A Pet Is Never Just A Pet

When you bring a creature into your home you automatically sign an invisible Lifetime Contract. Animals deserve Love, Understanding & Respect just as much as the next person.

This includes

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Lizards
  • Hamsters
  • Rabbits
  • Turtles
  • Hedghogs
  • Miniature Pigs
  • Horses
  • Fish
  • Snakes
  • Chickens

The list is long, but I am talking about all creatures that can be considered Pets. Strays included.

These Blessed creatures rely on us. That is a Challenging Task we must be Equal to it, if not Better. Food, shelter, medical, mental, emotional support is necessary.

We are talking about a Lifetime Commitment. It is very likely that you will outlive your Charge so that is actually quite a brief time. Your task is to shower them with as much

  • Love
  • Attention
  • Care
  • Compassion
  • Medical Assistance
  • Housing
  • Emotional Support
  • Mental Encouragement
  • Understanding

There needs to be a Tacit Understanding that Pet Ownership is NOT something for Sissies. It is a Tough Responsibility.

There will be many occasions when your beloved & adorable pet will be

  • Noisy
  • Willful
  • Needy
  • Clingy
  • Demanding
  • Irritating
  • Aggravating

Worse than your worst Nightmare. But you are NEVER allowed to Give Up.

You made a promise.

Honor it.

Be Honorable.

Be Worthy of the title Responsible Pet Owner.

Be One.

When Your pet relies on you, Never fail them. You are their World. You aren’t enough but for them you must try to be PERFECT.

Many will trivialize this post and say

  • You are Overly Dramatic
  • Pets are just Stupid Animals
  • They Do Not deserve Love AND Respect.
  • A Pet is just a pet.

All those comments-ARE WRONG.

I have No time to Argue so just STFU already.

I Need everyone to understand the Myriad Benefits of Responsible Pet Ownership. They are Extremely

  • Beneficial to your Health
  • Provide Hours of Entertainment & Joy.
  • Lower Blood Pressure
  • Eliminate Stress
  • End World Hunger

(Okay, that last note was a One Off 😉 I was kidding about that one)

But everything else is True.

Being a Responsible Pet Owner is Not a task for the Faint of Heart. Pets will devour your

  • Heart
  • Mind
  • Insides
  • Outsides
  • Breath
  • Movement

You will adore them with All Your Being. And again-They will Deserve It. Every bit of it.

If You are Not Up to the Task I Implore you, Dissuade You, want to Prevent you from getting a Pet but I will not do that. I refuse to rob you of the wonderful opportunity to

  • Get Your Life Turned Topsy Turvy
  • Messed Up
  • Challenged
  • Prove Your Worth
  • Test Your Mettle
  • Amuse Me while you try to survive

As a Responsible Pet Owner myself, there are many many times I want to

  • Choke
  • Strangle
  • Drown
  • Beat
  • Give Up

My pets. BUT ON MY GRAVE, I NEVER WILL

I SWEAR.

I Adore them to pieces, My Dogs, Fish & Bird. They are my

  • Homies
  • Buddies
  • Cohorts
  • Partners-In-Crime
  • Love
  • Life

I would NEVER trade them for

  • All the Tea in China
  • Treasure of The 7 Kingdoms
  • Money in The World
  • The Unlimited Power of The Universe.

(Uh, okay *maybe* The Unlimited Power part.) Uh. NO. I TAKE THAT BACK.

I WOULD NOT TRADE MY PETS FOR ANYTHING

  • Under The Sun
  • In The Ocean
  • Beneath The Sand
  • Up in the Skies
  • In Space
  • Out in The Universe

Never. Never EVER.

Are You Up To It?

The

  • Challenge
  • Hassle
  • Love
  • Exasperation
  • Overwhelming Love
  • Understandable Adoration
  • Neverending Happiness
  • Fulfillment

And so much more?

Want a Pet? You have many options

  • Adopt, Don’t Shop
  • Rescue
  • Buy
  • X-Deal

However method you choose always Remember & Follow Tenets for Responsible Pet Ownership.

Don’t Lose Perspective.

If You Think You’ve Got It, Go Ahead.

Good Luck, You Will Need It, or it could be Easy as Pie. 😉 That is entirely up to you.

Follow Your Path.

Fulfill Your Destiny.

May The Force Be With You.