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Are your dogs your kids?

Discussion in 'Dog Debates' started by Alma, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. Nataliya82

    Nataliya82 Little Dog

    By your photo I see that you are a guy, lol. Try being a female!! It's like people have personal investment in me having kids, I swear! A neighbor? A night cleaner at work? A coworker? Ironically they all have awful kids and complain about them, so I think they want me to suffer as well, LOL I'm 35 this year, and still get "you'll change your mind." I'm pretty sure I'll hear that on my deathbed.
     
  2. AGK

    AGK Scratch Kingz Staff Member Super Moderator

    I consider my dogs just what they are, dogs. While I love them dearly and take phenomenal care of them if one looked at one of my kids wrong it'd get popped. I don't confuse the 2. Dogs are dogs and children are children. I myself do not humanize animals. Any animals. I don't see anything wrong with people who treat their dogs like their children if that's what floats your boat. I just dont.
     
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  3. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Once you humanize animals, that is when the behavioral problems begin.
     
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  4. Nataliya82

    Nataliya82 Little Dog

    I don't consider my dog my kid, I train him, I know he is a dog, and I don't let bad behavior slide. I do however say "come to mama" and such, lol. I do think there is a line somewhere. I don't have kids and don't want to be anyone's mother, but it does come out just cause we raise him and take care of him.
     
  5. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member Administrator

    Children? No. Part of the family? Yes.
     
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  6. Derek1

    Derek1 Big Dog

    perfect reply pitbulldogs. Staffy was easier to wright you know lol.
     
  7. Alejandra

    Alejandra Puppy

    Old post but still interesting. Me and my bf don't have kids yet and I hate it when our family & friends say our dog is a baby. they must think we want to "fill the emptiness of not having a baby yet" and it couldn't be more wrong.

    But in secret and in confidence, he totally is my baby, we call him "kid" sometimes and everyday we tell him with this childish voice how much we love him and how we want to protect, care, kiss, hug, and make him happy! Thats what you do with kids, right? He is a very important member of our small family, he is our property as much as we are part of his herd, and we are just perfect this way :)
     
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  8. Nigayias

    Nigayias Puppy

    Dogs are NOT your kids they are your PETS and this is a factual statement........Those that put there pets before there own children have a mental illness. LOL
     
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