I know some people who also swear by their dog, but I am not so attached to animals; it has never worked for me.
I would have said the same before I got my dog but somehow dogs are different from other animals, they're almost like children who will always be loyal and love you even if it's only for survival's sake and because they're selectively bred to be that way. At first I felt very cold towards him but feeling like someone cares about even if he's only a dog is heartwarming and a good counter against loneliness.
>can't take care of himself
>think he can take care for another living being
I'll probably just ignore my dog beside feeding him once the novelty wears off.
Not even animals like me so it doesn't seem worth the effort.
Watch as OP slowly changes his mind when he realizes he didn't cure anything, just got a tiring, long-lasting and expensive problem in his life.
You can always give the dog away to an animal shelter, rescue group, people you may know, sell it for adoption or give it back wherever you got it.
I want to adopt a stray cat from a local shelter but first I need to move out of my grandma's house where I live. She won't let me get a cat because she fears of tripping over him… moving out implies getting a job which I hate bit I will probably do it anyway even though she allows me to live with her without working. I need my space to be alone…
I've never had a pet in my whole life
What did i miss?
Fuck off, I'm rooting for OP. Animals come from an untainted place and they could bring the feeling here.
Dogs and pet owners are wizards mortal enemies. To wish a pet in a wizard's life is to wish him death.
I wish I never had a dog, it'd have saved me a lot of pain and sorrow, and now I wish my parents hadn't adopted one so that I didn't have to live in noise and filth.
Living with an animal in a human house is primal and should be avoided at all costs in a city.
You're an idiot. You're talking to a person who had to take care of 2 dogs and a cat because my parents and brothers are FUCKING IDIOTS, pretty much like yourself. They think it's all about cute and adorable and 'men's best friend' bullshit but forget that those are living breathing animals that SHIT, PISS, EAT, GET SICK AND DIE. Fucking morons have no idea how much this bullshit even cost in terms of emotional stress, time and money. Let me tell you, it's a fucking lot.
What's worse, they get tired of having a pet once they realize that and like the heartless retards they are, just try to get rid of it like some old luggage. It's all "I love my pet!!11 hurr" one second and the next they're tossing the poor thing away like trash. Fuck pet owners.
Look at this moron >>211271
What a fucking joke. I hope your family just get rid of you too.
my familiar was closer to me than ANY human was/ has been.
she made a huge difference in my existence.
nothing can replace her, ever.
pretty stupid video, but then again, I have never heard such thing in my life from anyone that dogs "smile"…maybe it's juts a meme or trend in US, I dunno
dogs however can and do express happiness
> Since I got a puppy all my suicidal thoughts have gone and taking care of my puppy>all my suicidal thoughts have gone
>There were little or no differences in health variables, other than slightly worse mental health and higher BMI in owners.”
>The truth is that three decades of research on the pet effect have produced a muddle of mixed results. (See https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/7c5f/6a51fbea2262946d9494e17d0beb34b96089.pdf for a short review of these studies.) Some investigators have reported that pet owners are better off. Others, however, have found that pet owners have more psychological and health problems than non-owners. These include being more likely to suffer from migraines, insomnia, panic attacks, ulcers, high blood pressure, loneliness, and depression. And still other studies have reported that living with pets had no effect at all on human health and wellbeing. As you might expect, industry press releases extolling the benefits of pet ownership never mention this growing body of scientific research.https://www.avma.org/News/JAVMANews/Pages/180501l.aspx
Spending on pets approaches $70 billion
>According to the report, spending on veterinary care by U.S. pet owners increased 7.0 percent between 2016 and 2017, from $15.95 billion to $17.07 billion. The association estimates a 6.9 percent increase in spending on veterinary care in 2018, exceeding growth estimates for any other category.>Spending on pet food increased 2.9 percent to $29.07 billion in 2017. For pet supplies and over-the-counter medications, spending increased 2.7 percent to $15.11 billion.>In 2017, spending increased 6.9 percent to $6.16 billion in the category of pet services such as grooming, boarding, walking, training, pet-sitting, exercise, and yard services. Spending on purchases of live animals stayed the same at $2.1 billion.>"Talk to any pet owner and they'll tell you how difficult it is to put a dollar limit on what they'd spend to give their loyal companion a happy life, and it's this outlook that continues to drive growth."
Pet owners are brainwashed cattle as always. They're all normalfags who give their love and compassion to dumb animals while they want wizards like me to die and suffer long hours in a shitty job just so I can live another day in this idiocracy.
If you own a pet you're not better than these normalfag scum.
>>211304>They're all normalfags who give their love and compassion to dumb animals while they want wizards like me to die
My dog is the only friend I have, I've never touched or kissed a female in my life and have 0 friends and no human contact outside of buying groceries. Am I not a wizard because I own a dog?
lol, that's some long time dog hater level of research
A bit surprising though.
I have been led to beleive (and would otherwise assume) that dog owners are notably more active and healthy.
Oh, the study is for pet
owners, not just dog owners. My bad
You've pretty much described my mother, every dog she got she got bored of it after a month and let it literally starve, so my grandmother fed them out of pity because the dog was like pic, confined in a small kennel that's built in the house. This happened to four dogs until she donated them, or just abandoned them somewhere, don't know. Eventually she gave up on having pets, but before that she decided to have fish pets, of course the same happened, after a month all the fish died in dirty water, grandmother and I had to clean it afterwards.
I remember when she was complaining to me that even though I've been "privileged" all my life I still turned into a jobless wizard, I told her that she couldn't even take care of fish or dogs, how did she expect a child to turn out alright?
>>211319>opening a can of dog food every day is too much work
How does she generate an income if opening 1 can of dog food a day is too difficult for her?
She used to work for the government, retired due to back problems at 40, since then spends every night outside drinking and having sex like a teenager. Most disgusting human being I've ever met.
Not an option for me as I live with parents that have allergies to cats and dogs are obnoxious anyway (I have to take you outside constantly? Really?). Also, we live in a no-pets-allowed apartment to begin with and I have zero control over that.
I would have a rabbit though, as I am allergic to cats too. But then again they never stop shitting and keeping them alive is like taking care of a goldfish. >>211264
We should have mechanical familiars by now.
I want a dog more than anything but I'm not allowed one because we're renting and the Jew landlords won't accept pets.
She sounds horrible. Sorry she's your mom, anon.
I live at home, so I never considered the possibility.
Never asked either, so it might not be impossible either.
>having a pet
they eat more meat than I do every day
better stuff myself with all that protein
*inhales dog farts* hahaa so funny and cute xD
I have a cat I'm extremely bonded with. She was a tiny baby when I got her, and she has asthma. I feel less lonely but it added the stress of taking care of her and the panic and sadness that the one true friend I have in life, the only creature that has truly made me feel loved, will die long before me and leave me feeling even more alone than before in this awful existence.
I don't want to be forced into giving up 4 hours of every day for the following 15 years.
I'd like to but I know nothing of how to care for them or train them, what to do if they get sick etc.
>>211641>what to do if they get sick
take them to a vet
Do not think about doing anything before you can take care of yourself first
Yeah it really depends how dysfunctional your depression makes you. I get too depressed to change my cats litter trays ( thankfully it only lasts 5-8 days at most ) and have sat there with them begging for food for hours before, but my family can feed them they just can't change the trays. I'm ashamed of it and I wouldn't get pets for myself( mine are family pets ). I however have severe dysfunctional depression where I become a total retarded goblin, for a lot of people who have depression that responds to positive social interaction and positive interaction they can work. When my depression lifts from severe goblin status having pets and caring for them is fulfilling.
Maybe volunteer at a dog place to see if it works, but if you're both a dysfunctional and a caring person it's very distressing to see yourself fail to look after an innocent and caring animal. I only have experience with cats maybe dogs are more emotionally reactive.