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28th Jul '16 8:31:15 PM PaulA
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* ''[[{{Literature/Fudge}} Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing]]'' has a significant plot thread following Peter caring for his new pet turtle, Dribble.

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* ''[[{{Literature/Fudge}} Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing]]'' ''Literature/TalesOfAFourthGradeNothing'' has a significant plot thread following Peter caring for his new pet turtle, Dribble. Dribble.
26th Feb '16 9:32:17 PM sabrina_diamond
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TruthInTelevision in that many people are unprepared the first time they bring an animal into their lives. People also have a tendency not to figure out what would be a good kind of pet before getting one. [[CaptainObvious Large working breeds of dog typically don't get on very well in a tiny apartment]]. Unfortunately, RealLife also has a lot more people who decide [[KickTheDog the pet just isn't worth the hassle, and dump it on the streets or in a shelter]].

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TruthInTelevision in that many people are unprepared the first time they bring an animal into their lives. People also have a tendency not to figure out what would be a good kind of pet before getting one. [[CaptainObvious Large working breeds of dog typically don't get on very well in a tiny apartment]]. Unfortunately, RealLife also has a lot ''a lot'' more people who often decide [[KickTheDog the pet just isn't worth the hassle, and dump it on the streets or in a shelter]].
shelter instead]].
14th Jun '15 9:41:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''PhilipHallLikesMeIReckonMaybe'' has a chapter in which Beth's parents agree that she can get a puppy. Her discovery that she is allergic to dogs causes issues as she desperately tries to find a way around the allergy or find a breed of dog that won't make her sick. [[spoiler: She is unable to find a dog that she can keep, and has to deal with giving up on the idea of having a dog of her own.]]
* ''MyDogSkip'' - Willie Morris is unable to make friends as a kid so his mom gets a terrier puppy for him because his only friend (A high school student) goes to fight in WWII, the dog which he names Skip goes on to enrich his life as well as become well loved by the community.
* ''MarleyAndMe'' - The story of writer and columnist John Grogan and his family's dog Marley, who is a manic, energetic and not that bright, that same unruly dog manages to win them over both because of his crazy antics (Marley can actually chew thru drywall) and because of moments that show that he is truly the most loyal friend the couple can have.
* In ''MyFriendFlicka'' Ken is already familiar with horses, but getting a filly of his own is the first time he truly shoulders the burden of responsibility, and has to actually deal with the issues that come up.

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* ''PhilipHallLikesMeIReckonMaybe'' ''Literature/PhilipHallLikesMeIReckonMaybe'' has a chapter in which Beth's parents agree that she can get a puppy. Her discovery that she is allergic to dogs causes issues as she desperately tries to find a way around the allergy or find a breed of dog that won't make her sick. [[spoiler: She is unable to find a dog that she can keep, and has to deal with giving up on the idea of having a dog of her own.]]
* ''MyDogSkip'' ''Literature/MyDogSkip'' - Willie Morris is unable to make friends as a kid so his mom gets a terrier puppy for him because his only friend (A high school student) goes to fight in WWII, the dog which he names Skip goes on to enrich his life as well as become well loved by the community.
* ''MarleyAndMe'' ''Literature/MarleyAndMe'' - The story of writer and columnist John Grogan and his family's dog Marley, who is a manic, energetic and not that bright, that same unruly dog manages to win them over both because of his crazy antics (Marley can actually chew thru drywall) and because of moments that show that he is truly the most loyal friend the couple can have.
* In ''MyFriendFlicka'' ''Literature/MyFriendFlicka'' Ken is already familiar with horses, but getting a filly of his own is the first time he truly shoulders the burden of responsibility, and has to actually deal with the issues that come up.
8th Sep '13 10:45:08 AM shamblingdead
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19th Aug '13 1:56:10 AM Nexus
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* ''[[TheHauntingHourTheSeries The Haunting Hour]]''- in "Best Friends Forever", Jake has trouble keeping his pets alive for more than a week, so he gets a zombie as a pet, who can't die.

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* ''[[TheHauntingHourTheSeries The Haunting Hour]]''- in ''Series/TheHauntingHour'': In "Best Friends Forever", Jake has trouble keeping his pets alive for more than a week, so he gets a zombie as a pet, who can't die.
26th Apr '13 7:51:23 AM fruitstripegum
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* ''Philip Hall Likes Me. I Reckon Maybe.'' has a chapter in which Beth's parents agree that she can get a puppy. Her discovery that she is allergic to dogs causes issues as she desperately tries to find a way around the allergy or find a breed of dog that won't make her sick. [[spoiler: She is unable to find a dog that she can keep, and has to deal with giving up on the idea of having a dog of her own.]]
* ''My Dog Skip'' - Willie Morris is unable to make friends as a kid so his mom gets a terrier puppy for him because his only friend (A high school student) goes to fight in WWII, the dog which he names Skip goes on to enrich his life as well as become well loved by the community.

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* ''Philip Hall Likes Me. I Reckon Maybe.'' ''PhilipHallLikesMeIReckonMaybe'' has a chapter in which Beth's parents agree that she can get a puppy. Her discovery that she is allergic to dogs causes issues as she desperately tries to find a way around the allergy or find a breed of dog that won't make her sick. [[spoiler: She is unable to find a dog that she can keep, and has to deal with giving up on the idea of having a dog of her own.]]
* ''My Dog Skip'' ''MyDogSkip'' - Willie Morris is unable to make friends as a kid so his mom gets a terrier puppy for him because his only friend (A high school student) goes to fight in WWII, the dog which he names Skip goes on to enrich his life as well as become well loved by the community.



* In ''My Friend Flicka'' Ken is already familiar with horses, but getting a filly of his own is the first time he truly shoulders the burden of responsibility, and has to actually deal with the issues that come up.

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* In ''My Friend Flicka'' ''MyFriendFlicka'' Ken is already familiar with horses, but getting a filly of his own is the first time he truly shoulders the burden of responsibility, and has to actually deal with the issues that come up.
15th Dec '12 2:35:20 AM SeptimusHeap
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[[PeopleSitOnChairs Just because a character has a pet and it happens to be their first does not qualify as this trope]]. There needs to be a significant focus on dealing with learning how to care for and love the animal.

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[[PeopleSitOnChairs [[Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs Just because a character has a pet and it happens to be their first does not qualify as this trope]]. There needs to be a significant focus on dealing with learning how to care for and love the animal.
10th Sep '12 4:48:15 AM ManCalledTrue
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' had Rainbow Dash decide that she wanted a pet and hold a contest to decide which one she wanted. Her initial decision was based on the fact that all her friends had pets and she just wanted to jump on the band wagon. Her main concerns were that she get a pet that was "cool" and that would make her look good. Over the episode she learns that it is more important that a pet be an animal with whom she could share love and affection.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' had Rainbow Dash decide that she wanted a pet and hold a contest to decide which one she wanted. Her initial decision was based on the fact that all her friends had pets and she just wanted to jump on the band wagon. Her main concerns were that she get a pet that was "cool" and that would make her look good. Over the episode she learns that it is more important that a pet be an animal with whom she could share love and affection. [[spoiler:She ends up with a turtle (tortoise!) that saved her life, which she dubs Tank.]]
10th Sep '12 4:45:40 AM FireWalk
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* ''LiloAndStitch'' has elements of this. Lilo expects a dog to drink out of a baby bottle and sleep in a doll bed, and Nani is inclined to return him to the pound when things don't seem to be working out. Stitch, however, is not a normal pet, so most of the incidents in the movie are not consistent with what would happen getting a real dog.

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* ''LiloAndStitch'' ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' has elements of this. Lilo expects a dog to drink out of a baby bottle and sleep in a doll bed, and Nani is inclined to return him to the pound when things don't seem to be working out. Stitch, however, is not a normal pet, so most of the incidents in the movie are not consistent with what would happen getting a real dog.



* ''TheBerenstainBears'' has a book about the Bear family getting a puppy named Lady and learning to take care of her.

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* ''TheBerenstainBears'' ''Literature/TheBerenstainBears'' has a book about the Bear family getting a puppy named Lady and learning to take care of her.



* ''FullHouse'' covered this more than once. First was an episode dedicated to the family getting a dog. In a later episode, Michelle got a goldfish as her first pet. She accidentally killed it, but was later able to overcome her sadness by taking better care of the second goldfish. Other episodes covered the kids trying to get animals like a horse and a donkey, and running into the issues that come with those animals.
* The title character on ''{{Monk}}'' had a great dislike for animals in general. There was one episode though, in which he had to care for a dog and (despite his initial protests) found himself getting to really like it. Ultimately, [[spoiler: he decided to give the dog and her new puppies to a little girl and her family because he thought the dog would be happier and better off with them.]]
* ''TheHauntingHour''- in "Best Friends Forever", Jake has trouble keeping his pets alive for more than a week, so he gets a zombie as a pet, who can't die.

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* ''FullHouse'' ''Series/FullHouse'' covered this more than once. First was an episode dedicated to the family getting a dog. In a later episode, Michelle got a goldfish as her first pet. She accidentally killed it, but was later able to overcome her sadness by taking better care of the second goldfish. Other episodes covered the kids trying to get animals like a horse and a donkey, and running into the issues that come with those animals.
* The title character on ''{{Monk}}'' ''Series/{{Monk}}'' had a great dislike for animals in general. There was one episode though, in which he had to care for a dog and (despite his initial protests) found himself getting to really like it. Ultimately, [[spoiler: he decided to give the dog and her new puppies to a little girl and her family because he thought the dog would be happier and better off with them.]]
* ''TheHauntingHour''- ''[[TheHauntingHourTheSeries The Haunting Hour]]''- in "Best Friends Forever", Jake has trouble keeping his pets alive for more than a week, so he gets a zombie as a pet, who can't die.



* An episode of ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' had Rainbow Dash decide that she wanted a pet and hold a contest to decide which one she wanted. Her initial decision was based on the fact that all her friends had pets and she just wanted to jump on the band wagon. Her main concerns were that she get a pet that was "cool" and that would make her look good. Over the episode she learns that it is more important that a pet be an animal with whom she could share love and affection.

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* An episode of ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' had Rainbow Dash decide that she wanted a pet and hold a contest to decide which one she wanted. Her initial decision was based on the fact that all her friends had pets and she just wanted to jump on the band wagon. Her main concerns were that she get a pet that was "cool" and that would make her look good. Over the episode she learns that it is more important that a pet be an animal with whom she could share love and affection.
9th Sep '12 9:07:42 AM Dacilriel
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