I remember that in childhood I dreamed of a dog. And not about some kind of spaniel or poodle, but about a Samoyed husky! Only now, having become a mom, I understood why some dreams remain dreams.
Mom, I promise that I will walk her, feed, scratch and even wash her paws! – the daughter promised me, pointing to a photo of a Newfoundland puppy. I vividly imagined how my six-year-old child pulls a fifty-kilogram dog into the bathroom. The husband immediately supported his daughter, because a house without animals is not a house!
Fine! Take the dog! My family did not believe their happiness. On credit! – I clarified. By a happy coincidence, my friend went on an urgent business trip. She had no one to leave her beloved but mongrel, shaggy friend with.
Saturday … 7 am … Something cold and wet pokes in my face. It’s time to walk! – I kicked my husband. – And do not forget to capture your daughter. The husband sighed, but he had to wake up, because he did not want to wipe the puddle after the dog.
By Sunday evening, those wishing to take home the dog were left. All because walking her in the snow and rain, at seven in the morning on a day off, as it turned out, a dubious pleasure. In addition, for some reason, my husband was surprised at the cost of eating one average dog, vaccinations, training … In short, the idea to start a dog my family refused unanimously.
Cats and cats – a great option for those who living space does not allow to have a dog. In addition, my family is quite satisfied that the cat does not need to walk!
Only my husband was sad. Because I remembered how my parents’ cat endlessly shat at his shoes. Well, I didn’t like his cat, what can you do! And I, too, became sad because I remembered the pleasure with which my mother’s kitten was chewing on flowers.
Why not fish
Arguments for: fish do not spoil the furniture, eat little, do not make noise, and they do not need to walk! The daughter was the only, but weighty argument against: they can not be stroked. Well, my idea of a silent and calm pet failed.
Why not … and let’s get a hamster!
I went to the pet store by accident – hiding from the rain. Wandering past aquariums and cages, I was surprised to find that woolen clumps, wallowing in sawdust, I like! This time all the wishes of my family will be taken into account. Hamster does not need to walk (just change sawdust in the aquarium), he eats little (the family budget does not suffer), does not spoil furniture and shoes, and most importantly, it is quite tame and you can iron it!
So in our family appeared hamster donut. Of course, this is not a smart dog and not a wise cat, but it is a small animal that needs care, and he also needs affection and warmth.
Conclusions that I made for myself:
- A pet should not cause any discomfort to your family.
- It is necessary to choose an animal not only in proportion to its living space, but also opportunities. After all, you cannot explain to a dog or a cat that she will have to eat beet salad due to a wage delay.
- The animal needs care. And, alas, even if you start a little animal not for yourself, but for your child, the lion’s share of worries will fall on you anyway. Be ready for this!