So far, Allison has technically only had two pets. One was a dog we had to give up when Allison was only a few weeks old because it was too difficult to take care of both an indoor dog and a newborn baby. The other was a fish that Allison got as a party favor at a birthday party. After the fish died, I did not bother to get another one because Allison did not have much interest in it anyways. We have visited the local pet stores a few times to play with the puppies. Allison likes looking at them when they are in cages but when they are let out to play, she gets cautious and does not approach them anymore once they get jumpy. Maybe she just has to warm up to them because she gets a little scared of the energetic puppies.
Eventually, my husband and I want to move our little family to a house that has a few acres of land. Maybe then, we will be able to get an outdoor pet. I cannot have an indoor pet, however, unless it is like a turtle or something in a small cage. Having indoor dogs was one of the biggest mistakes not only because of the mess they make, but because of how whiny and attached they were. I guess I’m not as much of a dog person as I once thought. That is why I do not want any big animal in the house, not now or ever. Allison’s grandparents have baby chicks that they bought to raise and Allison really enjoyed visiting them. She petted the chicks and loved to watch them in the cage. I like baby ducks more than chicks but the duck would also be a lot of work and that is not something I am interested in owning at this moment. What pets do YOU have and what level of maintenance are they?
Proverbs 12:10 (NIV?) A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal, But even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.