If you already have a pet, you know that they will require enough space and care. If you are getting a pet, you will soon find out. Are they worth the trouble? Considering all the companionship a furry pet provides, you bet!
Of course, the larger the pet (I’m thinking ‘dog’ here), the larger space required for sleeping, feeding, bathing, etc. We also weighed the pros and cons of dogs versus cats: dogs need regular walking; cats need a well-maintained litter box; dogs need to be trained; cats take care of themselves.
Yes, we have a cat. This one has been with us for 17 years. She has been a store cat and an outdoor cat. She has followed us (we have followed her?) from office to RV to condo to apartment. We can leave her for several days with enough food, water, and litterbox space. We don’t hear too many complaints.
In the past we have had parakeets. We also love other people’s dogs, ferrets and fish.
We are now experts on cat flea control and highly recommend the more expensive flea treatment because it works. And, for kitty litter that doesn’t track, stick or smell we have found Arm & Hammer SLIDE brand to be great. We prefer to scoop as needed and add fresh litter to ‘top off’.