We recently welcomed a new addition to our home, a cat! For me a home just isn’t complete without a tiny furry cat. Tiggy, our new cat, is a mini Persian and boy does she have a lot of fur! She is a sweet, playful and mellow kitty and fits right into our family. For those of you considering adding a new addition to your family I would like to give you some advice and food for thought before you purchase a new pet.
First, make sure you really want a pet. I’m not a member of PETA or anything, but a pet should a will become a part of your family. They become another family member. You are responsible for creating a safe environment for them. They need food, water, shelter, and attention. Are you willing to do that? If you have children are you willing to take the time to care for your new pet? Ask yourself these questions before you purchase a new pet.
Secondly, this goes out to all the young couples out there. Please, please do not purchase a pet if you aren’t sure you want to have a pet around a baby. It breaks my heart when young couples purchase a pet and then when they find out their having a baby they give up the animal. If you want to start a family and you aren’t sure you can handle a pet and a baby. DON’T PURCHASE A NEW PET!
Thirdly, and lastly, if you don’t have the money to buy what your pet needs, don’t purchase a pet. Pets can be expense. They have to go to the vet, they have to have food, toys, etc. Also, animals can become sick, they may need medication. On a side note; if you do not have the space or room for your animal do not purchase a new pet.
Pets can be a wonderful blessing! Tiggy is my shadow around the house and my best friend. One day she will be a good companion to any child. If you’re willing to take care and love a pet then by all means purchase a new pet! Just make sure you have thoroughly considered the huge responsibility of owning one.
Written By: Little Kristy