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Tay Open Forum - Pets and stuff.

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Howdy Tay!

Last week I had my nephew visiting for a week. Which sort of made me feel like a parent. Now this week I am taking care of two cats. Which makes me feel like a crazy cat person.

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I’ve always had pets around me in some form until I moved out. When I was a small kid with divorced parents my dad had a cat, and my mom had a canary bird. The bird was mine. I was nagging her as hell that I really wanted a bird when I was like 5 years old. So she got one. But of course I was a dumb kid who stopped caring about it after a while. Then the same day the canary bird died my mom got a dog. We had planned getting a dog long before my birds death, but it just happen on the same day. Later the same year my dad got a dog aswell, and the cat died soon after.

I have never been interested in having pets after I moved out. I know the responsibility behind them. Especially dogs. I could never consider getting a dog unless I lived somewhere outside the city and I had some sort work that would allow me to go on walks regularly. I just don’t like leaving the dogs alone. Feels terrible.

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But I’ve been looking forward to taking care of cats for a week. That feels like a long enough period for me. I just hope they don’t go nuts. Some cats just can’t deal with moving. Like my sisters cat got so stressed after moving from an house to a apartment that it died soon after moving.

Hmmm, I’m starting to notice death has come up a lot in this writing. I guess that is part of having a pet. Owell, have good week!

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Anyway here are some suggested topics for today:

  • Do you have pets? Or have you had any? Do you want pets?
  • Dogs or cats? Or maybe both? What do you like about them?
  • What sort of animal do you want as pet if it was realistically possible?
  • Or talk about anything none-pet-related!

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