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.
I've had quite a few GSDs...male and female. I have 2 female GSDs right now.
They get along along great, are house dogs and treated according to their personalities.
They eat the same food, get the same amount of treats, basic care, training, etc.
However, they are VERY different in personality, temperament and needs.
My oldest girl is very much the true standard of a GSD ... Aloof, confident, courageous, etc.
She's friendly but, not overly.
SHE will 'grace you' with her presence when SHE wants to.
I love her for her drive and desire to please. She loves to work hard and we have a great bond.
(And, she'd fight the devil!)
My youngest girl is a little "needier". She's the total opposite of my oldest girl.
She's a cuddlier, love bug and wants to be around you all of the time. We have a different bond.
Her desire to please is just as nice, just in a different way.
(And, she can run down a rabbit in a NY minute!)
I don't know that it's so much about one or the other being a "favorite" though.
I guess, for me, it would be like comparing children? Or, even friends?
Each one will be different and have a different bond/relationship with you?
For me, knowing and 'reading' my dogs plays a role in how each are treated and what they need.
I've bonded to all and love them equally.
No, I don't feel guilty about my relationship with any of my dogs...they each have different needs.
I try my best to meet them.
A piece of me dies when I lose any of them.
I don't know if that makes any sense? Or answered your question?
Maybe I just need more coffee?