Do your pets make you happy? - page 3

I love my little 4 1/2 pound, 10 year old dog. For this reason, she is my avatar picture this week. Last night as she fell asleep with her tongue sticking out, it made me think that these little... Read More

  1. by   dinobun
    Bunny slave here. Never thought I would love bunnies at all. What did I know about bunnies except that they eat hay and poop cocoa puffs?! A friend's family had a litter of bunnies and the SO's family adopted one. And now the little baby is such a joy in my life.

    Babybun is so much like a dog! If you sit on the floor (her level), she'll run to you and place her head under your hand for pets. If you pet her for awhile, she'll grant you a favor and clean you (lick your clothes/fingers/etc). Bunny licks are exceedingly dry, such a weird experience the first time around! She's extremely territorial and will chin everything that she can reach. Chinning is when a bunny rubs his/her chin over an object to claim it. She grunts and thumps her foot if she wants something, "you WILL notice me!!". When the refrigerator opens, she's right there peering inside for her veggies/fruits/carrots/etc, everything in there is hers! She's a cuddler though, and allows you to pick her up if you pet her all the while she's being held.

    The only thing that's annoying about her is that she's one of those wire-chewing bunnies. Her favorite is the Wii sensor wire and headphones!
  2. by   StNeotser
    Oh yes...............

    Recently my boyfriend and I moved in together. I have one male cat. He has two female cats. Well the introduction after keeping them apart was funny.

    The girls went into the basement in one room for a couple of days and then we introduced them by opening the basement stair door.

    My boy sat at the top of the stairs hissing and growling and the girls were too afraid to come up. Protecting his upstairs turf he was. After a couple of days of this business he decided to pay them a visit downstairs. Well he sniffed at their litter box and realized "Oh boy, these are LADY cats" He changed his tune and began making the strangest miaow noises. Of course the girls didn't forgive him lightly and didn't let him forget that he had been hissing and growling for nearly a week. Nearly a month later and we have a happy integrated household of cats. Midnight cat chases up and downstairs, nose bumps, sitting in sunny spots together. They is one happy fambly. And I call my boyfriends cats my step cats.
  3. by   Wrench Party
    I have both pets and production animals, and they bring me joy in a profound way that few other things can. Sure the dogs get in the trash occasionally and I had to have a chicken euthanized today d/t an undiagnosed illness.
  4. by   ambitiousBSN
    Aw, of course. :-) I have two Dachshunds, and seriously, after a long night at work or a long day at school/clinical, to come through the door and see their happy little faces and tails wagging makes everything better.
  5. by   Fuzzy
    I would be dead without my pets. I also enjoy pet people. This is one of several reasons, why I went into the vet med field instead of human med. I sure didn't do it for the pay.

  6. by   Leonardsmom,LPN
    I have had pets around me my entire life, from dogs and cats while growing up, a Chinchilla in high school, hamsters and fish. Now I have 4 cats, one of which has been with me for the past 10 years. He just turned 14 years old and is in advanced stages of kidney disease, when the time comes to say goodbye I know I will be heart broken. My other three cats range from 3 years old to 10 months. One of my 10 month old guys I would swear is partially maine coon, he is huge long and muscular and is already weighing 14 pounds. They bring a lot of joy to my life, and when I have had a rough day I know that at least one of them will be looking for quality snuggle time when I enter the door, that is of course after they have been fed. Even when they do something that I makes me feel not so loving towards them, vomiting on the floor, knocking over a cup of coffee and than my anatomy lab manual into the spilt coffee I still love them and would not trade them for the world.
  7. by   Davey Do