Never regret something that made you smile!
I only "wish" I could have a cat or dog but I am SO allergic to them. I was at my sons this weekend and with my granddog and he always makes me feel better. I slept on the couch in the great room and he slept on the floor right next to me all night.
I have been able to have small animals while raising my sons. Each one had a hamster and a parakeet. But after losing the last parakeet who was "so special" I have not been able to even think of getting another pet.
I would be completely insane without my dalmation, Vesta. She is almost 17 years old and the day is coming...if you know what I mean. Other than a few accidents when she can't get to the door fast enough, she is still active and can out-walk me any day. We also have a lab mix who is a 'daddy's boy'. He got hit by a car several years ago and fractured his hip and pelvis so he isn't moving around like he should. But he struggles to get on the bed, and down the stairs when we are in the office.
Their love is unconditional, and you'd be hard pressed to say that about some people!
"Bless The Beasts and The Children". The Capenters, 1970.
I think pets are great! I don't think it matters what type of pet you have, dog, cat, bird, fish or even an iguana, as long as it is bringing you happiness. I have 2 large dogs, Harley is about 85 lbs. and Lucy is around 100 lbs. They not only bring me joy, laughter and companionship, they literally lift me up. Yes, they really do. When I have managed to fall they come and pick me up off the floor. They're faster than my hubby. Both are rescues, Harley from a shelter and Lucy just showed up where my hubby works and he just couldn't stand for her to go to a shelter, so home she came. That was 3 yrs. ago and I was still able to walk around some. The first wk. she was allowed in the house I fell,and out of the blue, Lucy ran to me, put her massive head under my chest and kept pushing until she had her shoulders under me and then she lifted up. I couldn't believe it. Now Harley has learned from her and he too helps me get up.
Pets can be astonishing and always suprising.
Kelly, I'm so glad you're getting all that love and attention from Reese. Our pets have such a way with us, we don't even realize sometimes how much we depend on them. In the past yr and a half, we have lost our beautiful collie, Donovan, our darling rabbit, Thumper and just last week, our precious cockatiel, Sammie. Thankfully, we still have our scottie, Trevor, who will be 12 in Jan. Since we got this little baby, I have called him, Evil Puppy. He got into so many things as a puppy, and yet I found him so funny. He knew that I couldn't resist him, still can't. Where ever I go, he goes. My older son commented on that again the other day. If I move from one room to the other, there is my shadow. If I sit down, he is at my feet. He came into my life at probably the lowest time in my life, I had just lost my beloved nephew, followed by my darling dog. This baby knew I needed him and he has never let me down. He will put his head on my foot and sigh. I melt! He is Mommy's Boy, no doubt about it.
Kelly, you're right, the paperwork may say we are the owners, but we all know better. Enjoy your cuddle bug.
God bless. Alice.