Monday, February 14, 2011

Share your love (with a shelter pet)

Today has been exhausting so I'm at a loss to find something to eighty-six at the moment (believe me, there's lots of stuff, but today I just don't want to delve too deep into any thoughts). However, I did think of something fairly small a minute ago that I want to get rid of, so I'm going with it.

When we adopted our cats we got a book-like magazine titled "New Parent Guide." It contains articles and info for new pet owners. Apparently, I filed this away with the other cat records and didn't plan to do anything with it. I think this is mostly because we owned a cat before the two we have now and I guess I felt seasoned. I found it a couple of days ago when I was looking for something else - how I find most of my eighty-sixing material - and I don't want to keep it. To be fair, at one point it may have been useful as there are some coupons in it (which are now over two years expired). And, it might be useful to a true, first-time pet owner. But, overall, I don't find a guide very helpful. I once worked with a guy who said something like, "Why would I have kids? I can just give my cat the plastic ring off of the top of the milk jug and she's entertained for hours. I don't think I could do that with a kid." So, just like those that have kids, I've taken the knowledge of those that were pet owners before me in taking on the task of owning pets; thus, a "New Parent Guide" isn't really necessary.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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