I want a pet!

I really do. I love dogs and cats so much. But I can’t afford one. I can’t afford an expensive vet bill if something happens to them. I can’t afford to buy my own place that allows pets. So I do without one in spite of how much I miss having one in my life. So I confess to being really frustrated with people who get a pet because it’s what they want and not because it’s the best thing for the animal. The same people who expect other people to pay the vet bills in an emergency, or whatever else that animal might require along the way. The fancy food because the cat has digestive problems. The special shampoo because the dog has a skin condition. All of those things. If you genuinely love animals, you put their needs above your own, and if you can’t afford all of what they might potentially require, then you’re not supposed to get one. Simple but unpopular truth.


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Is it possible

Aug 28, 2023 at 3:42pm

the same logic could also be applied to having kids? Just sayin'...

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For Me

Aug 28, 2023 at 6:33pm

A pet would be a drag on my lifestyle, as I travel a couple months a year and get out of town most weekends from spring till fall.
And I'm not the type to dump my animal on others to care for while I'm gone,either

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Aug 28, 2023 at 8:15pm

Have you considered fostering? That's a great option to look after a pet for a while without the long term commitment and the high bills. Fostering can fulfill many of your needs!

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Completely agree!

Aug 28, 2023 at 11:04pm

I'm in the same boat. I go the Catfe! It's cheaper than having my own cat and I still get kitty time. It's not the same as having your own pet at home, but I still like it. It feels good to spend some money there on a coffee and help the kitties stay social until they go to their forever homes.

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Aug 29, 2023 at 8:49am

You can alternatively foster a cat, dog, pet, from the shelters, they'll not only thank you, but provide all the stuff needed - you provide the love.

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Aug 30, 2023 at 6:38pm

Not everyone lives in a place where pets are allowed, so suggesting fostering is great, but not always possible.

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Frances Harder

Aug 31, 2023 at 3:09pm

If fostering is not for you due to 'no pets allowed' where you live, consider taking a dog for a walk/playtime. Contact the local shelters.

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