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Post by Ali on Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:22 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22111101

Many UK pet owners prefer to hug their animals rather than a close relative when feeling low, a poll for a social networking website suggests.

Half of the 1,124 people quizzed for My Social Petwork said they acted in such a way and a third said they spend up to 30 days a year caring for their pets.

One in five has cancelled social plans to be with their pet, March's survey conducted by OpinionMatters found.

The website described its survey as the "UK's first pet census".

The survey suggested that one in five pet owners regularly uses social networking sites Facebook or Twitter to share pet images, and 10% of people have taken their pet to occasions such as christenings or weddings.


I love my dog to bits but take her to a wedding with me, that may be going a bit too far. Shocked
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Post by Mama kaz on Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:26 pm

I wanted wedding pictures with my cats! Only Felix hurt his leg the day before the wedding, I actually thought he had been run down and was ready to cancel if I had lost him! Thank god it was just a sprain but he wasn't up for photos Sad

My mum gives me hell on a daily basis for the fact I am going away on holiday leaving the cat with the mums feeding her Embarassed given she's given me the same row for 20 years I am able to listen without rowing now lol I draw the line at not getting away ever because the cat misses me.
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Post by Ali on Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:32 pm

I've put photos of my animals onto FB and since losing the old boy and the cats have put some photos of them up in the house. They were a huge part of the family and I miss them but still not sure a wedding and Christening are the right places to take pets to.
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Post by Mama kaz on Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:21 pm

I am the same jabby, though sophy is way more demanding and tends to get her own way if she wants to push daddy out the way for a snuggle with mum Laughing

She's sitting with me just now, arch is asleep just beside us, it's bliss thumbsup
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Post by Ali on Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:00 pm

Ravy wrote:I had a dog once and it had to e put to sleep because of a Tumour.
It broke my heart.
I would love to have another dog but I wouldn't fancy going through the emotional side again if anything happend to it.

We got another dog after our old boy was put to sleep, not looking forward to the day that comes again because we were heartbroken but in making the choice to have another dog it was something we knew we would have to face.

I guess it's only something you yourself can decide.
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Post by Mama kaz on Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:01 pm

But ravy, to shield yourself from pain is only half living, pain is a huge part of life.

I lost my beautiful big boy just weeks ago, I had him longer than my kids have been alive and I adored him... Yes it hurts but I would far rather hurt than never have had the joy and love he brought me.
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Post by Ali on Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:04 pm

Ravy wrote:I used to have a pet Lizard once.
When that died it didn't bother me too much
I dried it out and it is now on my Coffee table.

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Post by Mama kaz on Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:08 pm

Ravy wrote:I used to have a pet Lizard once.
When that died it didn't bother me too much
I dried it out and it is now on my Coffee table.
A lot of people that I know have dogs so I can always take them out for a walk and pet them.

Ewwwwww I am getting a picture why you are single lol


I am NOT loving my cat right now, I just cleaned the bathroom and my shoes smell of bleach from washing the floor and weirdly she LOVES the smell of bleach Shocked it's like catnip to her and she's biting and humping my blooming shoes here! strangle I have scratched ankles grrr
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Post by Mama kaz on Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:13 pm

I haven't really had a huge problem with the moulting, and I have had two long haired, but the tend to have their own bed area so it's not all over sofas etc.
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Post by Mama kaz on Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:52 pm

Jabby wrote:
Mama kaz wrote:But ravy, to shield yourself from pain is only half living, pain is a huge part of life.

I lost my beautiful big boy just weeks ago, I had him longer than my kids have been alive and I adored him... Yes it hurts but I would far rather hurt than never have had the joy and love he brought me.

Awww didn't realise that Mama. Heartbreaking. xx

I synced my phone to the PC the other day and found a video taken not long before the end...of my boy... Sad had me in floods of tears again, though he was old and you could tell in the end it was so fast, a week before he had been as fine as an old old boy could be and still snuggled in, I miss that, wee sophy is still too young to be sitting too long in one place.
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Re: How much do people love their pets

Post by Admin on Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:29 pm

I have a tiny dog who I love unashamedly.

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Post by Mama kaz on Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:33 pm

How tiny?
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Post by Admin on Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:40 pm

Mama kaz wrote:How tiny?

No more than about 10 inches tall and she's now 6 years old. She's a cross between two kinds of wee terrier. I've got no pictures unfortunately...

...but here's one of my old girl when she was a pup.



Who can resist a face like that?

Unfortunately, she will be making her final journey next week. Sad


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Post by Ali on Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:42 pm

Henry wrote:
Mama kaz wrote:How tiny?

No more than a 10 inches tall and she's now 6 years old. She's a cross between two kinds of wee terrier. I've got no pictures unfortunately...

...but here's one of my old girl when she was a pup.



Who can resist a face like that?

Unfortunately, she will be making her final journey next week. Sad

Awww henry, she's gorgeous. Sorry to hear that though but we all know it comes in the end.
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Post by Admin on Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:49 pm

After 13 years it's something we are dreading. But her welfare is paramount not our feelings.

I won't be very happy next week to say the least.

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Post by Mama kaz on Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:56 pm

Oh Henry Sad she's beautiful... It's hard, but it's harder to watch the suffering Sad
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