When we humans take pets into our home, our way of life is immediately improved – and the way we behave tend to change, too. Here are five things all pet owners have a tendency to do, all of which are a testament to how much we adore our beloved furry, scaly, or winged friends…
#1 – Become an expert
Pet owners quickly become experts on their particular pets’ species, such as their entertainment needs, dietary requirements, and healthcare management. You’ll research nutrition, go through every blog post that offers health advice, learn to read blood test results, and so much more besides – all in an effort to ensure you can give your pet the best possible standard of living.
#2 – Prioritize their pets’ needs over their own
Budget a little tight and need to cut back on expenses? Not a problem. You’ll eat noodles and cheese for a week if it means you pet can continue to eat the very best diet for their species, and while you’ll decide to wear your own hair back more often rather than take a trip to the hairdresser, dog grooming appointments remain a fixture on your calendar.
#3 – Accept nothing but the best
You want your pet to have the very best life possible, and that means they should have the very best products for pets to meet their every need. You go above and beyond to make sure you’re buying the right items, with the best reviews, and spend far more time considering each purchase than you would for an item you’re buying for yourself. As pet owners, we all understand that the choices we make will influence our pets’ quality of life, so it’s only natural that we want to go above and beyond.
#4 – Develop an attachment to a great vet
When your pet is feeling under the weather, your vet will play a crucial role in getting them back to their best – which means you will obviously be highly thankful for their assistance. Finding a good vet, that your pets know and trust can really make caring for your pet far simpler. As a result, it’s no surprise that you may even factor in proximity to your favorite vet when considering a house move, just as you would when considering your own healthcare provisions in a new location.
#5 – Take endless, near-identical photographs
The dog curled up in their basket, sound asleep? Terrapin yawning? Cat basking in front of the fireplace? Budgie preening in front of the mirror? Better snap a quick picture or six, just to preserve this adorable moment for posterity – even though a quick scroll through your camera roll would find 50 photos of your pet doing the exact same thing. Well, there’s no harm in making sure you’ve got a backup, is there?
If you’re a pet owner, then we’re confident you’ll recognize at least a few of the things on the list above – they’re all part and parcel of pet ownership, after all!
Newly middle-aged wife of 1, Mom of 3, Grandma of 2. A professional blogger who has lived in 3 places since losing her home to a house fire in October 2018 with her husband. Becky appreciates being self-employed which has allowed her to work from 'anywhere'. Life is better when you can laugh. As you can tell by her Facebook page where she keeps the humor memes going daily. Becky looks forward to the upcoming new year. It will be fun to see what 2020 holds.