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10 Thoughts on “To Be A Pet Owner

  1. totally agree. i have 4 (or 5… i’ll explain in a second) cats. one is so big we have to give her weekly baths because she can’t clean herself, and you know how much cats love baths! one pukes almost every night in my bedroom so i have to clean cat vomit almost every morning. and with all the cats, i am constantly vacuuming and dusting. luckily, we don’t have an issue with them peeing anywhere other than the litter boxes.

    and for the fifth… the night after christmas, we heard a cat outside yowling for help. he has a collar and no tags. we let him in because it was freezing and as soon as we called for him, he ran to us and jumped into our arms. he was obviously a well cared for, loved cat and we couldn’t just leave him out in the cold. (i hope that if one of ours ever gets out and gets lost, someone would do the same.) we’ve been trying to find his owners, but i have a feeling we just adopted a fifth kitty. i don’t _want_ five cats, but i also couldn’t let a scared, hungry, lost cat stay out in the freezing cold.

    • @heather, that’s really sweet of you. A cat showed up at our door, no collar once and wanted to come in. Sadly Aurora wasn’t having it, at ALL. But luckily we found out it had just wandered over to us to play with Aurora from a house a couple blocks away. I would have taken him in though and locked aurora up so she didn’t kill him.

  2. I like to see people taking the responsibility seriously. I hate it when people get animals for some unknown reason then stick them outside and ignore them except to shout at them if they make noise.

    • @Grant, everytime I go visit my SIL there is this little black cat outside in the freezing cold crying. I always want to help the kitty but apparently the kitty belongs to the neighbor across the street who does that all the time and is never home.

  3. Great post! Yes, people need to know that taking care of a pet is like taking care of a child. The decision should not be made lightly. I resist the kids’ plead because I know I can barely make sure the humans are fed in my household. My kids are old enough to feed themselves, even with candy. You cannot do that to a dog or a cat!

  4. I second this post!!

  5. I agree. where I go, they go, no matter what. my dog who has passed away was really tough to train and I almost gave up so many time, but I kept her and had the best 13 years with her….they are family to me. we have a cat now, and she is good girl, thankfully 🙂

  6. Great post! Both of my cats are adopted and while they certainly have their own “quirks”, they really are my babies and I love them. 🙂

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