Monday, January 30, 2023


Which of these pets do you own?

We talk a lot about dogs on our site because most of you have dogs (those pet pictures every day don’t lie!). But now we want to give a special shoutout to those other pets. We like cats and we like birds and we like frogs and we certainly like fish (especially that of the smoked salmon variety. Wink.).

What kind of pet(s) do you have? If you have a pet that doesn’t fall into any of the poll categories below, please leave a comment and tell us. We look forward to reading those comments.


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1 year ago

I like turtles.

2 years ago

We don’t own anything except a house or a car or some inanimate object. Animals are adopted into our homes. They are our pet children. So using the word own to me is rather like owning a person. Know what I mean?

Thom Corwin
2 years ago

Do we really “own” a pet or “have” a pet? To me it’s like saying, “I own two kids, a boy and a girl.”

2 years ago

We own 2 trail horses

Grant Graves
2 years ago

I am of the strong opinion that no one owns pets. I think the pets own the people.

2 years ago

Maggie the Wonder Beagle!

2 years ago

Three beagles to travel, cats go no where.

Tom B.
2 years ago

In addition to our dog, we own two Thoroughbred horses, both raced, both retired.

Tom Janzen
2 years ago

There’s an anole who lives in my house. Does that count?

Jennifer Willner
2 years ago

One former racehorse named Fonzie. Or The Fonz. Or Mr. Fonzerelli, depending on his mood. Which changes everyday! He’s quite the character.

ronald c mcclain
2 years ago

One fat(18ĺb) cat, Vegas!

Ed D.
2 years ago

We own a Dog, Cat and a Bird. The Dog and Bird travel with us but the Cat stays home with our Daughter!

John Wilkins
2 years ago

We have two Labs, a yellow and a black. After our last Lab passed, when we were ready to get another, we went to the breeder to get a Yellow Lab. It turns out that there was also a Black Lab from the same litter that was the runt of the litter and no one had shown interest in her. We couldn’t bare the thought of the black being left alone, so we took both. They’re a lot of work, but it’s the best thing we ever did. The girls (dogs), Annie and Maddie, love each other and we love them too. They provide unconditional love and companionship, and they enrich our lives every day.

Victor Whitmore
2 years ago

We have had pets over the years. Hamsters, rabbits, a dog, gecko, lots of birds. Now we are petless. When we retired, we had a Quaker parrot that gave us so much joy. But Quaker parrots are banned in some areas and we didn’t want to put any stress on him. We sadly passed him on to another parrot loving family that was overjoyed to have him.
We can come and go wherever and whenever we please, without the worries of leaving a pet unattended. We don’t have any worries of crossing American, Canadian, and Mexican borders so no vaccination or health certificates are needed. Maybe we will be the ones that will need a Covid certificate though.

2 years ago

Used to have a wonderful cat. Maybe another category should have been owned previously might again.

2 years ago

We currently have only two dogs, our smallest pet population in 20 years. In the past we have had up to four dogs at a time, and six cats. Our hearts have lots of room for loving animals and we are fortunate to be able to afford to give them the medical care they need and deserve. I can’t imagine willingly having less than two “furkids” ever. And I’m not ruling out adding to the family if God decides to send us another needy soul to love.

Nikki Harnish
2 years ago

Who owns whom?

2 years ago

None at present but at various times of my life have been involved with first four. Love Boston Terrier but never “owned” one, they owned my heart and took pieces with them when they left.

Bob P
2 years ago

We travel with our 3 legged Maltese, his fourth leg was bitten off by the ex-neighbors German Sheppard when his foot slipped between the fence boards. He hops around just fine and runs just as fast as he did before, I like to say he’s not handicapped he’s handicapable. We haven’t ever regretted saving him from death when we decided to have him operated on to remove it from the shoulder out. We’ve had 3 1/2 wonderful years since, he’s 9 1/2 years old and we hope we have him many more.

2 years ago

In addition to the dogs, we had Tibetan yaks for years as well as many horses, chickens, geese, some pigs occasionally, goats, the typical 4H farm when the kids were home. All gone but for a Glen of Imaal terrier and a mini dachshund which are our co-travelers.

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