Ahh, pets. We have a golden retriever named Achilles who is 4 years old and a Boston terrier Pug mix puppy who is 6 months. They are a riot together. We though for quite some time about
getting a puppy since the level of work involved is so high, but things have worked out nicely. He has completed our family in a way we never had before, and has been the easiest dog I have ever trained or had as a puppy. My golden is showing signs of arthritis, so I believe we may become pain buddies and care for each other.
Cats, well, we have 5 right now. They are 13, 2 who are 10 years old, and 2 who are 5 years old. Only the 13 year old cat is one I brought into my home. The others were strays my ex-husband picked up and left behind when things didnt work out. When he took his 4, they all came back in carriers on my porch weeks later. At that point, I began a search for homes that never bore fruit. No one in our area responded, and my fiance loves them. So they stay. I love them each as well, but it is a struggle at times for our family to keep up with 6 litter boxes!
Each of our pets has its own quirks and loving personality, and keep me busy for hours with their play and requests for petting. There are many days that they are my only companions and I can't imagine CP without them.