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Old 03-08-2012, 07:52 PM
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Shamoo is spoiled rotten in the house. Total favorite. Sloan gets to come to work most because she's my favorite to train with when I have time at work. Poor Arnold knows he's not the king pin anymore, I feel badly for him sometimes but then I look at the awesomeness of my girls and I forget it.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:57 PM
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Yes, I do have favorites. LOL

Now that the ferrets are down to two, I don't really have a preference over one or the other. Dameon is my man and I have a much deeper bond with him than with Rinnie, but Rinnie's finally worming her way into my heart as well. With Ruben, even though I loved him, I never really had a bond with him like I do with Dameon and Rinnie. Casey was my bestest girl, though. <3 I miss her still.

Chloe is my only dog, but she's not the only dog I live with. Even with her issues, I'd take her over Rose any day. Sounds bad, but true. I really enjoy her when she's not being a bitch. lol But, if Future Puppy is what I want him to be...I can very easily see him becoming the "favorite".
Cynder is about on par with Chloe. They have drastically different personalities, and each one suits me in different ways. I spoil them both. Cynder does get different privileges, but the fact that she is half the size of Chloe and much more reliable/stable is the reason why. I also let Cynder get away with more, but I think that's because she can get away with something and not have a behavior issue because of it. I have to keep on top of Chloe.

And Apollo is my favorite kitty, for obvious reasons. <3 (He was a bottle baby I raised from two days old.) The other cats are a LOT better behaved and more even tempered, but he's the best in my book.
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:14 PM
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Well since I only have Penny, is my favorite by default lol
And honestly, I probably will not get another dog until something happens to her really young or until she is older, like 6-8+ yrs.
I don't want to take away from her. That seems selfish but I can't help it.
In this house hold we have Penny, dad's Aussie Bear, and Grandma's Scottie Mickey.
I love Penny, she is my favorite. But Mickey, you honestly cannot love that dog enough LOL
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:22 PM
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I don't say I have a favorite, but the dogs do get different privlages based on their behavior and manners.
Yep! That's kind of how it is here, too. Kimma is the only one I raised from a puppy, so that relationship is a bit different. I can trust her a bit more not to destroy things (she's never been huge in to destroying things that aren't hers to begin with, which is nice), and she just listens more since I've been able to train her a certain way from a young age. She's the Agility dog and the one I spend the most time training, but that's mostly just because she needs it - she has way more energy than the other two.

Pen is my cuddler, and if I'm feeling bad, he's my go-to. And he knows it LOL. He is also the only one of the three that could even potentially become a good Therapy Dog. The girls are a bit too crazy for that, and probably will always be.

And Bubbles is the only one actively showing, so she gets to go away with me more, which is fun since she's such a sweetheart.

But, if I had to pick, it would be no surprise to anyone that my fave is Kimma. She's just an interesting dog. Always makes me laugh, and is so darn smart. I love that she's a bit feisty and keeps me on my toes. She's also the only one that gets to sleep in the bed (mostly because the other two won't - Bubbles will usually end up on the floor, and Pen gets mad once I stop petting him and walks away and paces LOL).
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:05 PM
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We all have favorites in our house, but the dogs all have the same rights and privileges.

Jack is my favorite, obviously. I love to train him, take him places, do agility, etc. He just loves to do things.

Micki is my favorite when I want to cuddle. He is the sweetest, cuddliest boy ever. Jack doesn't ever want to cuddle so I always choose Micki. That said, Micki is my brother's favorite and lets him sleep on his bed and takes him for car rides.

Mini is my dad's favorite. They hang out all day and he won't go to bed unless she goes with him.

Kyra is my mom's favorite.

ETA: I don't think that they care that we play favorites. We, as people, all constantly yell at each other for playing favorites such as feeding from the table - like dad will only feed mini, mom will only feed kyra, etc. I think it bothers the rest of us more than it does the dogs. I do feel bad when I take Jack for walks, so I try to even it out and take turns, or give them all some one on one time.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:22 PM
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I am equally annoyed by both of my dogs.

Juno gets treated like a favorite but it's really just because she is more obnoxious and demanding.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:27 PM
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I guess it's hard for me to answer since I only have one dog, but Eve is the favorite. Even when I had Wink, who I connected with on such a deep level, Eve still was more "privileged". As long as Eve is around, it's going to be hard for me to really split attention and privileges fairly, I think. lol

I don't think dogs understand the fairness behind one dog leaving the house with you, but maybe they do. Eve definitely mopes when she sees me take another dog out and leave her at home, and she mopes for a while after I return.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:42 PM
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Both of my boys hate when I take one and leave them behind. If somebody is in the house when I leave with just one dog, I feel bad, because there is usually at least a 20 minute audible fit unless I have distracted the left behind dog with a Kong and sneaked out without them noticing.
They have gotten better about being in their crate while I work the other... but at the agility trial this weekend, Auggie threw a FIT when I had Payton out (friends were looking at him) and Auggie was crated. Screaming barking wailing throwing himself against the crate door. When I finally turned around and put Payton away I discovered Auggie had pulled what he could of the blanket I use to cover up his crate INTO his crate and ripped it to shreds. Temper tantrum much?
So apparently it's okay if I train Payton in the house when Auggie is crated but THIS IS NOT OKAY AT AN AGILITY TRIAL AGILITY IS MY THING NO NO NO NO NO SHARING.

yeah we're gonna work on that.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:45 PM
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Zander is my favorite, my heart dog. I jumped through so many hoops to get my mother to forfeit him to me. I cared about the other dogs. I raised them, trained them, knew all of them inside and out. And I do miss them. But Zander is my soul.

And, according to DH, I do spoil him quite a bit. But he's so GOOD I don't feel so bad about it. Except when he sits in the middle of the yard, staring at me when I'm telling him to get in the house. When he gets that wild hair up his butt, it definitely ticks me off. But it's more fear that he won't come when called than anything else.
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Buzz is my favorite, hands down. Bailey gets to go more places (necessity), and I talk about her more but it's because she has more problems! Buzz is my stable go-to guy... I love my Buzz!
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