Pets can be positive life changers

Discussion in 'Strategies for Success' started by Heath2016, Oct 13, 2016.


What type of Pet(s) have changed your life?

  1. Dog

  2. Cat

  3. Bird

  4. Rabbit

  5. Horse

  6. Fish

  7. Lizard

  8. Mouse

  9. Snake

  10. Other

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  1. Heath2016

    Heath2016 Member

    When I am driving and feeling extra down I have issues staying focused on being safe. I decided to start taking my dog, a rescue dog, with me on trips when I knew I was struggling. I found having a living thing in the car with me changed my negative thinking. If you go rescue a pet from a shelter then maybe they will rescue you right back.

    Share what pets have made positive changes to your life.
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  2. Witty_Sarcasm

    Witty_Sarcasm Eccentric writer, general weirdo, heedless heathen

    Well I only had 3 parakeets, but they were great companions. I hope to get a dog and a cat soon. Pets can really enrich your life.
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  3. Evan1

    Evan1 Active Member

    I had a fish and he was my best friend. Loved the company and he was really easy to take care of. It was so mesmerizing to watch him swim around in his tank.
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  4. Frances M

    Frances M Mountain Woman

    Back at my worst, my 2 pugs saved my life. I lived for them. Now, I have 3 rescue dogs and 3 cats. The cats are nice, affectionate, but they are too independent for me. My dogs need me, they glow when they see me, they get excited when I wake up, they love going with me in the car...they are my true companions and they keep me going when I'm having down days. Once I buy my property in the next few years, I plan to rescue many more dogs, to save them and to make me feel better. They fulfill me :)
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  5. MoAnamCara

    MoAnamCara SF Artist

    Absolutely not sure how I would have got through the last few year without my critters. I've dogs, cats, indoor and outdoor fish. The pond fish had little ones this year!! :)
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  6. Frances M

    Frances M Mountain Woman

    What kind of fish are in the pond?
  7. MoAnamCara

    MoAnamCara SF Artist

    They are regular goldfish. I bought them as "feeder fish" and they've done well, grown to maybe 5 or 6"! My last ones succumbed to probably a heron, they were maybe 8 or 9" at that time. There were three little ones, I managed to catch one speedy one and give it to someone for their pond, the other two are just too fast to catch so they'll stay where they are.
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  8. Brian777

    Brian777 Safety and Support SF Artist SF Supporter

    I love all animals, but especially dogs. My dog is always with me and with her I'm never alone.