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    Decorative pet rabbits are not edible.

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    I have a couple of hamsters. They're very nice.

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    Three Scottish terriers. Stubborn dogs, but fiercely loyal. Much like a certain Dutch woman that I know.

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    I have a cat and two hamsters in my house

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    I have adopted 2 stray cats, now they are healthy and sweet compared to the first time I saw them. I would love to have a dog but I'm only renting an apartment, and my neighbor won't allow a noisy pet. I hope to have a dog someday.

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    I have a beagle. In fact, its her sixth gotcha day today. She has a huge personality and is very smart. She's all beagle though and that means stubborn, inquisitive, and nose focused. She is a lot of work, and while she's worth every bit of it, I don't think I'll get another dog when she's gone. She's my second beagle, and my first had a completely opposite personality. No problem - love them both. But you don't know what you're getting until their personality reveals itself. She doesn't get on well with other dogs and she gets separation anxiety, which means I'd never put her in kennels for me to go away for a vacation. She can't be left uncrated during the day when me and my wife are at work, because she'll destroy the house. She is my best buddy though and amazing company.

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    Our Kleo
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    But as was said earlier, it is a great responsibility. If your children are not ready to take it, having a pet is not a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MntnMan62 View Post
    If you get a pet now the responsibility is all yours. Nothing wrong with that. You just have to live with that. A dog can be highly rewarding for you, not just the kids. We had a Boxer about 20 years ago. She was amazing. We had her 11 glorious years. Our son was born when she was 8. We waited a bit and then when it came time my wife felt that although she loved our Roxy, she thinks she was allergic. So she went about looking for a hypoallergenic dog. Settled on a Havanese. Totally different experience going from a 45 pound dog to a 15 pound dog. As a result, that little dog, named Zeus, is really my wife's dog. But she takes him to work with her. He's the official greeter and Director of Hospitality for her office. Patience love him and when they are appointments they want to know if Zeus will be there. She says that grown men will get on the floor and play with him. He's quite adorable. BUT, you need to fully accept the responsibility. And once you bring it home, there is no going back. I have zero respect for people who buy a dog only to decide later on that it's not for them. You make the commitment, you live up to that commitment. If not ready to do that, don't get one.
    Personally, I think every kid should have a dog not only because they provide important companionship in all situations but also reduce the chance of developing allergies. We love our dogs and wouldn't want to be without them. My son is still less than 2 years old but there is already a lot of interaction there between the two

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariaK View Post
    Personally, I think every kid should have a dog not only because they provide important companionship in all situations but also reduce the chance of developing allergies. We love our dogs and wouldn't want to be without them. My son is still less than 2 years old but there is already a lot of interaction there between the two
    I don't disagree with the value that a dog provides to not only the children but also the adults in the house. But as I said in my post, a dog is not for everyone. They are a committment. If you are out of the house for most of the day and the dog sits home alone all that time, then a dog probably should not be in that house. Dogs are social animals. They require a human presence. If not a human presence, then at least another dog. But two dogs is easily twice as much work. Anyone who argues otherwise is lying.
    Absurdity is the only reality - FZ

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    I'm way too busy and always gone so no pets for me. you gotta weigh the pros and cons and make sure you're being fair to yourself and the animal

 

 
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