Do you treat your pet as a member of the family ?

United States
January 24, 2007 1:15pm CST
Do you treat you pet as a family member? I have always had house dogs and they have been trained to be treated as members of the family. They go when we do, Share our food and they are treated just like i would treat a child. How do you feel about your dogggie?
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@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
24 Jan 07
What a silly question! Why would I not treat my pets as members of the family, after all they are. They contribute to the family by making me smile and laugh and keeping me company. We share some food, mainly popcorn and baby carrots - NEVER table scraps - I would not feed my dog something that would make him sick. They have beds all over the house for their comfort - 3 in the living room, 2 in the family room, the queen size in the bedroom and 1 other dog style bed in the bedroom. But the old man of the 2 loves sleeping with Mom, by her feet. The younger of the 2 likes to sleep on the pillow next to me (He loves flannel sheets) and put his nose under my pillow. We walk together several times a day and are always in agreement on what and when to eat and watch on TV. They never say NO is I suggest a walk or a nap or bed time or time to get up. They are the perfect companions - a they look cute too boot.
• United States
24 Jan 07
I totally agree with you and your pets are cute.
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@babyhar (1339)
• Canada
24 Jan 07
Yes we do treat our dog like she is a member of the family, because she honestly is! I've always felt that our dog is a special part of our family since the day I got her. I think we'd be lost if she wasn't. We pay attention to her no matter what we are doing. My dog is there emotionally for us all of the time. Whenever we may be upset or even crying.. Our dog will come & jump up on us or just come over & she will lick me or my other half. She then will find a spot to sleep next to us or to sit next to us.. Almost like she is showing us some form of support. I've noticed as well that when I am angry.. She will come running in full of life, almost like she is putting a show on for me.. And because of this she will allow me to forget about everything I was mad about, & then I can't help but play with her. My puppy as well sleeps with us in our bed. I love cuddling with her each night & she always needs to be near me. I know that if she can't sleep in-between me or my other half she will just look at us.. Almost like she is saying.. "Move over, I need my spot.." It's just to adorable for words! . . I feel I need our puppy just as much as she needs me. Is she my child? Yes I believe one could say. After all I do pay for her medical bills, I pay for her toys, her treats. I play with her, spend as much time as I possibly can with her, etc. Like a parent would do.. I over-react if I find something is truly wrong with her.. By calling a vet & seeing what I can do to help her.. I know that a lot of people these days feel that there pets are just an object & not worth investing there money in to.. But.. For me the love & emotion I get in return from our dog, it is most definitely worth the money for me! I honestly feel that our dog adds a lot to our life. When she is happy or sad, I am the same way in return. I consider our dog a part of the family, just by nature. She goes a lot of places that we go, & we all are most definitely one big happy pack when doing so. Some people may find what I am saying to be strange, but if your a dog lover I am sure you will understand! In conclusion because of the unconditional love, & loyalty they give us, it's those qualities that make her a part of our family! She is such a wonderful companion, & will always be a member of our family no matter what. I wouldn't give her up for anything! . . At the end of the day we are the luckiest owners in the world to have her as a part of our life..
• India
24 Jan 07
yes i do treat dogs as members of family they give more to our family than we were without them.also they are agreat pasttime i mean thety can cheer you up.
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@nicu1985 (587)
• Romania
24 Jan 07
my dog is my best friend....i think the dog is the most friendly animal
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@anyutza (139)
• Romania
24 Jan 07
I have a doggie too and I`m treating him as a member of my family.He sleeps with me,he take a walk with me,he use to come with us in our journey,but in what concerning the food,I don`t give him everything we eat.For example he doesn`t eat pig skin or pig meat,or chicken bones,or fast food cause I don`t want to have problems when he`l get older
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@gittabest (1951)
• Iceland
24 Jan 07
At this time I don't have a pet but not so long time ago I had two cats and I always felt they were a part of my family, that is great but it makes it harder to loose them :'( Anyways have a nice day and keep earning on mylot :)
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@DRoddy77 (1780)
• United States
24 Jan 07
All of my animals are treated like family because I consider them a part of the family!
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