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People who consider their pets their 'children'

Anyone else find this completely ridiculous?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:15 PM on Jun. 4, 2009 in General Parenting

Answers (19)
  • nope.

    Answer by MythicMMM at 4:17 PM on Jun. 4, 2009

  • Yep. The are animals. A different species. They have no souls. There is no doggie heaven. Drives me fricken nuts when people act like their animals are human beings! Have them, love them, take care of them yes. Treat them like people, not in this lifetime.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:21 PM on Jun. 4, 2009

  • Not at all!

    Answer by Loryl at 4:23 PM on Jun. 4, 2009

  • Its ok with me. There are some people who can't have kids or their children are grown and live far away. Pets are a good source of love and affection for those who don't have it on a daily basis. So why does this bother you? They are not affecting your life, and their pets are making them happy. Just to let you know i don't have a pet, so i am not being bisis (sp*), i just look deeper into things as opposed to just the surface, it can be weird and some people take it to extremes, the whole pet is my baby thing, but i'm sure they have a reason. So if it bothers you just ignore it, its not you, so why do you care?!!??!

    Answer by Iluvmygirlies42 at 4:26 PM on Jun. 4, 2009

  • Yes. If your a human there is no way you can be a parent to an animal. Its your pet not your child.

    Answer by tish0607 at 4:27 PM on Jun. 4, 2009

  • I wouldn't say we look at our pets as our children but they are certainly members of the family. We worry about keeping them happy and healthy just as much as we would a child.

    Answer by spbeta at 4:30 PM on Jun. 4, 2009

  • No Not really sence some people have no one else to be with i have to cat that i only consider them family NOT PETS,ANIMALS or anything such other just family i love them like family ad i always will they will always be there for me and never turn me down they will never look at me any diffrently and i kinda think its more like a bond som people have with there aniamals i not sure but besides all that some people just dont really have the connection with there own family me i dont have a connection with my mom or dad but with like my children and my huband we connect copleatly but we dont have many people we hang around eather i think its all in the person i dont mean anything rude by this statment and i amm truly sorry if you find anything rude in it i try my best to explan my self to the fullest i have really big feelings for my animals and i hope maybe you can understand what i am trying to tell you

    Answer by Mrs.NewMommy303 at 4:36 PM on Jun. 4, 2009

  • Nope, not at all. And I agree with iluvmygirlies . . why the h*ll do you care? Don't you have anything better to do? Get a life.

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 4:51 PM on Jun. 4, 2009

  • Oh i gosh i hate when ppl do that...its like my grandmothers dog they love the heck out of that dog his name is baby and they treat him lik a king as for me everytime i see em i call him a lil shit and wanna get away from him...=]

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:26 PM on Jun. 4, 2009

  • my 3 dogs are part of my i say i have 3 boys?? no i say i have 3 dogs..they rules, an d boundaries just like my daughter has..they sleep in my bed, they have their own couch's, are they my children?? no..i only have 1 child!!

    Answer by alexis_06 at 5:58 PM on Jun. 4, 2009

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