My daughter also has a little turtle in a separate aquarium too.
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@Scindhia (1958)
• Chennai, India
11 Apr 16
Thats wonderful. Is taking care of a turtle similar to taking care of fish?
@SIMPLYD (78669)
• Philippines
12 Apr 16
@Scindhia Yes, it is similar . It also has its own food stuff .
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@TRBRocks420 (75502)
• Banks, Oregon
9 Apr 16
Yes, I have 3 pets 2 dogs and, a cat, they really are stress busters. I want to get some fish.
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@Scindhia (1958)
• Chennai, India
11 Apr 16
You love animals so much, don't you?
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@TRBRocks420 (75502)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Apr 16
@Scindhia Yes, I love them
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
9 Apr 16
That is a beautiful photo! Pets are stress busters. I have my son's cat for 8 months and am in 7th Heaven! It's wonderful got your sister.
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@Scindhia (1958)
• Chennai, India
11 Apr 16
I read your post about doodles. Hope you have a great time.
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
11 Apr 16
@Scindhia Thank you. I'm in love with him, but he keeps me from being on myLot! He likes me to take him outside and play with him inside.
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• United States
8 Apr 16
I have one very special feline, once had three about a decade ago, who is the most beneficial way to relieve stress and find awe in a world of not so awe . . .
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@Scindhia (1958)
• Chennai, India
11 Apr 16
What was the name of the feline?
• United States
11 Apr 16
@Scindhia the name is long but T works, or here kitty !
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@just4him (113154)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Apr 16
Yes they are great stress breakers. It's said that a dog can add years to your life. I've had dogs, and intend to have another as soon as possible. I had to put my last one down in January and I miss her a lot.
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@Scindhia (1958)
• Chennai, India
11 Apr 16
Losing a pet is terrible. Hope you get another one soon.
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@just4him (113154)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Apr 16
@Scindhia Thank you. I hope so too.
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@rina110383 (24135)
8 Apr 16
Yes, I do have pet dogs. They are pitbulls. At times, yes.
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@Scindhia (1958)
• Chennai, India
11 Apr 16
How many do you have?
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@rina110383 (24135)
11 Apr 16
@Scindhia I have three.
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@Marcyaz (35695)
• United States
8 Apr 16
It is good that your sister has a pet like her fish to help and keep her company. Pets are great stress-busters. I have my 2 dogs and 3 cats.
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@Scindhia (1958)
• Chennai, India
8 Apr 16
Amazing!! How are you able to take care of them all?! Aren't they naughty?
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@Marcyaz (35695)
• United States
8 Apr 16
@Scindhia They are all good babies, the kitty is a hand full but will settle down in time.
@grvdubey11 (1882)
• India
14 Apr 16
I dont have any pets, its not that i dont like them, they are great but its a tedious task to take care of them. Hats off to those who take out time to do so.
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@Scindhia (1958)
• Chennai, India
14 Apr 16
It definitely involves a lot of patience.
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@andben (1076)
• Italy
13 Apr 16
By now I don't own any pet. I don't like them. I only had a red fish when I was child.
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@Scindhia (1958)
• Chennai, India
14 Apr 16
Any particular reason for not liking pets?
@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
11 Apr 16
So beautiful fish! I didn't know it could recognize its master. Yes, I have a pet dog and two African lovebirds. They're really stress-relievers!
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@Scindhia (1958)
• Chennai, India
12 Apr 16
Thats great! What is the dog's name?
@cacay1 (32735)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
11 Apr 16
When I was in college, I have many pets 4 pet dogs, 2 pet cats, 1 pet chicken, 1 pet pig named Bobby . I loved them so much. This time , I am always busy at work, no more pets. I long to have a cute dogie next months.
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@Scindhia (1958)
• Chennai, India
11 Apr 16
So many pets... Wow! You sure do love animals.
@dodoazo (17833)
• Philippines
11 Apr 16
Your sister's pet is so adorable, so cute. I like the color. Blue is one of my favorite colors. It is amusing to see that cute fish. Fish is too delicate to handle, to take care. If you are too careful and you don't the patience to raise that little fish, especially in the aquarium, it won't stay long.
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@Scindhia (1958)
• Chennai, India
11 Apr 16
Its definitely cute Cleaning and maintaining the fish tank as well as the fish is a delicate task and is also time consuming.
@Lucky15 (33419)
• Philippines
8 Apr 16
None that i can call my own. But i am looking forward to have one
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@Scindhia (1958)
• Chennai, India
8 Apr 16
What pet animal would you like to have?