Are pets our friends?

@cedarlgp (207)
China
July 6, 2009 10:26am CST
Pets,such as dogs,cats,are cared well by some people.I have no pets,in fact,I don't like any pets.I feel bad when touching a dog or a cat.And feeding a pet need much time.And pets need physical examination and immunity regularly.Feeding a pet increase extra expense.I guess somebody don't agree with me yet,please tell me your opinon of pets.
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@applefreak (3131)
• Singapore
25 Jul 09
well, i regard my pets as my children rather than my friends. they rely on me for everything, from food to affection. i cannot imagine living without them and i am willing to do anything for them. in return, they give me unconditional love. they will not be angry with me for not giving them their treat on time. they also will not demand the latest gadgets or more pocket money. when i'm feeling sad, they will rally around me and make me feel like the most important person in the world. as for the expenses, i'd much rather spend the money on my cats then to spend them on anything else. taking good care of them also mean that they won't need to see the vet so often.
@mcat19 (1357)
• United States
24 Jul 09
Pets can lower blood pressure and extend the life of senior citizens. They provide companionship and with dogs, add exercise to sedentary lives. My cats do provide companionship. I always am delighted when one of them jumps into my lap and purrs. It eases my mind to talk to them. I know I need to get up in the morning to feed them; it makes me happy to know they need me. I wouldn't want to be without them. They are friends, family, joy and commitment.
@mrakobesie (1246)
• United States
6 Jul 09
I love pets, I have 3 cats myself, my boyfriend rescued them when they were little (they are brothers btw) and they became our friends. they bring me a lot of joy, they love me and i love them back. each of them has his own personality. one of them we call Boss, because he always has to be in charge. when the other two start fighting he goes ahead and stops the fight. he makes sure every one is safe. the other one, Rocky is very shy, he wants to get petted but he is too shy to come up to me and ask for it. the third cat, my crazy fluffiness is a child, he runs around chasing the other two cats, he loves investigating new places and is also very lovy dovy. he follows me around asking for a hug, he demands attention, but once you pick him up he'll start purring so loudly and will basically charge you with happiness. they eat only organic food, and it doesn't cost much. I feed them mostly raw food because it's healthier so $15 worth of meat and fish plus some veggies and a little bit of dry food and 3 cats are fed for two weeks.
@nicholejade (2430)
• Canada
6 Jul 09
Pets are like humans. We need to eat, we need to be taken care of when we are little, we need to be changed, and we need to get our shots. It really is no different to looking after a pet. I for one am a huge pet lover and we have both a cat and a dog. I don't feel that it is any different of a hassle than really having a baby. Really the baby needs more attention than an animal in most cases. But yes my pets are my friends. They feel my pain. Like when I come home from the hospital after having a treatment and I just want to sleep. They both crawl in and cuddle right up to me and sleep with me. My dog is very overprotective over me and our cat is the same way.
@ShellyB (5243)
• United States
6 Jul 09
I agree that you have a right not to like to have pets and well, it is up to you not to have any dogs or cats. My opinion of a pet is it can be one's companion and a friend of sorts, it does take time to take care of a pet and money too. It is something we do with love and care, but we must want to do it. And if you already know you are not a pet person, I find it smart, since you will not get a pet and find out it is not for you and the poor pet will end up in an animal shelter because of it.