Miss Pelican's Perch

Looking at my World from a Different Place



Today’s Daily Post asks “Do you have animals in your life? If yes, what do they mean to you? If no, why have you opted not to?”

siamese paintingI have many animals in my life, but none live with me at the moment.  Over the years I have had dogs, cats, a tortoise, chickens, a cockatiel, a white dove, a peach-faced lovebird, several budgies, hamsters, and lots of tropical fish.

Now I live in a tiny apartment on a busy street and am not allowed to have pets.  But I am, and have been for many years, an “auntie” to many friends’ and relatives’ pets.

I think I may be partial to cats.  When I go to friends’ homes, I spend more time playing with the cats then visiting with my friends.  In fact, I think it is probably a good thing that I am not allowed to have pets since I may end up being one of the those crazy “cat ladies” with a dozen cats in a small apartment.

Yes, I think being a “pet auntie” works out best for me.  I can spoil my friends’ pets with treats and affection and not have to worry about cleaning litter boxes, paying vet bills, and keeping fleas out of the house.

I think I have it pretty good.

ljg (c) 2013

Watercolor painting, “Siamese Cat” by me, many, many years ago.

9 thoughts on “Menagerie

  1. If left to my own devices, I would definitely be the ‘Crazy Cat Lady’. 🙂 Love your painting!

  2. Like you, I am partial to cats. Have had them in the past but don’t have one now. I’ve also had a couple of dogs, some budgies, and a tortoise. I am though, like you, a friend to my neighbors cats and dogs. I don’t feel I could afford the veterinary bills to have an animal myself and if I can’t afford to take good care of a pet, then I shouldn’t have one, and it’s for that reason I don’t have a furry friend living with me.


  3. I think I have enough dogs and birds for several people. And I bet you make an excellent pet auntie!

  4. I’m a cat person myself.

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