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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-19-2020, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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Have you ever had a pet?

i have had 4 dogs
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-19-2020, 06:39 PM
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We've had a couple of family dogs. I've never had my own pet though.

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-19-2020, 06:46 PM
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I have had three dogs, goldfish and Sea Monkeys. I had an ant farm for a few days, but they died very quickly.

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Yeah we have a Labrador and 2 rabbits.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-19-2020, 06:58 PM
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Honestly I don't know how many its over a hundred.. : /

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-20-2020, 01:09 AM
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We've had quite a few. When I was little we had a pet turtle (briefly), a pet duckling (also briefly - one of my sisters dropped it) plus a few cats and dogs.

More recently two dogs - a labrador and an Australian cattle dog cross. (both gone now) My wife has another labrador. They weren't really my dogs - I bought them for my son and they were totally obsessed with my wife - she has a natural affinity with animals, it's incredible.

If I had a house instead of this flat I'd get 2 labs or maybe 2 Golden Retrievers.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-20-2020, 01:15 AM
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We've had pets pretty much my whole life. When I was really young my parents kept an aquarium with fish. I think my parents also had a cat when I was a toddler though I don't remember it. Then we got a terrier who was with us throughout my early childhood. I also had a rabbit at one point, though it died when it escaped from its cage. After our first terrier died of old age we got a second one, and soon after that my parents let me get the cat I always wanted. After a few years the cat had kittens, of which I got to keep one. Unfortunately our second terrier died of old age while we were overseas and some of my parents' friends were looking after our pets; soon after that we adopted out the cats because my dad's work got extended and we didn't want to leave them basically alone in our house any longer. Soon after that we bought a chihuahua, who we of course brought back with us when we moved back here. He died of old age a few years ago, so we got our current chihuahua.

It's always been sad to me that pets' lifespans are so much shorter than ours. It was really tough on us to lose our last chihuahua; I think I bonded more with him than any of our other pets over the years. But I'm really glad that we have our current dog; he's helped all of us a lot this year, I think.

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-20-2020, 01:33 AM
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Family had a cat when I was a toddler, I had a rabbit and 2 guinea pigs, lived with two dogs (not mine), now living with my own dog.

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-20-2020, 07:24 AM
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I had some goldfish and a couple of cats.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-21-2020, 04:29 AM
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One dog and 3 cats. (Not all at once)

Also had a gerbil and some frogs as a little kid. A couple small turtles.

Recently some Betta fish. One lived a year and a half. The others about a year.

Currently petless.

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We have had 6 dogs. 4 of them died too young (months old). Currently have no pets.

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-21-2020, 11:12 AM
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Just a cat, and only when I was "at home". My parents had another cat after that who passed a couple years ago aged 18, so that was a co-pet I guess. I don't want my own pet at my place because I prefer other people's pets - playing with them when I'm at their place or whatever, then leaving. I don't want the responsibility.
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-21-2020, 08:18 PM
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-21-2020, 08:41 PM
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Many over the years. Two cats currently.
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