19 Mar

Our home is 1047 sq ft and within our humble abode lives: Lissa, Mr. Rockstar, and Lissa’s son Doug. Our 3rd bedroom is for Mr. Rockstar’s daughter and is also the guest room (it used to be my office before my son moved in with us to go to college). We do not have any pets. Once our backyard is fully enclosed with a fence we’re going to get a German Shepard  which is Mr. Rockstar’s favorite type of dog (he’s owned a few in his time but that was when he lived at home with his parents and their yard’s fenced in).

On any given day, especially on the weekends, if Mr. Rockstar’s daughter is visiting, and my daughter and grandson are visiting, there is likely to be a menagerie of people in our home. I have two children, a son and a daughter, and a grandson, and my daughter has a boyfriend. Mr. Rockstar has one daughter. So there have been times when there are 7 humans in our home. Our home is not that big.

My daughter and her boyfriend and my grandson have a dog, a cat, and a bunny. I told my daughter that all she needs now is a turtle or a fish aquarium and she’d all but have a zoo. 😀 They have a fenced in yard. The bunny has a huge handmade home/cage thing built just for him with lots of hay and steps for him to hop on or down from, along with a dispenser thing for water. The cat has a bed and two of those fancy poles to climb and scratch. And the dog, they just rescued so he’s learning his way around but has a fenced in backyard to roam when they let him outside.

For us, though it’s a different ball game. Mr. Rockstar is a trucker and once he finds a better job chances are he’ll be on the road and I will be with him quiet a bit. Armed with my laptop, camera, and lots of extra batteries and memory cards, I’ll be on road taking pictures and taking photography classes through NYIP. That will leave my son here alone and he’s not home much. He works full-time and goes to college full-time and leaves at 8:30AM and comes home anywhere from 8PM-10:30PM. He wouldn’t have time to take care of an animal. And they require a lot of care. It wouldn’t be fair to have an animal as part of our menagerie until we could adequately take care of it.

Thus we are pet-less.

Daily Prompt: Menagerie

by michelle w. on March 19, 2013

Do you have animals in your life? If yes, what do they mean to you? If no, why have you opted not to?


Posted by on March 19, 2013 in around here, DPChallenge, family, home, life


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11 responses to “Menagerie

  1. andy1076

    March 19, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    That? Is a whole lot of pets yikes!

    • Lissa

      March 19, 2013 at 2:54 pm

      Yep, they do have quite a few 😀 And we have none. I actually prefer it that way right now, especially since there’s still all this work that needs to be done on the house. Once we’ve finished with the major things and then can afford to fence in the yard then we’ll see about getting a dog.

      • andy1076

        March 19, 2013 at 7:05 pm

        Remember to make that fence high enough if you are talking BIG dog 😀

  2. andy1076

    March 19, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    That? Is a whole lot of pets yikes!

  3. TammyeHoney

    March 19, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    With all of the animals that people drop off here and our resident possum who insists on sleeping near my hubby when he is in the office at the store front we too feel like a zoo at times lol…Thank you for the ping back. I can see why you do not own your own, you do not have to lol…

    • Lissa

      March 19, 2013 at 3:21 pm

      LOL! When my children were growing up we rented, usually apartments so we didn’t have pets and my daughter loves animals. Now she has her own place and has her own little animal farm 😀 I prefer having the grandbaby 😀

      • TammyeHoney

        March 19, 2013 at 6:09 pm

        So glad when ours comes to visit it is only the children lol

  4. Multifarious meanderings

    March 19, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I hope that you two get your Gernman Shepherd one day… They are very intelligent dogs! Sounds like you have enough on your plate for the moment though- enjoy being a mium and a grandmother, you have time for the dog 😉

    • Lissa

      March 19, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      I completely agree. I don’t want to get our dog until our backyard is fenced in and that’s going to be a while, we have much more important items in the home that need to be fixed first. Later on, once we’ve fixed the major problems (like getting our heating & air fixed or replaced, which costs quite a bit of money) we’ll start thinking about the fence and the dog. He or she is going to need a dog house, along with the fence, as well as regular trips to the Vet, etc. Priorities 😀


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