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View Poll Results: What other pets do you have besides your dogs?
Cats 109 67.28%
Lizards 13 8.02%
Horses 25 15.43%
Snakes 9 5.56%
Hamster/Ferret/Mouse/Guinea Pig 22 13.58%
Other 60 37.04%
I don't have any pets besides my dog(s). 24 14.81%
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:08 PM   #21 (permalink)
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2 cats live in the basement, along with multiple tarantulas, 2 teenagers, a lizard of some sort, and a few frogs.
Teenager, yes I forgot to mention that I have one of those things as well.
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:59 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Do you have any pets besides your dogs? What kind? Did they come before or after you got your dog?

My husband and I have had cats for many years before we got dogs. Before we had cats, we each had an iguana and I also had a tree frog. We don't keep reptiles any more, but we still have two cats. We also have ten chickens. I guess they are not really pets (they don't come in the house, lol), but I do like to watch them and find them tasty treats (bugs and worms) in the garden.

I think now, after having had the dogs for three years, after our cats pass on we will probably not replace them. I feel like we don't give the cats as much attention as we used to before we got Niko and Rosa. It's just so much more fulfilling to interact with the dogs than it is to do so with the cats. So we feel guilty about that. But we will always have dogs.
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:56 PM   #23 (permalink)
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It's just so much more fulfilling to interact with the dogs than it is to do so with the cats.
I totally agree. When you feed, water, or pet a cat, they seem to act like they are doing YOU a favor by allowing you to do those things.
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I have 2 cats of my own and my sister who lives with me has a cat also.

Both cats came before the current dogs but have always lived with our family dogs (also GSD's).

Monkey is my black female cat who will be 10 years old in June and I also have a 4 year old male Maine Coon cat named Dexter.

Out of all of the animals, Dexter is the most work and requires the most attention... LOL.
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:53 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Our pets are all in my signature - the GSD came last and the cat came to live with us last summer.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:10 PM   #26 (permalink)
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i have a 10yr old female senegal parrot named Bugg, a couple of betta fish and a 30 gallon fresh water tank of fish. i'm planning on putting together an outdoor aviary of finches this summer.

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Old 05-06-2012, 04:40 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I have cats and sugar gliders. They were all here before Bianca, but my previous two dogs were here before the cats and sugar gliders were here although I did have other cats and other pets before that. I've had a lot of other types of pets in the past.
Besides the ones I already mentioned I've owned hamsters, a gerbil, mice, a guinea pig, rabbits, frogs, toads, fish, newts, lizards, a snake, rats, and ferrets. I will soon have a hedgehog too as my friend asked if I could take hers when she moves to another country.


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I totally agree. When you feed, water, or pet a cat, they seem to act like they are doing YOU a favor by allowing you to do those things.
Not mine! My cats are really friendly/cuddly and they love to be held and cuddle up on peoples' laps. They are also a lot of fun to play with- one of them will play fetch, most of the others will do crazy acrobatics if you have a string/wand type toy. Most of my cats also like to go for car rides and go out places. My current cats also were hand-raised/bottle-fed by me from 3 weeks old so that may be partly why they are so friendly with people. My senior cat Sneakers who I just lost a few weeks ago also liked to sit on peoples' laps, but she was a more grumpy type and never was interested in things like playing since I'd had her, but I got her when she was about 10.
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:49 PM   #28 (permalink)
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i have 2 children that i had before the dog.
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:06 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I currently own 2 dogs, my pap and GSD. I hope to eventually add an Eclectus parrot and another GSD.
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I have 4 horses, 2 of them I owned their grandmother, 2 Half-Arabs, a Spotted Saddle Horse and a Tennessee Walker, I will be breeding the Spotted Saddle Horse and maybe one of my Half- Arabs next month, still on the fence about that one. I also have 4 cats. I have had dogs and cats my whole life and the horses for over 30.
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