Have you had one particular pet in your lifetime that you still think about and

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  1. Marsei profile image90
    Marseiposted 11 years ago

    Have you had one particular pet in your lifetime that you still think about and love?

    I ask this because I had a big fat cat named Ben who was my very favorite pet ever and I've had a few.  General Lee is a great cat, but he's cranky and hateful at times.  Bennie was always sweet and lovable and I still remember him and love the angel I know he's become.  Just curious if others have paticular pets they still think of.

  2. thoughtfulgirl2 profile image82
    thoughtfulgirl2posted 11 years ago

    Yup, see my hub "Things My Cat Penelope Taught Me"smile

    1. Marsei profile image90
      Marseiposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you.  Loved every word!

  3. lorlie6 profile image72
    lorlie6posted 11 years ago

    Arghh, what a difficult question, Marsei!  Actually, this is a subject I wrote a hub about just as thoughtfulgirl2 did.  Almost 2 years ago my family decided to put our border collie "Birthday" to sleep, and I still miss him with my whole being.  He was an amazing animal, smart, intuitive-it seemed-low key, attentive, and terribly sweet.
    Having him euthanized was very, very difficult, yet it was the most humane decision at the time.

    1. Marsei profile image90
      Marseiposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      That's a sad way to lose a pet.  We've had to do that and I'm sorry you had to do it with Birthday.  Ben jumped off my bed and died on the way to the floor.   That's how I want to go!  Thanks for answering.

  4. mvillecat profile image69
    mvillecatposted 11 years ago

    Oh, my goodness yes. More than one. My husband and I still cry when we talk about our rescued Golden Retrievers that have passed on. We do not have any children, so they are all very precious to us.

    1. Marsei profile image90
      Marseiposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, I understand.  My friend and her husband have no children and have had Labs.  Their current lab is 13 and getting gray.  Hoping she lives a few more years.  Thanks for your answer.  I'm sure you gave the Retrievers a wonderful home.

  5. agilitymach profile image92
    agilitymachposted 11 years ago

    All of my dogs and my cat that are passed away I think of often and still love very much.

    There is a term that some people use for a very special dog in their lives that touched their heart the deepest.  It's called "heartdog," and I'm sure the cat people use the term "heartcat" too. 

    Personally, all of my dogs are "heartdogs," so I haven't had just one special one.  I've had five special ones that have touched my heart deeply. smile

    1. Marsei profile image90
      Marseiposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Acutally, I had never heard heartdog or cat and I do like it.  I loved all of mine, also, but Bennie has stayed with me through the years for some reason, I think mostly because he was a lap cat and just all around lovable.  Thank you answering.

  6. lburmaster profile image72
    lburmasterposted 11 years ago

    Yes. My dog Toby. He was my little dog for 9 years. Always loyal, defensive, cute, and friendly. Best pet I've ever had.

    1. Marsei profile image90
      Marseiposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like the perfect pet!  Thanks for your answer.

  7. Teylina profile image59
    Teylinaposted 11 years ago

    I have, which reminds me I'm still writing his autobiography. I think I left off at 7 or 8, and a couple to go. General Lee sounds like personality plus, but if you had a special attachment for Ben, no animal on earth will ever match those feelings. Thanks for reminding me to finish Gator's story. I've gotten past some rough times but got to finish! Love the question--makes us think! Up, etc.!!

    1. Marsei profile image90
      Marseiposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks.  Like making anyone think!  Love your answer.

  8. OTEE profile image64
    OTEEposted 11 years ago

    My pet cocker spaniel, Pappa. She was the hub of our family, unperturbed, loving and always available. She was a pillar of strength. I can call her my 'heartdog'.
    Thinking about her even today makes my heart ache.

    1. Marsei profile image90
      Marseiposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I understand.  I feel the same about my Bennie.  The term "heartdog" is new to me, but you are the second to  use it.  I like it.  Thanks again for your answer.

  9. Trish303 profile image72
    Trish303posted 11 years ago

    Thor, My German sharped that was a rescue pet. He was wonderful and saved me from a guy that broke into my house. he died shortly after from being stabbed though the fight. he was a true hero. Right after we got him my kids where still very small and anytime they would go new the street he would grab there diaper and pull them back towards the yard, or start barking if they where doing something that could hurt them. He was a huge dog at a 125lbs and hind legs would stand to my shoulder but it was so funny he was scared of plastic bags. Maybe something to do with he first home I do know but every time we would bring home groceries he would run and hide. he also hated curtains and would rip them down if you left him alone. After him all of our pets come from the pound. There some of the best pets out there.

    1. Marsei profile image90
      Marseiposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      This is a great story about your German shepard and you should make it into a hub!  I would certainly read it and I know others would too.  Thank you for sharing this.

  10. AlexandraMorris profile image59
    AlexandraMorrisposted 11 years ago

    Yes my cat Sugar she passed away two years ago and i still think of her. She had a beautiful coat she was a calico and on one side she had a heart, still not over the fact shes gone.

    1. Marsei profile image90
      Marseiposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your answer.  I understand, and I think often of Ben.  I even dreamed of him once lately.  She sounds beautiful.

  11. LensMan999 profile image58
    LensMan999posted 11 years ago

    Yes, I had a very cute white cat. I had named it Sweety. I got it when it was a month old. He used to follow me where ever I went. Once I went to stay at my uncle’s house for a week and when I returned I found that he was missing. It was when he was about 1 year old. I still miss him a lot


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