Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Buddy did vomit the other day. We were concerned. He did it again tonight and we have our answer to the problem - he brought up a hairball. He's OK now except his right eye is tearing. I'll have to start administering the ointment again.
Of course,Annie had to get into the act. Tonight she regurgitated a portion of breakfast but otherwise she seems fine. I might forgo her second meal tonight and let her system rest. This is the reality of caring for a pet. It's the same as having kids but kids that never grow up or learn to speak or get a job and contribute to the house. Just joking but a truth nonetheless.
Which brings us to another thought - when contemplating adopting a pet one should keep in mind a pet is at least a 15 year commitment. If you can't commit to the cost or to the care, feeding, walking, training, playing, don't do the pet the disservice of adopting him or her.
Caring for a pet is not an on again off again proposition. It is a full-time 24/7, 365 days a year commitment. Never forget that. At times it's exasperating, at times it's fun; however you look at it it is rewarding.