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I feel sorry for you. Nothing like a pet that gives unconditional love. Thanks to my dogs, I walk 25 miles per week, physically fit and never have a weight problem.
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I too have had goats in the past. My goat was named "J. Fred Goat" He was like a dog. Followed us everywhere and would go fishing with us. Always had chickens that free range in my yard. This winter they are living in my cellar so I can keep them warm. They are spoiled!
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Three years ago I took in a rescue kitten that was returned to the shelter 3X for she scratched and bit. Named her Gemma . Took 1 year before she jumped in my lap. Now I can't keep her off my lap. She is also very social to any visitors I have.
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I love animals.  Currently I have two dogs, both rescues, but almost all of my dogs have been rescues.  Flora is a 10 year old golden Lab whom I adopted when she was 4.  She'd been kept in a cage for breeding and chewed her way out of the cage and was found wandering the streets.  A Lab rescue group found her, and I adopted her soon after.  Once she overcame her fear of everyone and everything, she became the sweetest, most loving pet you can imagine.  At that time I had a large mixed breed and they got along at first sight.  He died a year ago at age 14, and about 6 months ago, and after trying several dogs, we adopted a 4 year old, 93 pound German Shepherd with an unknown back ground.  We named him Beacon, because he was like a beacon of light when he came into our home. He and Flora were best pals right away.  Both dogs shower my husband and me with affection, even though Beacon's affection is a bit on the slobbery side.  They keep us company when we work on the farm, and are always near us in the house.   Right now Flora is here in my office "protecting" me while Beacon is with my husband.   The dogs give us unconditional love, which is good for all of us.  Then there are the three  large goats,  If I could potty train them I'm let them inside the house, too, except Beacon would eat them.  The goats are very affectionate and love to be petted. When I feed them, they all nuzzle me, and love to get brushed.  I walk around and they follow me like I'm the Pied Piper.  Last there are the 19 chickens, including hens and roosters, and our new baby hen who was born on the 4th of July.  I named her Independence.  I once had a rooster named Peeping Tom who liked to ride on my arm, and another named Mozart who rode on the back of the goats.  Althoug the chickens aren't as affectionate as the four legged animals, all these animals in my barnyard and house give love.  I can talk to them and they listen without criticizm.  They don't complain about anything, and love to be with me.  What more could a person ask?  I feel bad for those who don't know the love for and from and animal.

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Animals help me by not owning any of them.  That way I don’t have to feed a pet, don’t have to clean up after one, put up with shedding hair all over, pay rip off vet bills, put up with their odor, get up in the middle of the night to let them out or worse, carry a poop bag on every walk, listen to constant barking, get bit by their fleas, and on and on.........🤔

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I have 2 rescue's living with me, Kato the Catahoula, Scout, the little Terrier-Rhodesian-Pitbull mix.

These two are my snuggle bunnies, they know when I'm happy, they know when I'm angry. My children were raised with Rottweilers and German Shepherds, I also volunteer for a local animal rescue here in this area, love my fur babies

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This is my second rescue dog.  Poochie is a 5-6 year old yorkie Shih-Tzu mix.  He appeared to be traumatized at the meet and greet and certainly did not try to  charm me. According to the rescue group, he had just been fixed, separated from his brother who had been adopted the day before and he and his brother were surrendered due to a divorce. Further questioning about Poochie revealed that he

had his meals cooked for him by his previous owner-red alert --picky eater!!  So far ---I wasn't sure about this match. We walked outside of PetSmart and I Tried to make a connection. He looked numb.  I

spent some more time and against my better judgement, I wrote the check and took Poochie home.  He let me know that he was  not planning on staying long and ran away.  A neighbor and his dog helped me get him back and Poochie continued to let me know he was not happy.  Yes my story has a happy ending.  With lots of love and Greenies Poochie and I have become a family.  He's bossy,barks 

at people  he doesn't know (abused?) especially males, likes most other dogs and makes me laugh  every day!

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I would give you more kudos if I could, simply for rescuing the dogs. I had a Britney years ago, wonderful dogs. 

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I have a Miniature Australian Shepherd and 2 Quarter horses. They all can make any day brighter. Taking care of all of them, walking and jogging with the dog and riding the horses helps keep me physically fit at 72. After a good ride on my horse, the rest of the day I feel wonderful, physically and mentally. My spoiled dog makes me laugh and cuddles at bed time. Animals are wonderful.

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Absolutely adore all my rescue Cocker Spaniels. Down to two unfortunately but there will be another in a few years when I find a good fit. I live alone with no family close by so they are my family and my reason to get up in the morning besides the same old drudge.

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