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Your favorite animal as a Pet
« on: January 15, 2004, 00:51:32 »
Just out of interest. Cats, Dogs, or something else? :-/

Share your preferences with us.
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Your favorite animal as a Pet
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Re: Your favorite animal as a Pet
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2004, 11:39:38 »
Although I love my cats to bits Richard - I must admit to preferring the dogs as pets.  They are so much more part of the family as they come almost everywhere with us.  We never leave them to go on holiday.  The cats are more independent, althoug during the winter months they do tend to stay around us more.  They like their creature comforts :)
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Re: Your favorite animal as a Pet
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2004, 18:33:11 »
it has to be goldfish!!!  they don't need to be taken out for a walk and they don't leave hairs everywhere!   ;D
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Re: Your favorite animal as a Pet
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2004, 00:47:57 »
hmmm.....as a family we have had dogs (old english sheepy, pomerainian, bijon frise), rabbits (15 at one time!), guinea pigs, hamsters, budgies, cockatils, african grey parrot (who still keeps mum company), tropical fish, marine fish, gold fish, koi carp and other pond fish and chinchillas which ended up living at Longleat Wildlife park as part of their chinchilla 'pack', but none of them were mine, all my sisters or my parents.  I love animals, don't get me wrong, but I don't feel I can provide them with what they need, the space and time they need.  I spend all of my space and time looking after hub and sprogs!  

oooo, and the one animal I really have no time for is.....so sorry all of you as you appear to all love them dearly.....but cats!  :-/
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Re: Your favorite animal as a Pet
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2004, 01:02:21 »
We have had rabbits, mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, goldfish, gerbils, rats, a dog, stick insects and cats.  My favourites were Lottie the rat, she was gorgeous, and the two cats we have now  ;D
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Re: Your favorite animal as a Pet
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2004, 01:04:18 »
Oh dear, I forgot, we also had two budgies!  The female was a vicious little troll!  :(
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Re: Your favorite animal as a Pet
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2004, 13:51:19 »
- speaking for Lishka, in her absence, Maureen the  GOLDFISH. = Tim
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Re: Your favorite animal as a Pet
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2004, 20:14:29 »
Did you vote on lishka's behalf as well tim?
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Re: Your favorite animal as a Pet
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2004, 20:46:00 »
Have had cats, dogs, rabbits,hampster and two daughters.  Got to say favourites are dogs.  ;) ;)  :D
Only joking.  Honestley though love dogs.  They are loving, loyal, playful and totally devoted little things.  All they ask for is fuss, food, fuss more food and a snuggy bed(ususlly mine) ::)
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Re: Your favorite animal as a Pet
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2004, 13:01:25 »
stick insects - altho they have 500 babies - have unloaded them in someone elses privet hedge more than once.
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Re: Your favorite animal as a Pet
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2004, 14:11:02 »
Has to be our ex-rats.called Gin and Tonic! Cuddly little critters, we were very sad to see them go to ratty heaven! :-(
Now have Guinea Pigs,  and tropical fish.no where near as affectionate or entertaining!
Have had mice, (stinky) hamster (vicious!) I am allergic to cats n dogs so they are a no go area in our house!  :'(
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Re: Your favorite animal as a Pet
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2004, 17:46:57 »
I have to agree with you Doris about rats. :D  I've kept fancy rats for over 20 years and find them wonderful pets.
They don't bite like hamsters, are cleaner than mice, are intelligent and trainable and full of fun. They are equal top with dogs for me.  ;D

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Re: Your favorite animal as a Pet
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2004, 19:03:30 »
You actually train your rats Eileen  ??? :D :D  What do you get them doing 'sit' and 'fetch' ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Your favorite animal as a Pet
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2004, 19:58:13 »
Amazing what you can get them to do Pat.

Yes, they will fetch and yes they do sit. They also answer to their names and obey simple commands like 'off ', 'up', 'down', 'bed', 'no', 'yes', 'take', 'leave' etc. They are as intelligent as some dogs and love to learn.
One even knew the word 'football' and would run off and get her table tennis ball so that she could play with you!!

I hasten to add I never 'make' them do anything they don''t want to do and would never teach them 'tricks.'

They really do make lovely pets it's just a pity their lives are so short.

Cheers Eileen.
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Re: Your favorite animal as a Pet
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2004, 20:16:15 »
And that's more training than many men can cope with!
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Re: Your favorite animal as a Pet
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2004, 23:26:37 »
True, true very, very true Ceri.  :P
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