03-02-2018 08:35 PM
He lived til he was 14 and became old and sick. We had a family meeting (my brother and I had both moved out by this stage!), to decide what was best for him. Everybody knew him and loved him.
I would love to have a dog for my daughter. My uncle has a couple and she loves them.
They do make a home, and have such different qualities to cats.
03-02-2018 08:39 PM
03-02-2018 08:44 PM
They really do @Erin-RO. We talk to our cats and they meow back - this can go on for an entire conversation lol.
Seeing the benefits of animals is just amazing isn't it @Erin-RO! That would've been rewarding seeing it on that scale. I saw a video today about a nursing home where they have brought in tiny kittens for the elderly to bottle feed and look after and the improvements in their illnesses and frame of mind was incredible.
03-02-2018 08:46 PM
You're absolutely right @Sister! I have a friend in Canada who has PTSD and has a trained dog to help her get out and about, and he's made the world of difference for her.
03-02-2018 08:49 PM
I think we all need to have animals. They really are thereuputic. When we lived in the country, we used to have koalas and echidnas....it was fantastic when the children were little. We also had snakes....that wasn't so great!
Although I think it was the spiders that we found more hideous! Thats something I don't miss now we are in a unit.
03-02-2018 08:53 PM
I grew up in the country @Sister, so know what you mean about the snakes and spiders! We had a brown snake that lived under the cow bails, and we never saw him but mum unravelled it's shedded skin one year that was over 9ft long!!
Carpet snakes used to get into the chicken coup and they'd be caught and taken down the road and released.
We had cows, horses, rabbits, chooks, cats, and a dog! And all the wildlife around us!
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