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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 11-17-2012, 01:45 PM   #51 (permalink)
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I don't want children. I do want dogs. They're not placeholders until I have kids or because I don't have them. They are my preference. I live alone with my dogs, but I don't have them because I am lonely. I'm not lonely. I am happy living alone with my dogs.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:28 PM   #52 (permalink)
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I have had dogs most of my life; as a child, single person, married and raising 4 kids and now with grown kids and a grandchild. Dogs were never a substitute for children, spouse or friends. I just love dogs and a having a relationship with them makes my life more complete.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:29 PM   #53 (permalink)
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I just like dogs. No loneliness or place holders, I've just wanted a dog since I was a kid.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:39 AM   #54 (permalink)
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I answered because I am lonely - but that is not entirely true. When I got both of my dogs I was in a LTR, but have now been single for a few years. However, even though I do get lonely at times now I CANNOT even imagine how I would feel if not for these two. I do not know what the future holds in terms of SO or kids...but do know that there will ALWAYS be a GSD in my life!
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