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View Poll Results: Do you own dogs because you don't have kids or feel lonely?
I have children 27 29.67%
I don't have children 8 8.79%
I am lonely thats I why I need dogs 5 5.49%
I have dogs for other reasons 51 56.04%
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:01 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Ever since I moved out on my own as a young adult I have been in the company of dogs. The day I can no longer have dogs will be the day I die. They are world's most amazing animals. They have never been replacements or substitutes for my children. You cannot even compare the two; dogs are animals and children are people to me.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:08 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I have had dogs throughout my life.....have never not had a dog.
As a child growing up we had dogs.
As a single person working I had a dog.
As a married mother of two young children......still have dogs.
They have always been there and will always be there......simple as that.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:17 AM   #13 (permalink)
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We can't have kids. And we do have dogs and continue to do so. They are my babies but not a substitute. We still would of had pets if we had kids as we are huge animal lovers. The only difference would be not as many.


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Old 11-12-2012, 02:13 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I have kids and just the one dog. We got Seven because I'm a dog person and I wanted my daughter growing up with a dog.

When I was single and childless I had 2 cats (still have one). I got them because I always wanted a cat. I'm just an animal person - fuzzy animals, not feathery or scaley ones. The cats were not to alleviate some loneliness I felt-I've always been a bit of a loner. Pets just seem to make a home more homey.


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Old 11-12-2012, 03:45 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I've always had cats growing up, living single and married. My GSD is my baby I guess you could say he substitutes for a child as my husband and I are still in our early 20's. We also live in Germany and like to party so kids don't fit to well in our lives but our Vader does. When we do have kids he will be just as loved and cared for as before. A house is not a home without something fluffy and for legged.


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Old 11-12-2012, 04:42 AM   #16 (permalink)
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My parents bred dogs before I was even born.
While we don't have children, I don't have dogs because of that. It's something that just comes with the family. I've always had dogs. I cannot imagine a life without dogs. It is hard enough not to have a horse but no dogs? NOPE!
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:24 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Husband and I don't have kids and probably won't,but we choose to have dogs because we are both animal people. So not necessarily to replace kids.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:43 AM   #18 (permalink)
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We have two young boys and considered having a third child.. but instead decided a dog would be a nice way to complete our family..

at least for now.. haha
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:46 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Can only choose one so I did not. I have grown kids. We have always had dogs. They are not kids to us but they are membes of our family.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:54 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I don't think a dog is the same as a kid, otherwise I wouldn't have a dog. I hate kids, so I don't have a dog to satisfy my desire for a child.
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