We don’t have a pet for a variety of reasons, number one being because we just never got around to getting one. Actually that’s not really true we did get a puppy if you recall the last time my hubby went to war, it was the day he left. Only problem was my girls were TERRIFIED of the puppy, they wouldn’t even come down the stairs if the dog was in the house. After the first night I knew they weren’t ready, I had an agreement with the original owner that I could bring him back. Course I had all types of doggy ikk to clean up throughout the night, I found out two days later the dog had died of parvo. Could you have imagined what that would’ve done to the kids?
I grew up with a ton of animals, but after having to take my mother cat and her kittens to the pound and later our family dog that ended up with mange to be put down I never wanted another pet. When we got married I told the hubby I never wanted one, he agreed. Growing up he was forced to clean up after his mom’s dog, a dog that wasn’t allowed to be played with. When our son was 2 we talked about getting a dog, we said we’d wait until he turned 3 but got pregnant and didn’t want a dog near the baby and said when she turned 3, etc.
My 4-year-old daughter, BabyGirl desperately wants a puppy. She wants one so bad that she has her own already, she’s fake though. No I’m not meaning some stuffed animal, but she has her own make-believe or imaginary dog that she plays with. She tosses it balls, has named her Butterscotch and many other things. You can find her playing with her dog in her room or even outside. I know kids have imaginary friends, but pets? PLEASE tell me this is normal.