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?”
I 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.