M and I are considering adopting another pet. *sigh*
Yes, I cannot believe I am typing that, but we are starting the conversation. What brought this on, you ask? Well, the fluffbuckets are wonderful – we are completely smitten. They remain in good health, but truth is they are getting older, and I am not completely clear on how long cats live. They are presently 6, 8, and 9, which means what? We have no idea. The vet says they are in good health, and we thankfully cart them home without further worry or concern. Mostly, anyway.
All three of the boys are outside cats. They never come in, and there is no way I could cope with the endless about of hair fluff all over the place. Yet I admit wishing for an indoor/outdoor cat that might be inside sometimes. The idea of a litterbox does not thrill me AT ALL. But we could and would adjust, for the right animal. Finding that elusive right fit is going to be the source of our drama.
As I said, we are considering it. Nothing even voiced too loudly. But if we go that direction, we’d likely get an young adult cat from a shelter or rescue.
Or maybe just go for a dog instead. We have always thought we would like a puppy, but truth is we would be just as happy with a young adult or adult dog with some life left in him/her. Again, rescue or shelter animal with short hair.
We don’t know. We are just starting the conversation. I think I am feeling old and older and sort of wishing for some other or additional companionship. M as well. The dog appeals because she could be a running buddy for M, and while he would love a tiny dog, I want at least a medium sized beast that could be an inside/outside family member.
It’s a huge decision, one we do not take lightly. So we are talking about, only in brief, whispered conversations. But I know the idea is growing on me, and I suspect the discussion will soon be broader and more detailed. I am just not sure I want the additional responsibility.
At least I can enjoy and appreciate the cats we have right now. I am a planner in most areas of my life, including whether or not to expand our family unit. I do not want something to happen to one of our existing fluffbuckets and choose unwisely in a state of grief.