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06-19-2001, 02:30 AM
If you could have any pet and you had full knowledge about their behavior and how to take care of them, etc. what would it/they be?

for me, my absolute favorite animal on the planet... either one or six wolves.
i'd also like a crow, a fruit bat, a skunk, and a humming bird. perhaps also a chinchilla and sugar glider. (and i guess it counts, since i can't actually have one where i live, i also would like a horse.)

hmmmm i geuss another question that would go along w/ this. i almost decided it could be another topic, but hey, they're related.
also, What animals are redily available and have no legislation in your area, that you don't have, but want? however, for some reason, you know you don't have time for it. (or any other reason.)

for me, that would be a cat, a huge tank full of fish, a blue male parakeet, dusky conure, and... and...lol i actually don't have that many animals i desire badly...that is soo weird. there's probally about a dozen or more breeds of dogs i want. ohhhh, i know those little things you can buy in the store...sea monkeys.

by the way, this is supposed to be a thread intended souly for the purpose of fun.

06-19-2001, 04:06 AM
I would probably say my dog Eli, half collie and half lab, would be the best pet in the world, if only he could learn the art of washing and folding clothes. http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif

Recently adopted by 3 cats: Jackson http://www.plauder-smilies.de/tiere/catmilk.gif , Rosie http://www.plauder-smilies.de/tiere/catsmiley.gif , Fluffy http://www.plauder-smilies.de/cat.gif , a dog: Eli http://www.plauder-smilies.de/dogrun.gif , some fish http://www.plauder-smilies.de/fish.gif , and my fiancee: Lynn (Vi Co Bi) http://www.plauder-smilies.de/remybussi.gif

06-19-2001, 05:04 AM
I find it difficult to find animals I would not want (except snakes, I still have to work on my fear of them).

Mine would be a few more cats, a "few" dogs, certainly wolves, a couple of donkeys, horses goats and a number of dolphins thrown in for good measure!

06-19-2001, 05:49 AM
ah! both excellent replies! i was so nervous when i started this thread, but now, i think i know we are going to have some fun w/ it.

yeah, i think if i could, i'd give King some sort of immortality potion, that would make him perfectly healty and he would live until it was time for me to die. the folding luundry would be nice. i'd just be happy if he ate all the spiders.

yeah, there's a few animals i don't think i'd like, including a few breeds of dogs. snakes i can handle. i wish you luck w/ your phobia! no scorpians for this girl....no way! or centipedes!!!!!

06-19-2001, 06:03 AM
okay, Eli is the best dog I have ever had. I would like to clone him, so I am never without him.

Recently adopted by 3 cats: Jackson http://www.plauder-smilies.de/tiere/catmilk.gif , Rosie http://www.plauder-smilies.de/tiere/catsmiley.gif , Fluffy http://www.plauder-smilies.de/cat.gif , a dog: Eli http://www.plauder-smilies.de/dogrun.gif , some fish http://www.plauder-smilies.de/fish.gif , and my fiancee: Lynn (Vi Co Bi) http://www.plauder-smilies.de/remybussi.gif

06-19-2001, 09:49 AM
For me, if I could do it all over again, instead of buying a home in the city, I would buy a home in the country with lots of property where I could take in dogs who were sick and homeless. Of course Perry and Daisy would be with me and my husband is an excellent pooper scooper so although I love all animals, I'm afraid I'm hooked on dogs, any kind of dogs.


06-19-2001, 10:11 AM
I really want a fox. Or a monkey, bear, panther... well there's not really an animal I don't like so I'd be happy with anything as long as it wasn't mean.

I've always admired conures and african gray parrots. Maybe one day I will have one.

06-19-2001, 10:26 AM
A dozen Shire horses,and a rescue area for all the premen mares.

06-19-2001, 12:31 PM
I would want a bottle nose dolphin and/or an African elephant. But if I was forced to only have one species of animal for the rest of my life it would be dogs of course http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif

06-19-2001, 02:44 PM
Neat question!!! I would need more hours in my day and more square feet in my house, plus more acreage, but I would have exactly what I have now (Honey and Lilly,2 dogs, Mimi and Butter, 2 cats, and Phoebe and Evelyn, 2 hamsters), and then I would add some fish in a big aquarium, a goldfish pond in my yard, and a chinchilla or two. Plus, I would continue to add more needy dogs and cats to the fold. And while I'm dreaming, I would also get at least two guinea pigs.

Hope you weren't looking for one specific answer!!!! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif

Ooops. I forgot. While we're at it, could I add a couple of tame birds, and maybe a turtle or two? And a full time petsitter!!! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif

[This message has been edited by Logan (edited June 19, 2001).]

Daisy's Mom
06-19-2001, 09:16 PM
Daisy IS my dream pet, but if I could get another one, I'd love a monkey! They are so smart and could do chores http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/wink.gif

06-19-2001, 11:13 PM
I think I'd want one of those minature horses. They are so cute. I love horses but I am a tad afraid of them, so I think one of the little ones would be a perfect solution.

06-19-2001, 11:26 PM
Thanks Logan!

no, anything goes on this one. i actually think the idea of rescue is neat! im my "dream" world though where all of us are very knowledged in animals, everyone would be, and no animal would need to be rescued. however posts can be based on as real or dreamy conditions as the poster wants. given different criteria, may answers would change. for example, if this also included animals that are extinct or not proven to exist, my answer would also include, a dragon, a unicorn, a velicaraptor, and a fantasy dire wolf. (real dire wolfs were tiny compared to grey wolves, fantacy ones were three times as big.) however i was trying to keep my answer somwhat realistic. like, i'd never have all of the animals i listed all at once. though i do hope that sometime, some point in my life i do end up w/ one of them.
no, this thread is to be what each individual poster makes of it. and everyone is welcome to add more answers if they like.

PJ's Mom
06-20-2001, 12:21 AM
I wouldn't have one specific type of animal. My dream would be to have a no-kill shelter. I'd like nothing more than to give sick and hurt animals a chance at health and happiness again, and to give all the animals who've never known a good, loving home a chance to finally have one. http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif

06-20-2001, 09:43 AM
Still, my dream is to go to the Rescue websites, click on "Animals Available" and see the word NONE come up. I'm with the rescue sanctuary with all types of animals there.
I have always been interested in wolves. In fact, when I was a kid (in the age of dinosaurs) my favorite stuffed toy was a large wolf named (how unique) "Wolfie". I took that stuffed toy EVERYWHERE.


06-20-2001, 12:39 PM
Tough question, since there are so many animals that I would love to be able to have!
I'll try to keep it short:
1-CATS. Lots of them and all kinds...lions, tigers, leopards etc.
2-Lots of turtle friends for Yertle
5-Penguins (love 'em!)
7-Giraffes (!)

Whew! I think I'll need a bigger apartment! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif

[This message has been edited by thelmalu99 (edited June 20, 2001).]

06-20-2001, 11:10 PM
I would want a Wolf and a Tiger.

Reptiles are that bad, my brother has a Savanna Monitor lizard and hes pretty cute

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06-21-2001, 12:47 AM
I want one of those, and one of those, and two of those, and that one, and the one over there, and those in the corner. Oh, that cute one over there too. And that one too!

Time to get that shopping cart out!

I promise to leave some for all of you!

06-21-2001, 01:01 AM
Amen to that AntiPam!

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[This message has been edited by aly (edited June 21, 2001).]

06-21-2001, 11:15 AM
Aly, I think your post says it all! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif

06-21-2001, 01:51 PM
Aly!!! That was sooo cute!!


Daisy's Mom
06-21-2001, 11:40 PM
Oh Thelmalu I forgot to say giraffes too! They are my favorite animal! Where I'd put a giraffe, I have no idea though http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif Couldn't keep it in the house, that's for sure!

06-22-2001, 09:24 AM
I'd probably want one of everything - except parrots- I'd have to get a whole flock of them they seem so happy in big bunches in the wild! My sister, though, would definitely get an elephant. http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif

06-22-2001, 08:53 PM
My realistic desire (or should I say goal)? My two boys Jeffrey and Bandit, plus a Blood Hound, a Basset Hound, and a couple of horses. My dream? Giraffes (I have pictures and various bric-a-brac of giraffes all through my house), unicorn, chimpanzee,
elephants, dragons would be nice (I love the Dragonlance books) and let's throw in a couple of lions. Can I just move to Africa and have a reserve?

06-22-2001, 10:19 PM
Hahahaha http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif That's a GREAT picture of Spencer! I have seen it before but every time I see it, it makes me smile http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif

06-22-2001, 11:04 PM
Since I wasn't very specific in my previous post, I'll put in my wish: I'd like to have a miniature burro (or more). Since I'd need to have plenty of room for them, there would also be room for maybe a goat, and some dogs, and just about any creature that needed some help. And a kitty or twelve!

And maybe some room for some kids that need help, that could grow to love themselves from loving the animals!

06-22-2001, 11:55 PM
to Genia:

of course you can have a reserve! in this thread we can have whatever we want. all the way from including the reality of this planet, to having infinate amounts of money to buy land and animals, to creating new planets.

i love the dragonlance books. i wish i could remember some of the other series i have fallen in love w/ about dragons.
ever read Silver Wolf? (i read book one and two of three, but i like silver wolf the best.)

12-08-2002, 08:38 PM
i would have more cats.....i would love to be available to all cats that needed a forever home.......thats quite a dream huh?

12-08-2002, 09:08 PM
I would love to have a monkey, but that's so much work. I've always wanted a hedgehog but they are illegal in Az.

12-08-2002, 09:24 PM
I've always dreamed of having a chimpanzee!

12-08-2002, 09:43 PM
I would have a CAT! :)

12-08-2002, 10:05 PM
dogs, hegdehog, meerkat

12-08-2002, 10:37 PM
Well, if I was a multimillionaire, and had all the time, space and money I could possibly want ....

I would have Duckbill Platypuses ... Platypi?

And Sea Otters and seals.

And a colony of Flying Foxes (big fuzzy bats) ... like Pomeranians with wings!

And Wallabies .... and Koala bears ... and Bush Babies ...

And salt-water fish ....

But .... realistically ... I really don't want anything else in my house right now, I have MORE than enough pets!