Your animal in the house.. Just a pet? or part of your family?

@TheoMom (110)
United States
December 11, 2006 1:07am CST
I really don't like the way some people treat their animals. If you've committed to having an animal, in my opinion you are adopting another person into your family. People who just leave their dogs outside all day in the cold, really get to me, or even a cat. o.k. it might be an outside cat, but geez.... it's cold out there this time of year. Even in the summer heat, or anytime of year. Did you get that animal to just leave them to tend to themselves. What about affection people? Love and Care, you know TLC? Dog House you say?, Yeah right!.. like it's heated for Darn sake and turns into a sauna in the summer. What do you think? Am I crazy for thinking this way? Come people, would you treat your son or daughter that way? Animals have feelings too, right?
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@zarden (107)
• Philippines
11 Dec 06
i am an animal lover, i have pets in our house and i threat them as a member of our family especially our dog whose name is fudgie, we should be love our pets because we are responsible for them.
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• Italy
11 Dec 06
my pet! it's a part of the family.. i can't live.. without Leo.. it's he's name :D
@TheoMom (110)
• United States
11 Dec 06
That's the way it should be... Thanks
@magikrose (5423)
• United States
11 Dec 06
My fur baby Alexis - she is so sweet.
We adpoted 2 adorable kittens and they are totally apart of the family. This christmas the kids are making shure that the kittens get presents too, and I know they are going to want to hold a birthday party for them next year since we know the day they were born. Actually Alexis is not even letting me type this response because she keeps requesting my attention. LOL I love my kittens. They are so sweet and adorable. Below you will see a pic of Alexis, who wont let me type right now.
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@magikrose (5423)
• United States
11 Dec 06
My other fur baby Precious Buddy - he is very cute.
This is my other fur babay Precious Buddy. He tends to get in the way of my responding too. But I still love them.
• United States
11 Dec 06
My pets are part of my family I do have a dog door and they can go out if needed. I have put my shephard out at times she has a house out there but on cold nights she stays in and it is only at times when I have to do to issues Of people here being scared of her .
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@TheoMom (110)
• United States
11 Dec 06
Doggy doors are good. Keep up this good work.
@balabrahmam (1074)
• India
11 Dec 06
I had in my house a dog i love them very much we will trat as a family member not a pet we will gave them everything like our childern want
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@TheoMom (110)
• United States
11 Dec 06
They are children... Keep up the good work!
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
11 Dec 06
TOBY - TOBY
I grew up with pets, and they have always been a part of the family. My cat is an indoor cat, very spoiled, and very loved. He is definitely my "son". People who are not animal lovers would not understand, but the love for an animal is very strong. My cat sleeps with me- in fact he's in on the electric blanket right now, waiting for me to get away from the computer.
@TheoMom (110)
• United States
11 Dec 06
Your a good Mommy.. Thanks for replying
@anjuscor (1266)
• India
11 Dec 06
Cute dog - My dog is german shepherd
yes i do agree with you. I love my pet. I treat my pet as my kid. It loves me too. But there are people who have pets and hit them, not giving food for them. I really dont like that. I have scolded many people on that.
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@sunrisekn (1467)
• United States
11 Dec 06
Our animals are part of our family. They are still my babies even though I have an 8 month old. My family would not be complete if they were not in my life. I understand how you feel. It drives me crazy the way some people mistreat their animals.
• India
11 Dec 06
well what u say is true....i had a rabbit once and i treated it more like a friend of mine
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
11 Dec 06
I know. I am very attached to my cats. I feel bad when both my husband and I have to go somewhere for a couple of hours. They are so use to me being around them day and night. I dont know why people even get these poor animals and just leave them. They just dont care. I think you should have to go through something like you do when you adopt.
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• India
11 Dec 06
oh...in our house our Lassie gets the best treatment. she gets all the attention in the world. she gets more love than what people can get.and there....Lassie is a boxer
@rms2727 (815)
• India
11 Dec 06
I've seen so many people who love to keep pets but never know how to treat them properly. I have a one year old dog and he is treated absolutely like a family member. he gets so much of attention and affection from all my family members. says he's in the house there hasn't been a single location when you has been left alone in the house there is always somebody will stay back to make sure that he faces no problem.
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• United States
11 Dec 06
Awesome Animals - I would love to have this one!
I agree with you 100%! If you could see all of the animals I have cause they didn't have homes you would laugh. Just for starters this is what I have, MANY FISH, 4 DOGS, 13 CATS, 1 LIZARD, 1 BIRD, 3 RABBITS(I just gave 2 away), 2 ferrets(1 is pregnant), so yeah, I know what you are saying! My neighbor has a bad habit of calling ME everytime she can't find a home for these animals. Of course she knows I will take them in and do what I can with them, they then becomes my other children, they eat with us, and sleep with us. Well not all at once, but you know what I mean. I love all of my kids, but if there comes a day that I can find some of them new homes, then so be it. Everyone that takes an animals from my home is ALWAYS told that if they no longer want the animal or no longer can take care of the animal, PLZ BRING EM BACK TO ME! They are my kids! I will always have an open door for them!
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
11 Dec 06
i have both a cat and a dog and they are integral members of our family, my wife buys them christmas presents. My dog, a four year old labrador called Nero came from a rescue home and we have had great fun getting him used to living in our home but they certainly add to our life
@vhalen (85)
• Philippines
11 Dec 06
i consider my pets as part of a family, i treat them good and i alwys wanted the best for them. i dont want them to be hurt... jaz like my dogs and my cat, they used to wander around inside our house... they are so cute and lovable....
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• United States
11 Dec 06
My pets are a big part of my life. I have a lot of animals, but my favorite ones are my dogs, cats, and horses. My one cat is called my houseboy because he stays inside all day. My 3 dogs are with me all day as well. My horses have to stay outside, but have a barn to get out of the weather. I would be lost without my animals.
@TheoMom (110)
• United States
11 Dec 06
Good for you.. Great! Rescue is the way to go.
@Karma71 (175)
• United States
11 Dec 06
Rocky - This is Rocky
Our pets are part of the family. We have a cat - Catherine, an Italian Mastiff - Rocky and 2 gerbils - Sora and Sparky
@Karma71 (175)
• United States
11 Dec 06
This is Catherine. On her throne of pillows.. LOL!
@gknott (936)
• United States
11 Dec 06
Lucky Catherine..that is great
• United States
12 Dec 06
All our pets are part of the family. My parents dog even has his own chair at the table. He isn't allowed any table scraps because he has a very sensitive stomache he just likes to sit there as part of the family! It is so cute. I love all our dogs to pieces and cant imagine leaving them out in the cold! :( Poor babies. I can't stand watching the animal cops show because of the way some of these pets are treated. I just can't believe it!
• United States
12 Dec 06
My boos - Peaches, Maggie and Target.
These are my doggies. Target is the one that sits at the table, he is in the back. Maggie is on the right and she is his mother. And Peaches is my baby she is the fluffy white mess! lol. I luv em!
@picranto (209)
• Pakistan
11 Dec 06
it is just a pet
@magikrose (5423)
• United States
12 Dec 06
Animals have feelings just like you. If you give them love and respect then they will give you love and respect back, just like a child.
@DRoddy77 (1776)
• United States
11 Dec 06
My animals are part of my family! If people dont want to take care of their animals then they shouldnt get them in the first place!
@magikrose (5423)
• United States
12 Dec 06
Thank you. I totally agree with you.
@vikceo (1301)
• India
11 Dec 06
i dont like pets at all
@magikrose (5423)
• United States
12 Dec 06
Then dont respond. All you care about is the money. Stop being greedy and have a heart and answer discussions that require more than a few words you looser.
@pisces24 (147)
• Philippines
11 Dec 06
You're right. Everyone in my family loves dogs. We have three dogs in the house now, and they're all pampered. I myself bathe these dogs regularly, and they get to sleep in our bed. That's why my heart breaks every time I hear my neighbor kicking their dogs for no reason at all...
@TheoMom (110)
• United States
12 Dec 06
Thank you
• India
11 Dec 06
dogs - they have feelings 2 dun any1 dare illtreat them
they r part of families wen u commit 2 keep them u have 2 luk after them they also have feelings i luv my dog hes my life
@TheoMom (110)
• United States
12 Dec 06
Thank you