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Post by LKCooper » 14 Jun 2017, 20:18

I think an animal helping to teach us and our children to love and be responsible is great. But even more than giving love, an animal shows us love in return, which we don't often get reciprocated from other humans in our lives. I think receiving that unconditional love back, is the more important lesson that an animal can give. Love begets love. :)

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Post by Miriam Molina » 14 Jun 2017, 20:20

Yes, indeed. Animals do give back the love they get. You can't expect people to always do the same.

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Post by larryn » 15 Jun 2017, 00:29

I have been raised up with a dog as my very close friend to the extend of my mum leaving me alone at home with the dog without worries. This really relieved her the cost of baby care.

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Post by michelonline29 » 15 Jun 2017, 01:36

We have Cats, Dogs, and Chickens in our house. They bring joy to the family because of their different actions and styles.
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Post by Belynda White » 15 Jun 2017, 16:38

I had a dog back in school in my hostel. We practically lived together in my apartment since I lived off campus. I took her straight from her mother's nipples and she hadn't even opened her eyes yet. When she eventually did, I was carrying her on my arms and I was the very first thing she ever saw in life. Shirley was such a sweetheart. I got her name because I was studying the poet, P. B. Shirley that semester in school and I loved his work. Now I'm using past tense because Shirley died last year at 5. My poor baby died and I just couldn't figure out what killed her.
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Post by Greatachiever » 16 Jun 2017, 14:30

Yeah...I used to have a dog named queen that thought me especially How much faithful pets can be!! And it taught my cousins how to stay at home and away from trouble...I will really say animals have a way of getting to us. Though I miss it, as it died last year, we have a puppy ( Betty). She is indeed just like Queen..

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Post by Ameera Fatima » 17 Jun 2017, 01:08

I don't have a pet at home at this time but I think that every child should have one. Having a pet teaches you about responsibility and about caring for something outside of yourself.

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Post by rhiza021 » 18 Jun 2017, 20:37

We don't have any pet right now but we used to when I was still a kid. Having pets makes a home livelier. I'm actually planning to have a dog soon.

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Post by apulliam » 27 Jun 2017, 20:13

My mother never allowed animals in our home when I was growing up, and I vowed my kids would have that chance. We have had cats in the house since they were small. We have one now, and he teaches them compassion. My children are teens and not always kind with one another. Our orange tabby has the sweetest personality, and they have sort of caught it from him. Having him in the house makes them genuinely more loving.

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Post by Keri wood » 03 Jul 2017, 15:52

I grew up on a ranch so I had a lot of animals from horses to chickens I love animals. I do love the reptile family most I've has three iguanas and I love them so much they are so sweet.

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Post by desareedany » 03 Jul 2017, 16:12

I have a dog that was found by my stepdad. My stepdad works for the city inspecting bridges and job sites. One time he was at one site for 2 weeks. On the first day this puppy that looked hungry came up to him so he gave him some food. Everyday that first week the puppy came back. At the end of the first week, he brought the puppy home with him but continued to bring him back to the job site everyday for the 2nd week in case anyone came by to claim him. No one ever did so he became my mom and stepdad's dog for about a year. Then they gave him to me already house trained because I was living alone in an apartment and wanted a dog. My dog's name is Floyd. He is a dachshund/blue heeler mix. He has the body of a dachshund and the coloring of a heeler. He weighs only about 20 pounds, so he's not too much bigger than a full blood dachshund. And I love him to death!

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Post by kittymamamau » 03 Jul 2017, 16:56

I think animals are a great addition to any home. Though we don't have children yet, our animals bring us a great deal of joy. We currently have 11 cats and 2 dogs in our house. They keep things interesting! I think they will be beneficial to our children in two ways. They will teach our children to love and care for something other than themselves. Having animals in the house will also prevent them from developing allergies to those animals.

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Post by Miriam Molina » 03 Jul 2017, 17:12

Lucky 13 animals you have there kittymamamau. Now I know how you got your screen name. My aunt, a certified kitty lover, would give anything to meet your brood.

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Post by aldin123456 » 03 Jul 2017, 17:39

:ugeek2: I got 3 animals in my house 2 cats and 1 dog and this animal is my only family in my house i'm so happy with my pet

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Post by Emmaky » 05 Jul 2017, 03:32

We have all sorts of animals. Cows, dogs,sheep , chicken and a cat. My son loves them all. He touches them and plays with them alot hence he has become a little brave boy.

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