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About 5.7 million people nationwide own fish as pets.

Some feel the problem with a kitten is it becomes a cat.

Our Fascination with
BY DAN SMITH

Most of us have pets and we spend the money and
time to take care of them. Even if a heck of a lot of
them-like us-are too fat.

WE ALL LOVE TO TELL PET
STORIES, because just about all
of us have had pets. The stories
are often funny, heart-warming,
human. They tell of our love and
devotion to another species, one
we house and feed, exercise, teach
tricks and pay large sums of money
to care for medically.
Pets are expensive and often require as much time and attention
as small children, but that doesn't
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Pets

deter us. Our pets often reflect
who we are: sleek and upscale,
scruffy, overweight, lazy, athletic,
healthy, sickly, neurotic, angry, intelligent and sweet.
There is no doubt we love them.
The American Veterinary Medical Association tells us that dogs
and cats are the most popular pets
in the U.S. with more dog than
cat households, but more cats than
dogs in total (74 million-70 milTHEROANOKER.COM


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