Do you consider your dog to be like a child?

United States
August 19, 2007 10:40pm CST
Do you consider your dog to be one of your kids? Some people do some don't. We had to put down our old boy, Winston, a couple of months ago, that was the hardest thing in the world. But some people look at you crazy when you tell them you were so sad and that he was like a child? Who couldn't look at them like a child. They love you all the time unconditionally, they are always there for you, they seem to know when you are sad, they never let you down. It just doesn't seem right to not love them like one of your own kids, right?
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
20 Aug 07
I'm so sorry about your dog. You are absolutly right. Animals should be loved as a member of the family just as kids are. I don't understand how any one can think any different. I have 3 dogs at the moment however hubby and I have had to put two down. One last year and another the year before. I know how hard it is and we miss them something awful but we also know they're in doggy heaven and suffering no more. We had two stolen from us as well and still can't find them and it's been almost a year ago. The ones we have now are a part of our family. We have 7 cats as well and they're a part of our family too. They all sleep with us at night and they all are loved individually for they are all different just as any two children would be. Have you thought about getting another dog to love? There are so many of them in shelters in need of homes and love. It's what your faithful companion would want you to do which is to love another some day.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
22 Aug 07
Oh my gosh! You are that sweet dogs guardian angel!! Wow! What a story! That man doesn't deserve to be an owner of a dog if he's so darn narrow minded. He needs some training and insight before ever getting another one and even then he shouldn't have one. I'm glad you have it now for he's going to be well loved I'm sure! BTW, I'm going to add you to my friends list, will you accept?
21 Aug 07
Pets are very cool.They are very special especially dogs.
• Indonesia
21 Aug 07
i consider my dogs as my kid.actually i can use them to practice if someday i have my own kid.something like bath them,feed them,taking care of them,including that i have to clean up their pup and so on..i hope it will help me a lot when i have my kid.don't you think it's a little ridiculous? well...i don't mind if you said so but sometimes i'm thinking that way
@brendakaya (2335)
• United States
20 Aug 07
Yes, I treat my cats and dogs, as if they were my kids. I love them as much as if they were too. Just ask my real kids, they'll tell ya. lol I know how much my pets love me, and they don't make unrealistic requests of me. They just love me, and take what they can get.
@tinybop (114)
• United States
20 Aug 07
I do not feel as if my current dog is my child, he is just a pet but growing up I had a dog that was my baby, I loved her very much. I had her from the time I was 8 years old till I was 22 and I was very sad when I had to put her down, that was one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make. Now 8 years later I still miss her very much and hope to have another dog someday that I will love like I loved her.
@katkat (2379)
• Philippines
20 Aug 07
i totally understand you..i also have a pet dog,hes not just a pet,for me hes like my companion. people around me sometimes laughs at the way i treat my dog,i pamper him as if he's my baby.but i don't care what others think of me or the way i treat my dog.
20 Aug 07
hi dalexisdean welcome to mylot.i treat my dog as my child,i have 3 dogs in my home,i love all 3 of my dogs, that make very funny think to me and also to my family members. some people are not kind of there dogs, thay grow dogs only for the sake of security propers only.by the how many dogs you have..........
@Cassy1976 (796)
• Australia
20 Aug 07
My dog is much more my partners animal than mine so I cant say I really see her as one of my kids but my cats on the other hand are just like my kids and people think I am wierd for the way that I treat them but I love them so much and they love me back!
@tuffy999 (794)
• Philippines
20 Aug 07
i always consider my dog as part of the family. they have feelings too just like us and they are the best companion a person can ever have, they never complain and will always be by your side. i just love them.
• Philippines
20 Aug 07
i totally agree with you dalesxisbean. i also consider my dogs as if they were my own kids. i don't mind nursing them and fed them every 2 hours and give them milk using bottle while they were young. so the hardest thing is to see them sick. so i can really relate with you.
@rainrose (36)
• China
20 Aug 07
Yes,i agree with U.In my family,there are four dogs,they are very cute.
• United States
20 Aug 07
my kids - These are my boys, Travis, Oscar and Hans. I know I am crazy, but I love my dogs, too!
I do this and I call them my boys and people look at me kind of funny. But, my dogs are very spoiled and they are very loyal and lovable, they are a big part of our family. My husband and I both call ourselves mom and dad when they are talking to them. I know that people think I am crazy, but that is ok, I love my babies and they love me!