Do pet owners go through multiple pets in their lifetime or do you eventually stop after 1 or 2 cause of the depression?

Do pet owners go through multiple pets in their lifetime or do you eventually stop after 1 or 2 cause of the depression? I dont think i can get another pet after one lived so long.

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    all i know is that as soon as i was laid from my job i immediately adopted my fourth dog.
    just can't leave without and i loved them all very much.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My original cat suddenly went feral on me and we had to literally call someone to come here and drag it out of the house because of how violent it was getting

    I think stuff like that is far worse than old age

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    depends but usually pets do get replaced
    or if the pet is a tortoise or parrot or something, the owner gets replaced

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No, my family has had tons of pets die of old age and we eventually get more. Perhaps another dog, perhaps something else. My brother for instance has had a bunch of cockatiels for nearly two decades now and the last of them are dying of old age. We've had seven dogs, all died of old age over the past 40+ years my parents have been married. My sister in fact just recently lost a dog at around 12 years and she's planning to get another in a couple years when her kids are a little older. I haven't had a dog since high school but I do plan on getting one within the next two years or so. All of our pets have moved all over with us, and gone with us when we all moved out (e.g. my sister's dog went with her when she moved out, my brother's birds when he moved out).

      Yes it's sad but that doesn't outweigh the years and years we have with them.

      >the pet is a tortoise or parrot or something, the owner gets replaced
      kek

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If I do it right, I have enough life in me for two more "generations" of cats before I die.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I got these two as kittens around 13 years ago.
      One passed from kidney failure, other is going strong.
      When he passes, I plan to get two more.
      But I work more hours now, I might not be able to get kittens as it would take more work.
      But I definitely want a pair.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    1Blonde-ish cat kinda fat, dead then the "sister" gray black filled the fatcat role and while on the deathbed, i forgot how I got the whitegrayblonde appeared but it was here when the 2nd died, 3rd one then got fucked in a literal sense and now its 3 other ones blackwhite/blondewhiteblack/blondewhiteblack

    I don't feel much, but it is unlucky I won't be able to pet them anymore, but atleast these 4 are probably outliving me

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >depression
    Don't cling to the illusion of permanence. It sucks, and I'm always a mess when my cats have passed away, but at the same time its something you're agreeing to when you get an animal who's lifespan is only going to be a fraction of yours.
    I'd also like to think that I gave those animals a better home and life than they may have had otherwise.
    But loss is a part of life, the sooner you can accept and embrace it, the better you'll be in the long run.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This tbdesu, in the end it's just an animal and needs to die eventually. I can understand getting really sad when they get run over or die otherwise prematurely, but what is the point of mourning weeks over an animal that dies of old age?
      Same goes for humans.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Get a tortoise

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm on cat number 4, but he's already lived 7 times longer than the previous record holder.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How long do you wait before deciding to just keep doing that

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Doing what?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          How long is the gap between each new cat?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Cat 3 and 4 were siblings, so they came together, but the one before that within the year I think. It kinda just disappeared so it took a little longer because we never found it.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            How long is the gap between each new cat?

            Oops replied to myself

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I feel this way less and less as each dog passes. on one hand each pet is irreplaceable, but on the other hand you love each one in a different way and it becomes harder and harder to imagine yourself not having one around, they dont replace each other but they do fill the same pet-shaped hole in your heart, just differently each time.

    My third dog is 13 and has kidney cancer atm and could go soon, while it doesn't get less depressing in the final moments, the idea of moving on and starting anew afterwards does get easier.
    It sucks that they, dogs especially, live so much shorter than we do, but then again it's kinda great that we get to experience their lifecycle so many times and each one so unique from the last

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The best thing to do is time them. Get a dog and have it for a few years then get a puppy. Once the older dog passes, barring any health problems or accidents, you'll still have the second dog to help with the grief. Then you eventually get another puppy and just repeat this process.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      the second animal helps the first live longer. more exercise, lower cortisol, etc. animals do, believe it or not, do better with some friends from their own species.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Despite what they'd have you believe, petfags actually don't care about or respect their animals much at all. They are simply ornaments or sources of entertainment to them.
    They'll have a replacement heckin' flooferino less than a week after Rover's in the ground

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It depends, getting another pet before your current one passes away might soften the blow

    For me it's been 10 years since I had to put my dog down and I'm finally thinking of getting another, which is why I started browsing Wauf

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The best thing to do is time them. Get a dog and have it for a few years then get a puppy. Once the older dog passes, barring any health problems or accidents, you'll still have the second dog to help with the grief. Then you eventually get another puppy and just repeat this process.

      I've never had dogs and I was wondering, doesn't introducing a new dog to the resident one create problems? I ask because with cats it's a bad idea. Cats are very territorial and introducing a kitten when they're already adults (if not seniors) just to cope with their death later, is selfish. It would put a strain on the older cat that is already dealing with the old age and is more prone to fall ill.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It shouldn't be done with a dog that hates other dogs but most of the time it works out well. It depends on the temperament of the animals and if they are introduced properly. I wouldn't get a puppy when the dog is extremely old either. I meant somewhere in between when the dog is already an adult to their early senior years.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >It shouldn't be done with a dog that hates other dogs but most of the time it works out well. It depends on the temperament of the animals and if they are introduced properly.
          Makes sense. This logic applies to cats too, but it's much more difficult to see satisfying results. What the owner hopes for is that the cats start to ignore each other after weeks of dumb fights and hissing.

          My family's done the same idea of having 2 different aged dogs at a time and adopting a puppy a bit after the older dog passes, the older dog is usually kinda avoidant at first but they always end up being close after a few months or so. It's probably a lot easier if you introduce a puppy instead of a full-grown dog though.
          Dogs are pack animals after all, dunno about cats

          >Dogs are pack animals after all
          Yeah this helps too.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        My family's done the same idea of having 2 different aged dogs at a time and adopting a puppy a bit after the older dog passes, the older dog is usually kinda avoidant at first but they always end up being close after a few months or so. It's probably a lot easier if you introduce a puppy instead of a full-grown dog though.
        Dogs are pack animals after all, dunno about cats

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I think at this point id just get an animal that outlives me like a parrot or whatever

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Get a tortoise and pass him down in your will

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My grandmother has had over 55 dogs, most only lasting a month or two. Most people just get over it or see their dogs as some sort of novelty

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      wtf

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/fgy0ndJ.png

        wtf, did your grandmother invent SMASHED & SLAMMED Toadlines or what

        https://i.imgur.com/USWq8LQ.png

        https://i.imgur.com/a9DDNEP.png

        Was your grandmother Chinese by any chance?

        She would just never let them in so they would get eaten by coyotes, freeze, get heatstroke etc. Her track record with cats is far worse. I always assumed it was just a normal farmer thing to do though.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Your grandmother was a horrible cold hearted person and is assuredly burning in hell. I am actually angry that she reproduced and that you exist.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          No that's genuinely fucking awful. Coyotes are one thing but most farmers generally try to keep their dogs/cats alive even if they're not house pets, your grandmother was genuinely neglectful and I hope you don't take after her.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Except this didn't happen because your "grandmother" is a fictional character and you made all of this up for some edgy "uhhhgggm, dogs and cats shuld be left outsihde" agenda

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You must be fun at parties.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          If this isn't bait and she's still alive please beat the shit out of her and record it.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I grew up on a farm. Two of our dogs were run over by a car but the rest died of old age.

          Cats are a different story. We treated them somewhere between a pet and a pest. They were pretty much on their own, and many of them wouldn't make it to adulthood. Cows would often lay down and crush them (I tried my best to prevent it but you can't watch them all night and they're fucking stupid.)
          It fucking sucks but cats reproduce quickly and need population control.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >I always assumed it was just a normal farmer thing to do though.
          pretty normal

          cats and dogs on a ranch are fairly disposable and constantly reproducing.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            It depends on how evolved you are.

            Less evolved man (in rural areas, he is recently devolved) stumbles through life and things just happen, evolved man takes control and protects his investment.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >investment.
              not sure you understand how barn cats work
              they're not an investment

              farm dogs might be but they're usually not.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                If a dog isn’t an investment you’re doing something wrong. Homo erectus tier inbred hicks usually are.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                a good ass barn cat is definitely an investment. cats are so fucking stupid that even huskies that consciously refuse to obey out of pride are more trainable. if a cat is a good ratter and well behaved for people it's a genetic miracle and should be preserved and revered at all costs.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Bait.
          Stop farming for (You)s gay.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      wtf, did your grandmother invent SMASHED & SLAMMED Toadlines or what

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Was your grandmother Chinese by any chance?

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