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bstarr

Question:Do you treat your pet like a member of the family?

I'm sure I'm not the only one that treats my dog like a little kid.

Asked by bstarr on 10/17/08 3 Answers»
FitnessQueen

Answer:

Absolutely! My cats are my little babies. Like angie805 said, my cats get birthday parties and presents, too. They each have their own personalities and I love to spoil them!

Answered by: FitnessQueen on 10/21/08
Cwolf112

Answer:

My sister's dog chewy is definitely a member of the family. He is always at family gatherings, and we get him birthday and Christmas presents too. I agree with Angie...these pets are always there for us and the least we can do is treat them well!

Answered by: Cwolf112 on 10/20/08
angie805

Answer:

Yes! In my family, we are in love with the dogs and they are definitely treated like members of the family. They get bday parties and Christmas presents - I even bought them little tuxes for my wedding. It might sound crazy, but they have brought so much joy into our lives that I don't feel guilty spoiling them.

Answered by: angie805 on 10/17/08
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