Are they your kids?

United States
February 11, 2007 3:05pm CST
Do you treat your pet like it is one of your kids? I don't have any kids, but I have 4 cats and I love each one very much.
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
29 Mar 07
I refer to my husband and myself as Mommy and Daddy when I am talking to the animals.
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• United States
31 Mar 07
I do the same thing. When my husband comes home from work, I yell out "Dad's home", and they all run to greet him.
• United States
29 Mar 07
I responded to this, and Mylot went down. So, here I go again. I have two cats. I love them to bits. I spoil them with lots of love, hugs, and kisses. I feed them quality food, they stay indoors, and have all their shots. I buy them toys to play with, and to me, they are my children. I love them to the moon.
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• United States
31 Mar 07
That's the way it is with my cats. But my cats don't like hugs and kisses. lol But they are well loved. :)
@bkfuels (1605)
• Canada
31 Mar 07
Two of my cats - Kiki and Kisha Himalayan cats
I have seven cats and they are treated like gold. I love each one of them I can not tell you the joy that they give us, sometimes I just sit and watch them who needs T.V. when you have this live entertainment. I could not imagine my home with out them they are our family.
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
20 Feb 07
I do have Kids and I do treat my little Fellow like my Baby and he is like my Baby. He also has a lot to say for himself most the time and he has to have the last word all the time to. So I would say he is definatly like a Child and yes I treat him like one. My Daughter actually argues with him lol and it is funny as he always answers back.
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@mel_87 (856)
12 Feb 07
yes i always treat my animals like humans i talk to them all the time especially our dog gizzi i treat him like a kid he is very spiolt off us all. i think anilmals understand when your talking to them once they get to know certain words
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• United States
12 Feb 07
I, too, have no children and my 5 cats are like our children. They each have different personalities and we give them each the type of attention their personalities need. They also come first before us if they are sick and need to see the vet or need medications, we always make sure they have everything they need so that they are happy.
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• Turkey
12 Feb 07
Not having kids, I feel my 2 cats have filled that little gap, I have fun playing with them and watching them play fight with each other.
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@Anakata2007 (1787)
• Canada
12 Feb 07
yes they are like my kids. I cuddle them like babies.
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@Morticia (419)
12 Feb 07
Well, since I'm the only child - I treat my dog as my sister :} Even my mother calls us "daughters" (I know a lot of ppl think we are crazy) and even my gramma said that our dog is her grandaughter, LoL :}
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@jlmcknit (92)
• United States
12 Feb 07
I am single also but my two are all I have so yes I treat them like my children.
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• Philippines
12 Feb 07
Yes, I love my cat just like she is part of family. She collect rats to and that makes me proud.
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@scribe1 (1207)
• United States
11 Feb 07
I certainly treat my cats as if they were my kids! They are both affectionate animals and deserve the best. I adopted both of them from the same shelter and love them and spoil them both. They are my babies.
@nangel78 (1458)
• United States
11 Feb 07
My cats are family. I have no children either. I do not see them as any other way but family.
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@Denmarkguy (1845)
• United States
11 Feb 07
I have four cats, which I guess makes me the male equivalent of a "cat lady." All four are "turn ups" who stopped by the house at various times-- being out on the outskirts of the city seemed to make the neighborhood a dumping ground for unwanted cats. I don't have kinds, so I guess they are like kids, in a sense... they have the run of the house, and graciously allow me to live here. They are definitely more like "family members" than "just pets."
11 Feb 07
I think i do. I don't have kids... but they are my cuties One lost his mother when he was 3 days old and i took care for him. It was hard working but i'm glad he made it.
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11 Feb 07
I dont have children, I have one cat whom i adore and treat him like a child.
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@gwendovere (1283)
• United States
5 Aug 07
I have a human child, as well as cats & a dog & rodents. I love all of them. Of course, I love my son the most ~ but all of them are my children & I love them with all my heart.
@gwendovere (1283)
• United States
18 Jul 07
Yes! :) I have a human child & he and I both treat our cats as if they were human children. They're quite spoiled, and they love to be "babied." We love all of our pets, but we are closest to the cats.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
1 Jun 07
I don't have any kids either, and my two cats, Pyewacket and Kissy are most definitely my kids...I've had pets, especially cats all my life, and they have always been my family members..