Iíve been doing some thinking about getting a new pet. I love animals, but Iím also very busy and need a pet that doesnít need constant care and attention the way some high-strung dogs and cats do. Iíd prefer to not come home to chewed-up shoes and destroyed curtains.
Iím seriously considering getting a tortoise. The tortoise lives for fifty or sixty years, however, and has to be included in your will. Well, not really in your will, but you will need to plan for your tortoise to possibly outlive you, even if you get him now. I think having a tortoise wandering about the living room would be fun. After all, they prefer dry warm environments to the wet worlds of turtles. Leave my tortoise some veggies and heíll just hang out in the kitchen or the backyard while Iím gone. I wonder if tortoises can be potty trainedÖ
A Lazy Dog
A big, excited dog that needs to run and play outside would be hard for me to take care of properly. But a dog that likes to just lie around would be great. Little dogs like dachshunds seem to like to lie around a lot or maybe a hound dog. Something low key, lazy and loveable sounds just about perfect for me. Good for a snuggle and a warm greeting at the end of the day.
An Independent Cat
There are kitties out there that donít need me to constantly stroke and love on them in order to prevent the risk of finding my curtains and bedspread in tatters. If I could find a cat that is independent and seems to love just sitting in the sun for hours or lying on my foot while I do homework I could definitely handle having a cat. Like a dog though, Iíd have to deal with shedding and such, but at least a cat can use a litter box, making that aspect of things much neater.
A fish is a nice sort of pet. The fish can swim around in his little tank and keep an eye on things while I chat with friends online or text. The fish needs a bit of food and maybe some fresh water every now and again and thatís about it. He could have a really cool name like ďKillerĒ and do pretty much nothing but swim around all day. The trouble with fish, however, is that the fish require feeding on a regular basis and you canít take them to board or just leave some food out for them if youíre going out of town for the weekend. Plus if I wound up with a variety of fish that wasnít very hardy, he wouldnít stand a chance.
Okay, itís unlikely, but if I could get my parents to buy me a horse, Iíd take terrific care of it. I could spend every afternoon with my horse at the stables and learn to ride like the wind. Granted every girl dreams of a horse at some time it seems, but maybe when I have my own home and my own funds I can really get a horse I can enjoy. Horses are so intelligent and faithful; Iíd love to have one as a friend. Just think of the adventures you could have on the back of your trusty steed!