Tuesday, March 9, 2010
I was not looking for another pet. By any means. I know we lost our Basil kitty last fall, but despite that, I still felt "pet fulfillment" with Tex dog and Q-ee kitty. However....... Someone knew of an adult pet that needs a loving home, and thought of me... And this particular pet is like my "dream pet". A pet actually, that I never thought I would have. Because it is a purebreed. My attitude is that there are so many pets at shelters that need homes - I'd rather just give a lonely, homeless pet my love. And I certainly wouldn't purchase a purebred at a pet store (I hope you're aware of the horrible practices of the puppy mills and kitten mills that work like factories under sometimes horrifying conditions to produce pets for pet stores without care for the animals or the health of breed - if you want a purebreed go to a reputable breeder. There is no worse place to buy a purebreed than at a pet store. Don't google "puppy mill" or "kitten mill" if you don't have a strong stomach.).
I do totally acknowledge that some people have very good reasons why they would want a purebred animal, but *I* just haven't personally had a good enough reason to forgo a homeless animal AND spend hundreds of dollars just to get a particular breed. That's just me personally at this point in my life. So all of a sudden I have this opportunity to have this pet....
So, I thought about it, and prayed about it. And...I said "yes". I hope this isn't a big mistake, but the circumstances surrounding this seem so "meant to be" I was reluctant to turn it down. (And besides, with one more thing to chase around the house and clean up after, who needs hydroxycut or diet pills? LOL...)
So our new family member will be arriving this weekend...I'll keep you in suspense until then....in fact, I am in suspense myself - *I* haven't even seen a picture of her yet....!