Holly & Heather’s Helpful Hint: Be Kind to Animals!
We grew up always having a pet in our home: dogs, hamsters, fish, birds, guinea pigs, hermit crabs and an occasional visit from our grandma’s cat. They usually all got along, except for one dog who hated a parrot we had. Sometimes they lived for well over a decade, and sometimes just a weekend – carnival goldfish we won and named “ham” & “eggs”:( We loved our animals and sometimes feel sad we are no longer able to have anything with fur in either of our households due to family members with asthma. Yes, even hypoallergenic dogs make our loved ones suffer. But that does not stop us from loving animals and continually trying to think of new species that won’t make anyone sick.
Bird feathers are fine so we can enjoy the company of our fine-feathered friends. Also, adopting a stray cat is rewarding. It lives outside (we trapped it, got it neutered & vaccinated) but you always worry about its safety in the elements. Recently we babysat a baby duck. He was the sweetest thing ever but when ducks grow up, space is a problem, not to mention the poop everywhere! If allergies are a concern in your home, consider volunteering at an animal shelter or donating to no-kill shelters. Animals can bring such unconditional love & happiness to our lives. They deserve our kindness & safe-keeping. Does anyone know anything about a teacup pig? We really want one!