Apart from the regular pet maintenance issues there is also the question of "their space" and "our space" and whether it is possible for us all to co-habitate (happily) under the one roof.
|Dixie Chick ready for a quick getaway|
Now I know there are many people who frown at the notion of pets living "inside". All that fur and fluff not to mention the muddy paw prints - but I have always held the view that our pets are part of our family and I certainly wouldn't consider asking a family member to bunk down on a hessian bean bag in the garage or back verandah. Would you?
I will admit - co-habitating with pets is a lot of hard work! Just look at the dog hair on the floor above. These Blueys moult like crazy. My vacuum cleaner works overtime trying to keep up with the copious amounts of dog hair they discard. Doesn't matter how much they are brushed and groomed - there is no end to the amount of fur they shed. In fact, I reckon I would be able to spin enough yarn from the fur sucked into the vacuum cleaner to knit a jumper (or woolly hat). Actually, come to think of it - there could be a serious market for Blue Heeler yarn. Hmmm..... something to investigate.
|Dolly P - time for a bit of shut eye|
Some members of our pet family are quite fussy about where they choose to snooze.........
And some have absolutely no regard whatsoever for the niceities of life!