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If you had a chance to Become a Pet in Housepet Universe, Would you take it?
It does not garauntee fortunate life. You can be living With Shasha's dad or can be Having expensive kibbles everyday.
Also, If you had a chance to Become a Pet in real life, would you take it?
;Eitherway You will be losing your Friends and relatives, but not family. You can meet them as pet, but they can't identify you as your self, except your family. You lose your self pretty much.
Would you?
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this actually belongs in the Comic section, so I'll be moving it.
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In real life? Totally not. Their lives are boring.

In the Housepets! universe? I dunno, it's tempting. The shorter life would suck, but being able to live in virtually eternal youth is pretty sweet. I'd probably not, though, 'cause I figure I can do more good for the world as a human.
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Like my life the way it is, but if i had a chance, i would choose Maxwell just to hang out with Grape. =P
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Being a pet in real life would absolutely be simpler. I can't deny that I envy my cats sometimes; sleeping most of the day away, and not having to give a crap about school or work or anything like that. Would I give up my family, friends, and humanity for that? Nah. Not a chance.

In the Housepets! universe, however, I totally would. I'm not really interested in "making a mark" in the world, or being a "revolutionary". Everything that I care about in life is pretty easily accessible as a pet. The shorter life-span thing would be a bit of a bummer, but at the same time, heaven is confirmed and seems like a pretty awesome place for pets in the HP! universe. So, overall, yeah. I'd be a pet. Preferably a cat, but I could dig being a dog too.
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Real life is very very painful, I'll take the chance!

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to answer simply, no on both cases. I like my life. I've had no hardships to speak of. yes, I'd love to sit around all day, but I pretty much do that anyway when I don't have homework to do. and I don't want to never be with my family again. plus, they'd worry that I went missing, and I don't want to put them through that.
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Wow, Everyone seems to be having a Perfect life!; or at least not having a hard time that makes you think about changing yourself in to Pet.
It even makes me feel even sadder. :( *sob sob*

Yeah, I should Delete the about losing Family part.
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Probably, people kinda suck the whole eternal youth idea that Sleet mentioned is pretty appealing. Why worry about all the problems that come with growing up and becoming responsible if you dont have to?
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In real life? Probably not, itd be interesting though. Dogs dont seem to worry about squat. eat, sleep, poop, play. And cats have that "do what you want" thing goin on. The thought sometimes crosses my mind. (Usually on work swamped days :D ). In the Housepets universe? Maybe leaning towards a yes (maybe...). Exciting, longer lives, opposable thumbs, the ability to communicate with other species. Pretty cool.
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Roarin wrote:In real life? Probably not, itd be interesting though. Dogs dont seem to worry about squat. eat, sleep, poop, play. And cats have that "do what you want" thing goin on. The thought sometimes crosses my mind. (Usually on work swamped days :D ). In the Housepets universe? Maybe leaning towards a yes (maybe...). Exciting, longer lives, opposable thumbs, the ability to communicate with other species. Pretty cool.
longer than pets here. still shorter than your life as a human.
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yeah... wont be able to live to 100. What's the average life in HP? 40-50ish?
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yeah, about half a human lifespan.
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Well, in a simple switch, then no on both counts. Not being ablt to properly communicate or pick things up would be awful in real life. I don't really mind the no family or anything, since that is to be expected, but I wonder at whether I'd be able to keep my humanity, my consciousness.

As for the HP universe, I'd like to be human, really. Just more freedom and opportunity to become what you want in life. However, if I were somehow dropped into the HP universe and asked to choose which to be, I'd choose to be a pet. It is much easier to blend in as a pet than a human suddenly appearing and not knowing all the details of civilization there. Strays can have no past easily, Humans? Not so much... :?
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In real life probably not. I'd miss opposable thumbs and the ability to speak pretty fast.
In Housepets! leaning to yes. Leaving my friends and family though probably means I won't (wouldn't want to worry them).
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I wouldn't like to be a pet in real life. But in HousePets universe, maybe.
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Being a real life pet is a "No" for me.
A pet in the HP universe, definite maybe, but only because you could a lot more things than a real life pet.
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I think being a Pet in the HP universe would be a lot of fun, though I wouldn't give up my real life for anything.
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I would choose to be a housepets pet but definitely not a normal pet. A Housepets pet, because they can do a bunch more stuff than a normal pet.

I know this was about becoming a pet but what if instead of becoming a pet, you could change this world into the Housepets! universe? Would you?
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yes to being a RL pet.

and Yes to becoming a Housepets pet.

Lifespan is no issue for me, i'm only going to live as long as a housepet does at this point.
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I'd take it, if it wasn't permanent, like in King's case. I'm sure it would be real fun, but there's still lot I want to do which I couldn't do as a pet. While also it being rather responsible free life, I'd miss some rights I wouldn't have as a pet.
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musclecar326 wrote: you could change this world into the Housepets! universe? Would you?
well, I wouldn't. I don't have right to change other's human being:p
Keeshah wrote:yes to being a RL pet.
EvanAierkan wrote:I'd take it, if it wasn't permanent, like in King's case. I'm sure it would be real fun.
what?!!? does that mean someday king will change back to human later on?
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what?!!? does that mean someday king will change back to human later on?
Most likely not, but he does have a choice whether he wants to stay as dog or not.
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Being a real life pet would be too boring, I do not envy my pets in the least. Yea, they lounge around all day, my dog and two cats, but that's all they do. I would probably die from boredom if I was a pet IRL.

Be a pet in the HP universe? Really, really tempting as I feel I wouldn't be losing much of anything. My family is annoying, I have little to no friends, haven't done anything remarkable in my life and actually getting a job in the degree I'm working towards is hard to come by. So yea, I probably would. Probably make a list of pros and cons before making a decision though.
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Being a pet in the Housepets! Universe? Deffinitely! Mainly because I have nothing else in my current life, other then people that say I'm their friend. But deffinitely not a real life pet, too boring.

I would love to be a HousePet! I could do litterally anything, even take advantage of other pets to reach the cookie jar on top of the fridge! But yes I'd love to cause it'd be completely amazing in everyway, don't you agree?
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Hmm...sounds tempting but I probably wouldn't do it. I'd rather be the guy who gives love and affection to his pets than rather receive love.
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In real life, can't say I would. I mean the is some temptation there, the freedom to just live without the concerns of modern society acting to burden me has it's allure as do a few other things. But as so many others have said, there would simply be too many things I'd have to give up.

As to becoming a pet in the HP! universe, I'll be honest, I'd take that chance in a heartbeat. There are things from real life I'd miss of course, but there is enough for me to gain from a life in that world for me to accept that. That said, I'd pretty much be okay with being a dog, cat or rabbit, though if I were asked to pick out of those I'd go with being a dog. In truth though, my preference as to what I'd want to be lies elsewhere completely, but it isn't something that strikes me as being at all likely in the HP! universe so I won't bother listing it.

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Shirosune wrote:In truth though, my preference as to what I'd want to be lies elsewhere completely, but it isn't something that strikes me as being at all likely in the HP! universe so I won't bother listing it.
Oh, come on. You can't do that! Now you've got me all curious 'n whatnot. :O
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Heheh, tempted to tell you to guess now...but I suppose I can just play nice, this time at least.

My avatar should give it away to some extent, but yeah, a fox would be my animal of choice given that they have actually been domesticated now. Sadly that hasn't changed their status as 'exotic' pets in most countries though, so it doesn't strike me as a likely thing to have happen in the HP! universe.

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Haha. I guess I should've guessed that. XD

Well, that would make it less likely... but then again we're talking about being sucked into the universe of a comic strip and becoming an anthropomorphized animal. So I don't think it's all that farfetched, honestly. :p
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Shirosune wrote:Heheh, tempted to tell you to guess now...but I suppose I can just play nice, this time at least.

My avatar should give it away to some extent, but yeah, a fox would be my animal of choice given that they have actually been domesticated now. Sadly that hasn't changed their status as 'exotic' pets in most countries though, so it doesn't strike me as a likely thing to have happen in the HP! universe.
They have? where can I get one? :O

On second thought probably not a good idea where I live, some farmer will just come and shoot it one day (Foxes are considered vermin here, and have a bounty on their scalps at the moment). I can still dream however...

I wouldn't mind experiencing life is a Pet for a short while. Now in the Housepets universe? It would be a tough decision. I'm pretty fortunate with the life I have and I'm pretty sure, I couldn't get too much better than what I have. Om the other hand, it would be an interesting experience. One side of me says 'Heck yeah!' and the other side goes 'However...' It would depend on if it was permanent or not. I'd love to experience it if it was temporary however, just to be able to look through different eyes. A more permanent thing would be a very difficult decision indeed. As for what specie that I would want to be, I'm not sure.
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I guess I really wouldn't take the Real Life pet thing, because they just don't have the appeal, I mean sure you've got no worries but you've got no freedoms either.

That's the thing that is so enticing about the Housepets! universe pets. They're basically treated like children (not in a bad sense.) They are seen as intelligent, and (most of them) are given the same freedom, if not more, than a parent would give their child. They get to keep the child-like innocence and naivety, as well as the lack of worries about where their food and shelter is going to come from. They are cared for and have friends who wouldn't desert them in their time of need. I guess its more of a Utopian life than you'll probably ever get as a human.

I think I would have to say yes as if given the opportunity to be an HP! but I would have some regrets, because for instance I would be giving up my relationship with my mate, and I'm not sure if I could do that. If we could go together than I doubt there would be any hesitance on my part!

I guess you also have to think about what kind of life you live, I mean, even with the shortened lifespan, its almost a guaranteed life full of fun, good friends and happiness. If you don't live that good of a life, you could easily envy how they live, and want that simple, easy lifestyle. I myself have had a very hard life, because I never quite fit in and made friends, always had to work for any little thing I wanted, my family didn't really care how I grew up and there wasn't really anyone I had to talk to. I mean now I'm a lot better off once I got away from that, but before then I guess I would have done anything to get away from a life like that.

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Hmm, the Original Post reminded me of a liberal philosophical idea about what kind of society we would create, and therefore should create, due to everyone coming on the same conclusion about what opportunities we would wish to be available to us, and therefore to the whole of society.
I would say no on both counts. Though the idea of being a pet (and thus having all the spare time I wanted to pursue whatever I wanted) is tempting, I would never be taken seriously due to the humans condescending attitude toward their pets (I am referring to being an animal in the Housepets Universe). After all, I can not really see Peanut's comics actually getting published, do you?
And since I would not wish to be a pet in the Housepets Universe, I definitely do not wish to be a pet in the real world.

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If I had a chance to be a pet in Housepets! Universe, then I would probably do it. Just as long as I could eventually see my family and friends again. If I had to leave absolutely everything behind, then I may not.
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First: becoming a pet in real life. I have to decline that idea because I don't think that being a pet in our world is something good unless you find a good owner you're pretty much on you're own (but human life is also like this in many cases) and besides you don't have any friends nor family to help you.

Second: becoming a pet in Housepets! universe. I would accept this one, and yes I've read the terms and consequences. My reasons are that, like many others have mentioned, the Housepets! universe is a platonic vision of a society that interacts with animals wich are like children... so I guess it is an awesome place to live in. I don't mind if I left all that I have in this world behind as long as I could experience new things that's fine for me. If, in any case, I would live in Babylon gardens that would be even more great cause all those characters are very cool and I could make new friends. I don't mind not living much as long as it was a good life than it's ok.

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MilesKingford wrote:Though the idea of being a pet (and thus having all the spare time I wanted to pursue whatever I wanted) is tempting, I would never be taken seriously due to the humans condescending attitude toward their pets (I am referring to being an animal in the Housepets Universe). After all, I can not really see Peanut's comics actually getting published, do you?
Um... Res?

He's a pet, and he is the author of one of the most popular book series in the comic. Peanut's comics wouldn't be published because they aren't very good. Even the other pets recognize that. As long as your owner takes you somewhat seriously, and you have talent, you can still do just as much as a human can, near as we can tell.
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Well, Res only writes his stories.

His owner publishes them. Remember?
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Miss Auburn does not publish the Pridelands books, she's just the publicly-avowed author.
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The point is that a pet can still get their work published if they're good enough. They are treated much like children are in real life, in that they require a parent or guardian in order to handle a lot of the official "business" stuff, but simply being a pet doesn't actually hold them back unless their owner flat-out refuses to do anything for them.

They're disadvantaged, surely. But no more so than child actors or musicians, or kids who become famous for various feats of strength, intelligence, etc. in the real world.
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Problem is, even in Housepets, being a pet is dependent on your owner. A bad owner can mean a pretty unhappy life, where is if your a human, you might have bad family, but you can still get stuff done.

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