It should be pretty obvious that we love our pets. Whether it is our perky little fish, lovable dogs, the duck Tim won’t let me have, or a bird that calls our porch home we have a spot in our heart for all of them.
Sometimes though, it is very easy to get wrapped up in the busy day-to-day schedule and skip those afternoon walks. Or water changes. Or building birdhouses. There are days we feel like the worst pet parents in the world. When we are glued to computer while our pups and fish cause a ruckus. Today we are making time for all of our animals (except that duck, sigh). We are taking the pups to the park, making an extra special treat for our underwater friends and maybe even putting a piece of bread out for our bird friend. You may in fact call that last one a bribe so that once there are babies in the nest I don’t get dive-bombed.
With everything that our animals do for us, the least we can do is make today a little extra special for them. Tim has laid down the law though, no one is allowed anymore toys. Something about no dogs should have three “toy boxes” and a closet, or whatever. I’m just trying to keep them happy so they can go all Lassie later and call 911 when I am in trouble and then we can go on the Oprah show and win dog shows and junk.
Do you have any animals?
How do you pamper them?
Any advice on bribing birds?