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Old 09-09-2012, 02:13 PM
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Default Do you have a favorite?

I've asked this question before, but I like updates

I would say, of ALL the animals I share my life with, Maggie is definitely my favorite. I love the horses and the cats (and my fish, but he's not really a contender lol,) but I just really, REALLY adore Maggie

Though if past pets count, my rat Brutus was hands down the best animal that I could ever hope to know. I loved him more than anything, and I had a bond with him that I didn't know was possible.

So, how about you guys?
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:20 PM
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I've never had a bond with an animal like the one I have with Elsie. There are times it sort of scares me how amazing she is, and it's made me sort of confront how fragile life is, as terrible/cheesy that is.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:28 PM
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I think my answer is different in each of these kinda of threads. It's so difficult to answer.

I love all of my dogs, and there are different things that each one of them does that can make them the favourite on any given day. They all do things that bug me sometimes, but they all also have qualities that make me thing "wow, you're a really great dog". And they all have days where I think they're all the best dog in the world.

But if I had to pick and choose, as much as it makes me feel bad to say it, I think it will be very difficult to find another dog ever that I feel as strongly about as I do Dance. I thought the world of Tango, and in many ways she was my favourite and the one I thought no other dog would ever surpass, but there are days when I think Dance might have done it. Which I feel needlessly guilty about. But when it comes right down to it, and I think about both Dance and Tango, they're pretty equally my favourites just for different reasons. Those two are the dogs that I sometimes unfairly expect any other dog that enters my life to be like. There was/is just something about both that was a little extra. I have a totally different connection with Dance and had a totally different connection with Tango that is just not quite there with my other current dogs or other past dogs.

So if we're talking about pets that are here and now, then Dance is definitely the favourite. But I try not to treat her as such. I love my bratty Dobers too! And when Dance is being particularly obnoxious, Keira and Ripley get their turns at being the day's favourite too, haha.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:28 PM
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I appreciate both my dogs very much for very different reasons. I really love them as a pair, they balance each other out very nicely. Summer is my sensible, steadfast girl with a heart of pure gold. Mia is my little gremlin that reminds me to laugh as much as possible and love life.

Mia, however, is just plain MY dog in a way no other dogs have been. I don't really know the proper way to explain. We're just made for each other.

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Old 09-09-2012, 02:35 PM
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Juno is my favorite of the dogs, but she is mine and Lucy is not. So that is logical lol. But she is still not even close to the awesomeness that was Molly.

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Old 09-09-2012, 02:41 PM
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Teagan is by far my favorite. She has my heart. I adore Mitsu, but her and I just don't have that intense, crazy bond like Teagan and I do.

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Old 09-09-2012, 02:51 PM
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Lucy is my first and only dog So I can say she's my favorite and remain 100% guilt free!
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Old 09-09-2012, 03:00 PM
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Daisy is the love of my life. No other dog will ever even come close. I am just so lucky that I finally found a boyfriend who isn't jealous of her, lol.

Seriously, I'm like unreasonably upset that I just found a bad molar on her - the thought of putting her under terrifies me, even though I work for my vet & we put geriatric dogs under frequently and theyre always FINE.

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GRCH FCH CCH CA 'PR' Jebb's Bayou Rage
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Old 09-09-2012, 03:20 PM
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Suzie is MY dog. At least she sure seems to think so :P Jack is still in his stupid puppy stage, but I already love him so much. He's just such a good dog. I'm horrible with favorites though. I don't even have a favorite sibling, I love them all for all different sorts of reasons.
The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don't always soften the bad things, but vice-versa, the bad things don't necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant.
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Old 09-09-2012, 03:28 PM
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Well, before Didgie I would have said Traveler without a doubt. And that's still true but I gotta say, Didgie is right up there with Traveler. They're so different but so similar that I don't think I have a favorite between them. Especially as Didgie is getting older and we're bonding more and more.

I mean, Traveler is my boy and we've been thick as thieves from day one and we know eachother more than I know Didgie yet. But I can only see that growing and evolving.

I love Kaylee, but she and I clash terribly. She makes me laugh, she makes me smile and she is a never ending quirk. But we butt heads allll the time.
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