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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-10-2013, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Is It Wrong to Have a Favorite?

Do you think it's wrong to have a favorite pet?

Do you have a favorite pet? If so, why, and do you ever feel guilty about it?

My friends and family absolutely adore little Suki, and I love her, too, but I favor Gabe. Suki's an outgoing, affectionate, energetic little thing. She demands attention.

Gabe doesn't really like to be cuddled, and he can be very energetic too, but is a little more standoffish.

Sometimes I'll be sitting down, studying or reading, and Suki is either playing or nowhere in sight, and Gabe's lying quietly at my feet, and I just feel like Suki will never be able to measure up.

It might be wrong to compare cats and dogs (literally!), but I feel a little guilty for knowing I play favorites.

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Gable: Black and Red GSD: 03/02/2012 -
Suki: Russian Blue: 03/02/2013 -
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I don't really have a favorite, because each of my pets have a special place in my heart.
Though I would love to send away my daughter, Onyx, Magnum & Teddi to a deserted Island for a day....see which one survives, they can all be extremely annoying at times.

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...I don't want to give the wrong idea. I love them both...

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Gable: Black and Red GSD: 03/02/2012 -
Suki: Russian Blue: 03/02/2013 -
Sully: Tri-Color Collie: 04/22/2016 -
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I have no favorites all my animals hold a special place in my heart. We are all bonded but in different ways..

Now my husband definitely has his favorites which are the cats and Gatticus only because Bella doesn't really bother with him unless he has food ha-ha then she's his pal but other than that she is only with me. I can assure you that my hubby certainly doesn't feel guilty in the least.

As for me if I did have a favorite I know I would feel guilty actually that's why I don't have a favorite because I feel guilty picking just one ha-ha

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I don't really have a favorite, because each of my pets have a special place in my heart.
Ahh Whoops I guess we were on the same page lol

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Felony the pit bull was my heart dog. I don't think that I will ever experience the depth of bond that I had with her with another pet. Havoc is my husband's heart dog but I don't think that this detracts in any way from our relationships with our other dogs rather it enriches our interactions.
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Elios is my heart dog. I have a stronger bond to him, I need that dog. I have a stronger bond to him then just about anything.
Something just went off in my head to make it this way I guess.
I love all my animals, but if I really had to chose I would chose him.
Do I feel bad about that? No. Shilo is really happy being attached to my grandmas hip and Koda loves being with my dad while I work with elios, I've always like spending time with one animal. And I guess he was the one who stole my heart

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I love Pongu a lot more than I love Crookytail.

They both know it. And yes, it makes me feel pretty guilty sometimes. If my husband weren't so fond of Crooky, I would probably have rehomed him to a family where he could be a beloved pet dog instead of a perpetual failure as a competition dog.

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I don't think it's wrong, if each of the pets are getting the appropriate attention and care.

Of course, I say that as someone who definitely has a favorite pet I only have one dog, and he's my boy through and through. He's my favorite and I love him more than I love any of my other pets (which include two cats, hamsters, and turtles, so not really tough competition). I love all of my animals, of course, just on different levels. Between the cats, I love my doll of a cat Bree more than I love the little gray spazz. I'm not guilty about that, either. As much as I complain about the latter, I still love her to bits.

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what do you get out of telling people you have a favorite pet?
i don't think there's anything wrong with having a favorite pet.
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