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    Interesting topic. I saw it happening in homes where couples that lost their children. Sometimes a dog or other pet is bought, not to replace the child, because the child would be irreplaceable, but to make the pain more sufferable. Mothers who lost their child may not want to have a new one, but they might be willing to help take care of the pet. Soonafter, the pet manages to win their love and make life easier on them.

    It's known that pets have therapeutic properties, hence their success with people. So I don't think it's always a bad idea to use pets instead of children, although not as real substitutes. The mourn situation above is such an example.
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    I am a huge animal lover, especially of dogs, but I couldn't ever imagine how someone would view owning a dog the same way they would having a child. Having a child is not just a bunch of babysitting to me, its carefully and lovingly preparing another person for a life that is just as important or more important than my own. This is the downfall of modern culture, we are so spoiled with entertainment and conveniences that we put our own selfish needs over the benefit of the folk and the survival and continuation of the life that comes from us.

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    “Dog Mom” Carries Her Pet Around Like It’s a Human Infant



    Abby Fleischman and her fiancé are parents to two goldendoodles, Lena and Olive. The pupper duo is so adorable that their fluffy cuteness has even earned them more than 24,000 Instagram followers — they’re also getting a little famous for the way they are transported, namely Olive, who spends most of her days being toted around by her dog mom in a Baby Björn.

    The Chicago dog mom tells Yahoo Lifestyle that the original idea to put Olive in a Baby Bjorn came out of pure necessity.

    “I decided to get the dog version of the Baby Björn because my fiancé had to travel for work the month of October and left a day after we got Olive. I had our annual apple-picking plans with friends I didn’t want to cancel, and I was sure that other events would come up during this time as well,” she says. “Since Olive was a brand-new puppy, I wasn’t going to leave her at home; she couldn’t walk on a leash yet, and she didn’t have any of her shots, which led to the search to find the perfect carrier.”

    After a thorough Amazon search, she found the perfect Bjorn for dogs.

    Abby has shared several snaps of her goldendoodle bundled up in the Baby Björn, and she says that the couple loves carrying the pup in it, and passersby enjoy it as well.

    “A group of girls thought she was fake, that I was for some reason carrying around a stuffed animal,” Abby recalls. “That was probably the best reaction we got, but most people just loved it and want to come up and meet her. Olive is so chill in it, she just hangs out.”
    https://ca.style.yahoo.com/dog-mom-c...200333218.html

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