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: Menagerieby 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?
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