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Old May 8th, 2013, 12:57 PM   11
Emma867
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Not a chance. Our two cats are part of the family and babba will be growing up with them x



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Old May 8th, 2013, 13:02 PM   12
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Sorry you had to let a pet go... never easy.

We have a 4yr old German Shep and I am doing everything I can now to prepare her for the baby... I'm optimistic that she'll be fine, but she's a powerful dog so I want to be smart about it too. The idea of giving her to another family makes me sick to my stomach... no one would care for her like me... so I need to make sure that doesn't happen.



 
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Old May 8th, 2013, 13:44 PM   13
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Sorry you had to let a pet go... never easy.

We have a 4yr old German Shep and I am doing everything I can now to prepare her for the baby... I'm optimistic that she'll be fine, but she's a powerful dog so I want to be smart about it too. The idea of giving her to another family makes me sick to my stomach... no one would care for her like me... so I need to make sure that doesn't happen.
I have a large dog too, a Deerhound, and he's been brilliant with our son, I'm sure if you get him used to having a LO around he will be fine and love your LO to bits!..... Our Deerhound always greets Tom before us now!



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Old May 8th, 2013, 13:59 PM   14
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Id be lost without my dog!! Hes my best buddy! And him & my DD are so close its adorable, she feeds him the end of her toast every morning & they have lots of cuddles together! He is also super protective of her which I LOVE!



 
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Old May 8th, 2013, 14:09 PM   15
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I don't own any pets and I don't plan on it. I grew up in a house where we always had pets and it would break my heart when they would die. I'm attached to my moms dog though! But if it were me, I wouldn't be able to get rid of a pet just because I'm having a baby. If I knew I wouldn't be comfy having a pet if I ever had kids I just wouldn't get one.

I feel so bad for you that you had to get rid of your turtle. I know what you mean about diseases though! Hopefully he has a good home. Hugs



 
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Old May 8th, 2013, 14:14 PM   16
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When I had dd we had a cat. When dd was born he was fine but as soon as she started moving around he freaked. Went and lived under the bed for months, I had to put a litter tray under there and his food and water. We had a cat behaviourist in and I spent a fortune on calmers and medication and feliway, in the end the behaviourist arranged for him to be rehomed because he was so stressed. Because dd knew he was under there she spent her time trying to coax him out, and it wasn't fair for his life to be under the bed. I was absolutely heartbroken when I had to give him up (I'm crying just remembering it). It was awful. But I did it for his own good, I would have never have rehomed him
Just because I was having a baby, that's really unfair.

We now have a little puppy who my dd loves to pieces and he loves her. He is definitely here to stay!



 
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Old May 8th, 2013, 14:19 PM   17
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I can't imagine life without my yorkie! I got him when we hit 2 years TTC and he was my life saver He was a tiny little creature that I took care of day and night and he's turned into an amazing little dog with a huge personality! He's so loving and cuddly that there is no way I could live without him.

I'm also a believer that pets are a lifelong responsibility.

I'm sorry you're sad about your turtle!



 
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Old May 8th, 2013, 14:20 PM   18
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No, we have a young Labrador he is here to stay! A little crazy and jumpy at times but very loving not an aggressive bone in him! Xxx



 
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Old May 8th, 2013, 14:43 PM   19
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We haven't, but our dog isn't a fan of the toddler stage. I don't believe she would hurt him, but she doesn't go out of her way to be around him. She was great with him until he started moving. I think she will be our last animal as she's become so much more work since my son started crawling.



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When I had dd we had a cat. When dd was born he was fine but as soon as she started moving around he freaked. Went and lived under the bed for months, I had to put a litter tray under there and his food and water. We had a cat behaviourist in and I spent a fortune on calmers and medication and feliway, in the end the behaviourist arranged for him to be rehomed because he was so stressed. Because dd knew he was under there she spent her time trying to coax him out, and it wasn't fair for his life to be under the bed. I was absolutely heartbroken when I had to give him up (I'm crying just remembering it). It was awful. But I did it for his own good, I would have never have rehomed him
Just because I was having a baby, that's really unfair.

We now have a little puppy who my dd loves to pieces and he loves her. He is definitely here to stay!
This is a similar case that my friend had. They had 2 cats and had to rehome one of them because she was so stressed from the children, pulling her fur out and peeing evrywhere, spending most of her time in my friends bedroom..... I think it is a much better situation, for them, to rehome them rather than to carry on.



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