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TOPIC: Can a pet help with loneliness?

Can a pet help with loneliness? 3 months 2 weeks ago #3284950

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The dog's my best friend. I can say what I like and nothing ever bothers her unless she sees a cat because she wants to play with it but of the course the cat doesn't know that except for one big ginger tom who stands his ground. Boy, that confuses her. They end up sniffing each others noses. Even dogs and cats can be good friends.
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Can a pet help with loneliness? 3 months 1 week ago #3286254

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My partner in crime
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Can a pet help with loneliness? 3 months 1 week ago #3286739

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RunsWithBeer wrote:



My partner in crime








Your little partner in crime is absolutely gorgeous.
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No home is complete without the pitter patter of kitty feet.

Can a pet help with loneliness? 3 months 1 week ago #3286862

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Can a pet help with loneliness?


Yes of course they can thousands of folk have pets for companions and love every second.

I personally wouldn't have one as cats make me itch and I just don't like them, dogs are just to much hard work to walk when you have a dodgy spine like I have.
I had pedigree Staffys all my life and they are the most loving soft-hearted companion of any dog I have ever come across.
I did have a minor bird but it was far far to loud for my house and it didn't understand night time is for sleeping so it was donated to a lady who had just lost her bird and was a dab hand with them.
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Can a pet help with loneliness? 3 months 1 week ago #3287021

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Thanx JuJo!
Hoping others would share a picture of their “emotional support” animal to argue the point that pets help with loneliness.

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Can a pet help with loneliness? 3 months 1 week ago #3287038

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Bruce wrote: Can a pet help with loneliness?


Yes of course they can thousands of folk have pets for companions and love every second.

I personally wouldn't have one as cats make me itch and I just don't like them, dogs are just to much hard work to walk when you have a dodgy spine like I have.
I had pedigree Staffys all my life and they are the most loving soft-hearted companion of any dog I have ever come across.
I did have a minor bird but it was far far to loud for my house and it didn't understand night time is for sleeping so it was donated to a lady who had just lost her bird and was a dab hand with them.








Bruce,
I doubt you are alone,in not liking animals, other people could feel the same way.
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No home is complete without the pitter patter of kitty feet.

Can a pet help with loneliness? 3 months 1 week ago #3287724

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JUJO wrote:

Bruce wrote: Can a pet help with loneliness?


Yes of course they can thousands of folk have pets for companions and love every second.

I personally wouldn't have one as cats make me itch and I just don't like them, dogs are just to much hard work to walk when you have a dodgy spine like I have.
I had pedigree Staffys all my life and they are the most loving soft-hearted companion of any dog I have ever come across.
I did have a minor bird but it was far far to loud for my house and it didn't understand night time is for sleeping so it was donated to a lady who had just lost her bird and was a dab hand with them.








Bruce,
I doubt you are alone,in not liking animals, other people could feel the same way.


I love dogs and lots of animals the zoo is a favourite visiting place for me. Gorillas are amazing creatures. I have been lucky enough to sit with Chimpanzees as my daughter works at a wildlife park and her best friend is a male chimpanzee who treats her like a long lost sister when she turns up for work. He cuddles her and kisses the side of her face it is beautiful and moving to see.
Cats and horses on the other hand I don't like and avoid as they make me itch like a nettle would.

I have been weeding in the garden and started using strong vinegar as it is more natural than over the counter weed killers, It works very well and Cats hate the smell so stay away from it so win win for me.

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Can a pet help with loneliness? 3 months 1 week ago #3288040

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RunsWithBeer wrote: Thanx JuJo!
Hoping others would share a picture of their “emotional support” animal to argue the point that pets help with loneliness.

Beach walk Blitzen, off the lead.
And GONE like a flash. To save someone who usually doesn't want saving.
No training, Just built in the breed. >>
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Can a pet help with loneliness? 3 months 1 week ago #3288127

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More reliable than some humans. Truly man's best friend with tons of unconditional love! Who can resist that mug? Rotties may look formidable but are really just cream puffs in disguise!

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Can a pet help with loneliness? 3 months 1 week ago #3289736

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How old?? looks like a youngster

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