“Animals are reliable; many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful, and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.”
-Alfred A. Montapert
Pets. You got ‘em? Had ‘em when you were little? Wish you had ‘em? Wish you didn’t? Glad you do?
We have a cat named India. She came to us on our son Phoenix’s fifth birthday. Synchronistically, she is 5 too.
I grew up with four cats and a big dog, all of which were strays my sister brought home. Our mom took care of ‘em. Oh, we said we would, my three siblings and I, but Mom did all the work. She’d occasionally threaten to take Chief, our big dog, to the “glue factory” when we weren’t helping. To this day I don’t know what that meant, or if there’s even such a thing as a glue factory, but it would scare me enough so as to motivate me to take better care of our dog.