If you could only have one animal as a pet .What would it be and why?

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Let's see where this takes us . My animal would be a Red footed tortoise. They always make me smile even when I'm having a really bad day.
 

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A male malinois. Why? Because they can do amazing things in the right hands, including warding off attackers and keeping me and my family safe. There are lots of neat pets out there in the world, but nothing is going to give a person return on investment like a good dog.

Glad I'm not limited to one pet in real life.

Here is my boy doing his thing at work:
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a dog , as zeropilot said , "no-brainer" , seems natural . the connection is unmatched in nature ......... we've evolved together ....... zeropilot , all that 2.4lb'er needs to do is bark , that's all mine need to do , after that they're the least of your problems .......

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A male malinois. Why? Because they can do amazing things in the right hands, including warding off attackers and keeping me and my family safe. There are lots of neat pets out there in the world, but nothing is going to give a person return on investment like a good dog.

Glad I'm not limited to one pet in real life.

Here is my boy doing his thing at work:
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I absolutely love the breed. Do you own one?
 

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Misty! I'll be totally lost when her time comes.

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A dog would be my choice. I love all kinds of animals but there's nothing like a dog.
I had a dog named Misty, had her 17 years. ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1469932764.342224.jpg sheltie cocker spaniel cross as far as we could tell.
And this is Aspen, she will be 15 in October. Springer Lab cross ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1469932938.497674.jpg
My next dog will be a German Shepherd guide dog.
 

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A dog would be my choice. I love all kinds of animals but there's nothing like a dog.
I had a dog named Misty, had her 17 years. View attachment 181939 sheltie cocker spaniel cross as far as we could tell.
And this is Aspen, she will be 15 in October. Springer Lab cross View attachment 181940
My next dog will be a German Shepherd guide dog.
Awww! I love senior dogs! And senior people! And senior every living thing. There's something very endearing about all that earthly youthful vibrant beauty being replaced by stillness of wisdom...your dogs are very cute. And german shepherd guides are awesome. I am sorry about your vision troubles. I hope you get your guide dog as soon as you are ready for one. I know you will love him(or her)
 

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Awww! I love senior dogs! And senior people! And senior every living thing. There's something very endearing about all that earthly youthful vibrant beauty being replaced by stillness of wisdom...your dogs are very cute. And german shepherd guides are awesome. I am sorry about your vision troubles. I hope you get your guide dog as soon as you are ready for one. I know you will love him(or her)
I wish dogs lived 50 or 100 years. It is so hard to lose them. I have been very lucky and had mine for a long time. I won't get a guide dog until Aspen is gone. She is the center of the universe and would really be ticked off if another dog came along. She has hip dysplasia a front legs also. It's getting harder and harder for her to get up and move around. I know a hard decision is coming. But she's lasted a lot longer than I ever thought she would when she first got diagnosed. So I'm doing the best I can to keep her comfortable and happy.
 

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I wish dogs lived 50 or 100 years. It is so hard to lose them. I have been very lucky and had mine for a long time. I won't get a guide dog until Aspen is gone. She is the center of the universe and would really be ticked off if another dog came along. She has hip dysplasia a front legs also. It's getting harder and harder for her to get up and move around. I know a hard decision is coming. But she's lasted a lot longer than I ever thought she would when she first got diagnosed. So I'm doing the best I can to keep her comfortable and happy.
Oh I know! I just recently lost my 17 yr old kitty girl, and another one who's 15 is showing the signs... It is extremely hard to let them go over that Rainbow Bridge. I used to have a dog, little golden cocker spaniel girl whom I got as just 6 wk old puppy while I was 16. We were both growing up while being "joined at the hip". I had brought her to America when I was moving here in 1989, lost her to cancer 3 yrs later... I was devastated and took me a long time to get through the grieving losing her
 

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So most will pick man's best friend.... The dog ! I have dogs a so called wolf pack . Two Boston's,One English,one black lab ,and two mix breeds . Yeah six dogs crazy right . But all of them are good at keeping the yard safe . My bulldog is good at eating an farting . But the lab will not let strangers in the yard at all . He's the king .
 

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Is farting an English bulldog thing? My friend has one who is a big lap dog and insists on sleeping with her mom which is normal to me. My dog used to sleep with me and now I love to have my cats around. So one time I was spending night with her and we had to share her bed for few hrs... Well, Beulah Mae (the Bulldog) was a fart machine!!!! I thought I wouldn't live to see a daylight! It was TERRIBLE!!!! In the morning once I didn't have to worry about waking up my friend I catapulted out of that bed and couldn't run fast enough outside to get some fresh air. My friend didn't seem to be bothered. She said after a while she stopped noticing it
 
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