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Do You Favor One of Your Pets?

Do You Favor One of Your Pets?

Friends frequently ask me which of my dogs I love more, Sanchez or Gina. It’s a funny question, as I doubt many people ask parents of human children which child they love the most. But, by appearance sake, friends suspect I love Gina more. She is younger, higher drive and requires more of my attention. It’s not unusual for me to take frequent work breaks and tug with Gina, to help her burn off energy.

Tugging with Gina

What people sometimes donít see is that while I am tugging with Gina, Iím frequently discreetly giving Sanchez treats. Or sometimes, Iím rubbing Sanchezís tummy while Iím tugging with Gina.

Tummy Rubs for Sanchez while Tugging with Gina

But, in reality, I love them both more than I ever could have imagined loving any dog again after my Golden passed. The good news about love is that it is infinite.

How about you? Do you favor one of your pets? Or do people think so? Thanks for sharing your experiences in a comment below.

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Lisa Spector

Lisa Spector is a concert pianist, Juilliard graduate, and canine music expert. She is co-founder of Through a Dog's Ear, the first music clinically demonstrated to calm the canine nervous system. Their new high-tech pet gadget, iCalmDog, is the portable solution to canine anxiety. Lisa shares her home and her heart with her two "career change" Labrador Retrievers from Guide Dogs for the Blind, Sanchez and Gina. Follow Lisa's blog here.

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2:35AM PDT on Oct 3, 2014

I didn't think I had a favorite cat until last year. My step son came to stay with us for 3 weeks and he asked me if Tuxedo was my favorite. I told him that I love all of them!! He said I seemed to baby Tux more than the others.
Maybe I do. He & his sister (I have her also) were born in a barn and weren't really socialized.
She got sick when she was 9 months old and had to have a blood transfusion. When she came home after being at the Vet's hospital for a week, she was totally different.
Tuxedo has always been skittish, but when I talk to him, he relaxes! I guess he knows Mama loves him!

5:55AM PDT on Sep 15, 2014

Similar case to treat one's children

6:43PM PDT on Aug 7, 2014

No.
I try not to favor one over the other.

3:30PM PDT on Aug 7, 2014

No i do not .

2:49AM PDT on Aug 5, 2014

I would like to thank all Care2 members who already signed my petition.
if no, please help give an happy end to that sad story :
1) Care 2
2) PeticaoPublica.com

But unfortunately this is still not the end of the sufferings for those animals. This Monday 28th july a stray horse was hit by a car and was euthanized due to an open fracture. link : Tribuna de Petropolis
As some people of the city and from the neighborhoods, took them to a sanctuary*, the hope is rising, it's up to you to make it grow by still sharing the petitions. I will tell you more about the sanctuary in the next update...

Thank you for caring

2:49AM PDT on Aug 5, 2014

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ADOPT A SHELTER PET
DON'T BUY IN A SHOP ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

1:38PM PDT on Aug 4, 2014

Love them all!

7:26PM PDT on Aug 2, 2014

Never had more than one pet at a time so it never came up.

4:10PM PDT on Aug 2, 2014

noted

12:30PM PDT on Aug 2, 2014

No i don`t

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