We don’t have any pets. Charlie massively dislikes dogs so he’s never really pushed for any pets. It’s a world away from my childhood where we had guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, cats, dogs, cockatiels, fish and even a stick insect! We always had loads to look after but since leaving home I’ve never really been keen on pets in my own house. It sounds awful but I don’t like the responsibility of a pet as we often go out for long days and having a cat or dog isn’t really fair.
However, the last few times we’ve been shopping and ultimately ended up in the pet shop to placate the girls (who are completely animal obsessed) and Charlie keeps veering off to the fish. He seems to be a little transfixed by all the different sizes and colours and all of the different arrays of tanks and lighting. We had a look when we got home for more tanks and tank lighting which surprised me at how cheap they start at – I was thinking it’d be more than the tank! and I think we may be pursing it in the summer as a gift for them all. I thought LED lighting for the tank would be high cost but it’s actually quite low and makes the tank looks super pretty! It’s so different to when we had our goldfish when we were little. We had them from the local petshop and Miss & Sue (I have no idea about the names!) lasted over 10 years!!! But they only had a simple tank nowadays there’s so many different cool things to add to funk up the tank.
My best friend used to have a wonderful aquarium tank at her house and Charlie used to absolutely love looking at all the fish when we went over when he was little. We also were trusted with the schools goldfish over the summer a couple of years ago and we loved having Rosie the fish stay with us.
I like the idea of a low maintenance pet as at the moment I couldn’t cope with the responsibility of having to walk a dog everyday – I am cream crackered at the end of the day with the girls still being whirlwind toddlers so going out in the wind and rain isn’t one that appeals to me. Taking the girls walking with reins feels somewhat like dog walking so add a real dog into it – I’d go grey!
What do you all think? Do you have pets? Am I being mean just having fish?
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