(Closed) Spin-off: Do you favor one of your pets more than the others?

posted 7 years ago in Pets
  • poll: Do you favor one of your pets more?
    Definitely : (32 votes)
    50 %
    Not really : (10 votes)
    16 %
    I only have one pet : (9 votes)
    14 %
    I don't have pets : (3 votes)
    5 %
    It depends on the day : (8 votes)
    13 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    One of my good friends was strongly considering getting a second dog, but decided not to because she was sure she would never be able to love another dog as much as she loves her current pooch. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 4
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    1359 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    lol, I said definitely because we have a dog and a bearded dragon. our pup is both of ours, although he was my Christmas gift last year ๐Ÿ™‚ he’s my baby.

    Post # 5
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    1488 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I don’t have a favorite, but my dogs do. One dog will come to me no matter what dad has, and the other is the total opposite.

    ETA: I don’t have a consistent favorite. One dog gets on my nerves every.single.day because he is soooo hyperactive so some days the other is my favorite because he’s so calm. Other days the hyperactive one is my favorite becasue he can always make me smile.

    Post # 6
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    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We only have one pet now, but when we had two, I definitely liked the indoor dog better than the outdoor one. The outdoor one (my dad’s hunting dog) was sweet, but he always managed to roll in stuff that smelled really bad so I didn’t spend a lot of time with him compared to my indoor bichon poodle mix that smells like doggy cologne :). Nothing personal to the outdoor dog, I just have a sensitive nose/stomach combo. 

    When I have kids, I promise to keep both of them smelling good so I won’t have favorites, lol!

    Post # 7
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    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I was thinking the same thing after seeing that other post.  I was going to comment “I don’t have kids, but I don’t love any one of my dogs more than the other, just different, for different reasons,” but I thought better of it ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    So, I don’t love any of them more, just differently.  I did raise one from a pup though, by myself when I was single, so we are like besties.  But I love them both for different reasons and like one of them more than the other sometimes when one is being naughty or something. 

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @sorrycharlie: Wow…that picture is too cute!!

    We have a cat and a dog and I totally favor the cat. I love my dog but I’ve had my cat since he was a baby and he’s really special to me.

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I totally do. But we have three cats, and all of them are obsessed with Darling Husband. Like follow him from room to room (and the youngest into the bathroom).

    My favorite, the oldest, sleeps on me at night though, completely passing over Darling Husband (literally, stepping on and over him). On more than one night, if I’m on my side, he’s planted his back legs, put his front legs against my hip, and pushed me. Or he’ll get up close to my face and mew very pitifully until I turn onto my back. He’s also like the definition of a scaredy cat. Pretty much any sound, or sudden movement, or not so slow movement will send him running into the other room. For a long time no one thought he was real, because no one had ever seen him. When we got him, he immediately latched onto Darling Husband and wouldn’t tolerate me. It’s taken 4 years of patience and coaxing for him to trust me, and I adore it when he snuggles on me, more than I do with the other two cats. 

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Aw, I don’t want to, but i kinda do…. I mean, I LOVE both our animals, but I’m a cat person and my Fiance is a dog person, I had a cat and he had a dog before we met. I’m much more attached to my cat, than his dog (although now he’s our dog) and he’s much more attached to his dog, than my cat (again, it’s our cat). So yea…. 

    Post # 11
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    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Um… kind of? Lol. We have one dog and two cats. I think I treat both cats the same but I don’t really know how you’d treat the cat the same as a dog! I do feel like I (and probably both of us) favor the dog a bit because he is needier. It’s not like the cats greet us at the door or need to be let out every few hours ya know? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 12
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    2142 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We don’t have any pets (yet) but we were just talking about this Sunday evening with a couple in our homegroup.

    They have three dogs and while the two more active ones are favorites of one or the other, the third dog is pretty chill around people. However, the husband said he felt bad about it because if civilization collapsed and they needed to live out in the wild or something- that would be the one they would want because he likes to chase down animals and what not. (should also add that this one and one other are little poms. The other, a ridgeback, is not the brightest crayon in the box)

    Post # 13
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    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Not at all. I have a dog and 2 cats and love them each equally and differently. There are days where one pet is more affectionate than another but I still love them all the same. All 3 of them hang out on the couch with us while we are watching TV and all 3 of them sleep with us at night. They all nuzzle/cuddle with us throughout the day too.

    Post # 14
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    546 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I LOVE both my cats, but I do favor my black cat Salem more than our white cat Snowy. Salem was the first cat my Fiance and a I adopted him together and he’s fantatsic. We adopted Snowy 1.5 years later as a companion for Salem (which worked and they are best friends)

    Don’t get me wrong, I love Snowy, he’s a great cat. Loves to snuggle, loves to walk outside on a leash….but he has a tendency to bite our feet when we sleep if we toss and turn to close to his terratory at the bottom of the bed. Very frustrating!!!!!

    Post # 15
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    610 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I put “other” because we have a big pride of cats (6!!).  While I wouldn’t purposely say I favor certain cats over others, some of the cats favor Fiance or me. Two favor me, and two favor Fiance.  The other two are just attention sluts, and will get it wherever they can Cool.

    Post # 16
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    1815 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @ddw: Haha, is that friend me!? Seriously, I am the same way! We’ve been talking about getting another dog for a while but I never go through with it! I’m always scared I wouldn’t love another dog as much as this one!

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