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December talking meme day 5: Pets!

For day 5 of the talking meme yuidirnt asked What about pets? If you ever had any, which are your favorites, etc.?

I’ve been an animal person since I was very young, but unfortunately I’ve never had that many pets. This is mainly because my dad isn’t much of an animal person, and neither is my little sister. My mother and I protested this frequently, of course, but it didn’t do any good (and still hasn’t done any good for my poor mother, now that I’ve left home).

We did have a dog briefly, but my sister was terrified of him – which still puzzles me! Because he was a Cavalier King Charles and so tiny! – so we gave him to my grandparents where he had a very good life. We also briefly had goldfish when I was a kid, and then a terrifying bottom feeder in my teenage years. Those barely count as pets, though, because fish… Really, really aren’t interesting. Even when they cannibalize each other, they’re still kind of dull.

As for pets now… Well, we still don’t have them. But I’m lucky enough to be with somebody who is also a pet person, so that should change one day! At the moment we don’t have pets because we’re renting a place that doesn’t allow them, but once we do eventually get to a place where they’re allowed we’re planning to get at least one cat. P grew up with cats, his mum still has them, and I’m very fond of them too. We’re not exactly sure what kind we’re getting yet, but I’m pushing for at least slightly floofy and P is pushing for at least slightly ginger. So, one day we shall have a huge ginger cat and it shall be great!

Unless it hates us both, of course. But I’m hoping that won’t happen.


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Dec. 5th, 2015 10:31 pm (UTC)
Aw, it's a shame you haven't had many pets even if you love them, but I hope one day you'll be adopted by a wonderful fluffy ginger cat :D cats are such wonderful companions, and now that for the first time in my life I'm not living with any it feels so lonely, it's amazing how much they brighten your life even when they're just napping next to you!
Dec. 7th, 2015 10:13 am (UTC)
My MIL has two, and it's amazing how lovely it is to have them around. They really do provide a surprising amount of company, and it feels very satisfying when they decide they trust you enough to let you fuss them. ^^
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