Posts Tagged ‘pets’
Many of us use paper napkins at dinner. (I have kids and pets, and would love to switch to cloth, but it hasn’t happened yet.) I also can’t leave napkins out in a holder on the table because of the pets, so we keep ours in the cabinet. However, doing this leads to the napkins getting folded over and scrunched up. So the trick is to turn the packaging into a dispenser . . .
Like many people, I have a soft spot for baby animals. I have a soft spot for big animals, too, so the saying “don’t get a kitten unless you want a cat” doesn’t stop me from getting another pet.
Unfortunately, as a biologist, I don’t limit my pet desires to the domestic. On my current wish list is: a baby goat, a baby flamingo, a baby giraffe and a baby polar bear. I HAVE thought about having adult versions of these creatures living at my house with me, and this DOES stop me from getting a goat. But when I think of having an adult flamingo in my yard, I think ‘that would be crazy cool’ and ‘well, I can’t just have ONE. I’d need at least a handful.’
How great would it be to look out your window and see a giraffe in your yard? I think that would be awesome. No amount of ‘logical thinking’ stops me from believing it’s okay to have a pet giraffe. I have several acres. My whole family is good with animals. I think it makes perfect sense to have a pet giraffe.