Do Pets Change Your Style

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Having pets does change your lifestyle somewhat. Setting up your house, going out, even staying in, vacations. Here are some ways your life can be different.

  • Your pets seem to have a built-in clock. They won’t let you sleep one minute past the time for morning feeding. Or the time for that last walk at night.
  • Pets join you in the bathroom. But turning the shower on often gets them out.
  • At romantic times they want some of that affection and attention.
  • If you decide to take a nap, your pet is right there, ready to curl up on top of you or very close.
  • You can’t keep any of your favorite items on end tables. Cats jumping or a dog’s waving tail will make short work of them.
  • If you don’t want your clothing or shoes to disappear or worse, be chewed, you have to learn to be neat and put everything away.
  • Cats and dogs learn quickly where the goodies are, so you may have to lock cabinets and keep closet doors closed.
  • Counters are not off limits for any pet, especially if you leave food there.
  • You have to make special vacation plans to either include your pet or board him/her.
  • You can’t stay away overnight and leave your pet alone.

In spite of all these changes and I’m sure some of you can add a few more, life without a pet….well, that’s not a life I want.

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