• Question: Do you like animals? Cos i do :) why do you like/dislike animals and what is your favourite animal?

    Asked by saracallaway to Davie, Gemma, James P, James V, Nuala on 26 Jun 2012. This question was also asked by alex2.
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      James Verdon answered on 26 Jun 2012:

      Hi saracallaway and alex2,
      I love animals. I just find them really fun and relaxing to be around. My family always had pet dogs as a kid. Unfortunately, I don’t have time to look after a pet at the moment, because I’m always travelling around. If I do settle down a bit more, I’d love to have a dog or two.

    • Photo: James Pope

      James Pope answered on 26 Jun 2012:

      Hi saracallaway and alex2,

      I like animals to! When I was younger I got to spend some summers helping out on a farm and I got help give birth to a calf, by pulling on the rope they use to aid getting the calf out. I was only 7 so I didn’t really do that much, but it was so cool to be there when the calf was born, who knows I may have drunk her milk when she was older (although probably not 🙁 ).

      Like James V I don’t have any pets right now, mainly because I rent where I stay and you often can’t have pets when you rent a place, but hopefully when I have my own house I’ll have a dog, I’m a big fan of labordoodles, my friend has one, called Zak and he was just this big bouncy ball of crazy energy and he was great fun to take on walks and play with!

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      Nuala Carson answered on 26 Jun 2012:

      Hey saracallaway,

      I LOVE animals! I grew up having lots of pets and it really annoys me that most landlords dont let you have pets in rented accommodation! I really miss not having a pet at the moment.

      I have two favorite animals really i love penguins because i think they are so funny the way the waddle along, and i also love monkey as they are just so amazing to watch! They can be so like humans its freaky!

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      Gemma Purser answered on 28 Jun 2012:

      I love animals!! My parents always took me to nature reserves when i was young where we would go looking for different birds, insects and mammals and trying to see lots of different species. Everytime I go on holiday I always like looking at the different species of animals there too. Ive seen some cool things like jackass penguins and sectary birds in Africa, minke whales in Iceland and black squirrels in Slovenia. It would be really difficult for me to chose which one I liked the most!
      I like cats though and so I would probably have to say cats becuase they are great to cuddle!