What is your favorite animal to have as a pet?

United States
November 10, 2009 10:51am CST
My favorite pet is a dog. My favorite type of dog to have is a Boxer. We have had three and they are wonderful. I have also had fish (loved them, they were easy) and hamsters (they bit me, didn't like them very much). Can't handle reptiles or wild animals as pets. That would creep me out personally. What is your favorite?
2 people like this
29 responses
@Apples24 (421)
• Singapore
11 Nov 09
I wish to have a dog if i have the time to care for it
1 person likes this
@marguicha (159654)
• Chile
11 Nov 09
I have a German Shepheard. Lola is quite naughty but I wouldn´t have another. Her personality is quite diferent from Misty, my last dog. She also was a Geramn Shepherd but Misty was as good as Lola is naughty. Still I wouldn´t want another kind of animal friend.
@agv0419 (3027)
• Philippines
11 Nov 09
We have dog she's now getting old but we don't have a plan to have another dog. Right now I have 3 rabbits and so far they are not difficult to take care. When I was a kid I want to have a pet fish but my mother don't want it because of the fishy smell. The biggest challenge to take care for me are reptiles, amphibians and biggest mammals like lion or tiger.
• United States
12 Nov 09
My grandparents had a German Shephard when I was growning up. She was great. I love big dogs.
@hellcowboy (7378)
• United States
11 Nov 09
I like pets and I think pets add color and meaning to a life that would otherwise be dull and pointless and I do not think I would or could survive without animals in our house because it would be too quiet and right now we have two chihuahuas and two cats as my family has always been a dog and cat family and my favorite pet to have would be a tie between chihuahuas because they are easy to maintain,do not eat much,and look good dressed in clothes lol,and tabby cats because they are good bed mates and they will lay in your lap and let you pet them.
• United States
11 Nov 09
If I tried to dress up my boxer, he would freak out and run around in circles trying to get the clothes off. He does like to wear a bandana tied around his neck though. He struts around showing it off.
1 person likes this
• United States
22 Dec 09
Lol that is kind of funny,and I could just see him trying to get his clothes clothes off and one of our chihuahuas usually does not like to wear clothes but he has been wearing a Christmas sweater because I think he has been cold especially since it snowed on Friday,and the other one loves to wear clothes,and I have never seen a dog strutting his stuff to show off a bandanna but I would definitely make a video of it and seen it to funniest home videos because it might would win you some money.
• United States
10 Nov 09
my favorite pets are snakes the way they feel so silky smooth is very nice against skin they are also chap to feed because they don't eat often. i don't have any at the moment tho so as far as ones i have now i love cats they are also silky and smooth but they shed on everything which can be a problem sometimes. i also love my little baby snapping turtle because hes so easy to take care of all i have to do is throw a bug or worm his way every few days n hes happy as a clam.
• United States
11 Nov 09
iv'e never been afraid of any animal tho i detest ants with a passion. but i have been bitten by a reticulated python before and i can say that i barely felt it even though he had his whole mouth over my hand he just let go again and i only had pinpricks that disappeared the next day. i do use great caution around the poisonous sort though.
@coffeeshot (3785)
• Australia
11 Nov 09
I have two dogs, five cats, two rats, three fish, six chickens and a pig called Arnold. I live on acreage and I love all of my animals. My dogs are my favourite pets (I know I shouldn't say that..don't tell the others!) because they just give me so much love every day without fail. They sleep on my bed, and they are right next to me now. One night a couple of weeks ago they both decided to sleep on their own bed for once and I had a lot of trouble getting to sleep with out them! They are fantastic hot water bags when it is cold. Here is a picture of three of my five cats..doing it tough as you can see!
• United States
11 Nov 09
If I had my way, I would have a farm too. I would love having all those animals around. We had some ducks and a goose for a while. They were so much fun but the neighbors dogs got in the big yard and killed them. I won't have anymore until I can make sure that won't happen again. It broke my heart.
• United States
11 Nov 09
Dogs for sure There cute, cuddly, its easy to see why theres mans best friends
@solared (1209)
• United States
11 Nov 09
My favorite is a dog, a malamute always wanted one, very smart dogs, and beautiful.
• United States
11 Nov 09
That is what my husband had as a kid and he still has a picture of her. She was his absolute favorite.
• United States
11 Nov 09
I have a pair of pet sugar gliders. They are wonderful and fun pets. Different than your hamster or dog. I love the uniqueness it offers and not to mention how cute they are. They are also hands friendly and will bond to you. I recommend you do your homework before getting one. we named ours, Yuffie and Cid from the final fantasy video games. I also ho[e to own a wiener dog some day, they are adorable, it's funny that my husband is a cat person though while I am a dog person. How is it with you guys? Do you find that your opposite in animal tastes or share the same likes with your spouse?
• United States
11 Nov 09
We are both definately dog people. It is actually one of the few things we agree on. Opposites obviously attract. I think cats are cute but I had a bad experience with my aunts cats. They were very tempermental and loved to jump on your head when you sat on the couch. Unfortunately, they still had claws and my aunt thought this was funny.
10 Nov 09
Dogs and cats are little angels. I love them all. As long as they're treated with love, they're a joy. We have two cats at the moment and as soon as we have the money and my health picks up enough to be able to walk them, I want to get dogs. Our cats are rescues. They're sisters and we got them as kittens and I can't imagine life without them now. Pets bring such love into your life and make up part of your family. I'm definitely an animal lover.
• United States
11 Nov 09
I agree. I love animals (except snakes, I just can't).
• Canada
12 Nov 09
I love most animals but I have to say that I enjoy all cats and big dogs. Don't get me wrong, I love small dogs too - but I prefer to have bigger dogs, like my 80lbs boy!:)
@jugsjugs (13038)
12 Nov 09
I love both cats as well as dog as they are great to watch as well as when you come home after having a bad day out they are always there to welcome you no matter what.
@dorkello (28)
• United States
11 Nov 09
I had two turtles and loved them. You'd be surprised at how much personality they have. I had Kevin, a female red ear slider, for 16 years and 11 months, and Teddy, a male western painted, for 7 years. They can live for up to 30 years in captivity, but from my experience that has to be very hard. They were kinda like dogs and cats, because anytime I walked by their tanks they'd get very excited. I wanted to give them to my children and build them a green house aquarium thing with water slides..but now they have all the freshwater and spinach they want...Aw, I miss them every day.:(
@borhan (1345)
• United States
11 Nov 09
In my school days i had two cats. I used to love them like anything. But now at the age of 40, if i am asked again about petting, this time i will choose a different specis. Now i like to pet a python. So big, royal, non biting and moving with style, waaaooo. I will pet a python, friend.
@thuynhu (663)
• United States
11 Nov 09
My favorite pet is my dog. I miss her so much. I mean she's still alive and doing real well but I don't have her. Luckily right now a good friend of mine still has her but I miss her so much. My husband said I had to give her away cause we just couldn't keep her anymore cause we move around alot. I'm so sad right now because I miss her so much.
• Indonesia
11 Nov 09
I love cat and dog. Mine is geting along well. But cat usualy kill others small animals. It make me sad
@JIMBOH (62)
11 Nov 09
We at one time had a leopard gecko that was very cool to have. Unfortunately she did not like the changing seasons that we have in Wisconsin and she only lived for a year or so but was a very cool animal to have. We now have a dog and a couple of cats.
• China
11 Nov 09
I like cats and dogs. When I was a teenager, I had kept a cat for three years before I entranced my college. Since 2001, I have kept a dog called Chihuahua for eight years till now. I like both of them.
• United States
11 Nov 09
Dogs are always the best choice for people who want a cuddly pet...For someone who isnt all into the cuddliness then yes fish are very easy. I have had all types of animals my whole life from a fuzzy little kitten to a prickly hedghog. The next animal i want when i have the money is an iguana...yes they are kind of creepy but they seem laidback and they just look really cool. Then after that i want a bulldog just because they are so ugly and fat they are CUUUTE!
11 Nov 09
My favorite is also dog i have a american bulldog she is the smartest dog i have ever known she is my baby she understands what me and my husband are talking about shes like a child.She was my trainer until i found out i couldnt do much walking outside she made sure i got my walk in.
@Traceyr76 (107)
• United States
11 Nov 09
My fav is goats I have 7 pet goats. I also have have 8 cats 5 dogs 1 bird 1 rabbit. Mostly goats and dogs are my favorite.