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a close relationship with your pet(s)

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posted on May, 29 2006 @ 01:45 PM
Ok I know I share a very strong relationship with my iguana, we are inseperable and I just don't feel this way about any person in my life. My iguana is like everything! She is a real being and she has emotions, thoughts, and moments of joy. I let her roam outside of her basking enclosure and at night she sleeps right next to me.

I have known people that feel like this about their dogs or cats and horses too. So does anyone feel this way about yer pet(s)?

PS plz nothing about intimate relationships with pets which is wrong

posted on May, 29 2006 @ 01:50 PM
Way to finish up that post.

I am very close to my two kittens. Rarely are one of them not stetched out across me when I am laying down, and both of them often sleep with me and my girlfriend. If anyone could ever be closer to kittens than myself, it would be my girlfriend. I've actually watched her have conversations with the kittens. One is actually laying on my lap as I type this. Everyday they are sitting in the doorway as I come in from work, or they rush to the door as I leave. Its comforting when your laying around.

Here is a picture of the little guys.

posted on May, 29 2006 @ 10:20 PM
They are big parts of our family.

4 cats and a guinea pig

My closest pal is Colton. He follows me everywhere, has a different meow for different wants (like a baby). He was rescued at only 4 weeks, so covered with fleas there wasn't a scabless patch of skin on his little body. I spent three weeks soaking him in warm water and picking fleas off one by one. Hand fed him and carried him in my pocket everywhere I had to go. He is the only one of the kittens (6 total) who survived. His brother died 6 years ago of liver failure. Colton comes with me to do laundry, he's an indoor only boy for the past 7 years so that's his roaming time

When my daughter was in the fourth grade her teacher asked me one day when her "brother" would be starting school. I was totally confused until he mentioned the cat's was pretty funny. She still refers to him as her baby brother and he tucks her in every night with me
(yes I still tuck my 17 year old in at night LOL)

He knows so many words...comes when called and has learned sit, stay, sit pretty and uppies. He loves being carried around slung over my shoulder. He's a Main Coon X and his father was the size of a cocker spaniel!!!

He's driven wedges between a couple of boyfriends kid and my cats are a package deal!!

Josie is another rescue. Some guy had her in a little room above a restaurant - she was supposed to be a mouser. The only human contact she ever had was when staff would go up and feed her table scraps and pet her while she ate. Needless to say she had a food=love issue and the first two years with us were tough.

She's our nursemaid cat - she insists on sitting beside us if we're feeling under the weather. I tend to her as she can't tend to herself - she's still obese, and at this age of her life, I figure we'll just let her be. She still gets diet food and lots of excercise, but I do sneak her goodies
She's lost a lot of weight from her original size and has so much dangly flesh it interferes with her washing of her nether regions - I have baby wipes and I'm not afraid to use 'em.

The oldest kitty is Cleo - 24 I kid you not. Deaf, blind and terribly senile, a bit of arthritis in her hind legs but man this cat still goes and goes...plays like a kitten, beats on the other cats and shreds my stuff. She was to be PTS and I just couldn't see why? There's nothing wrong with her - so she was added to the mix.

Lastly was Marmella Dove. A favour for my friend's son...yadda yadda...26 LB cat - now 11-10 LBS. I had to make her a water fountain or she would refuse to drink from the dish and would make us nuts scratching to get into the bathtub (to drink from the faucet). She likes having showers, and is learning to be a good sport with the other cats.

I am deathly allergic to my pig. I adore my pig!!! I pop antihistamines, wear a long sleeved shirt and thin gloves just to pick him up (i break out in hives!!!) he's a cool pig and knows his name, he's potty trained so he is allowed roam around my kitchen (tile floors just in case of accidents) and the cats back down from him. He's got real attitude. He also loves bathtime!

No more pets for me's a full house but a happy one. I rescued an Iguana once from a daycare - too much for me so it's living at a reptile refuge in Langley BC now. He was sooooo sick. They fed him during the day. He ws malnurished and mineral deficient and close to death. I talked them into letting me take him to the refuge. Iguana's are highly sensitive little creatures

I've also had ratties which I adored but was allergic to. They needed far more handling than the pigs and thus I had to stop fostering rodents

Had three degu girlies too - they were fun.

Pets have been in our family forever...I couldn't imagine not having them - I'm gushing - sorry

posted on May, 30 2006 @ 04:46 AM
Its funny seeing people who really care for there pets not as animals but as friends really restores my faith in humans, that we are capible of uncoditional love,

My kitty bubbles is the light of my life, at 3 weeks old she was givin no chance of survival due to a infection that started while she was still in the womb,

I sat up night after night no sleep keeping her warm and trying to get her strong again,

shortly after the infection went to her eyes and they had to be removed, still we had to fight, a vet said there was no point the cat living, but i seen something in bubbles and new she had to live,

Im so glad today that i decided against what the vet said,

ok shes blind, but she is no different that another cat, she dose not need constant watch,

she runs around, plays, fights, climbs curtains, gets in all the places she shouldent,

she gets outside a little but thats the only time we have to keep an eye on her,

but we do have a lead and we are building her an outside run for the summer,

posted on May, 30 2006 @ 04:59 AM
What a great story asala and what a cute kitty! I have adopted several animals through out my life, and each one I bonded with. I believe that our pets gives us hope and even meaning to our lives which is nothing to be ashamed of. My iguana spent the first two years of her life in a dark garage. Only glimpses of light and living in her own feces with little food. So I understand exactly where you're coming from. She does give me motivation to work hard, love more and not complain about stupid things.

[edit on 30-5-2006 by laiguana]

posted on May, 31 2006 @ 05:39 AM
When I lived at home I did have a close relationship with my parents cats (they have 4 different types of Siamese) However I moved out in December of last year and I miss them a lot, I am after another cat at the moment, but the only problem that I have is that I live on my own now. I fear getting another cat as I don’t like the thought of me been at work all day and leaving it on its own in the house as it may become lonely. But I cannot afford to keep 2 cats.

posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 10:09 AM
With any pets I get, I usually stay very close.

A while back I used to have some Eastern Box Turtles that I'd always love to watch and stare at, just admiring them as they can ran around, kept to themselves, seeing the huge world around them that they were eager to explore.

posted on Jun, 2 2006 @ 06:26 PM
I love my dog. He has a vocabulary of about 250 words and sometimes carries on conversations with a variety of sighs, yawns and otherwise adorable sounds.

His mother had eleven puppies who needed homes; he picked me.

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