I put this out there to all my friends on Facebook but I was hoping you could all weigh in on it also. Just to satisfy my curiosity. Just to see what the majority feels. Just because it sounded like a good idea at the time I started writing this morning. Just because this is my blog and we all know that I am random quite frequently!
So my question for you, is if you have pets, must they have a “job”, or are they there just because you love to have them there? Do you apply this theory to all animals or just some? Ok, so that’s two questions but I thought they kinda went together.
We have both kinds of animals in our family. The cats we have for mousing. Now honestly, I think that only two of them actually mouse, but since they stay outside full-time now that fact doesn’t bother me as much.
The chickens all lay eggs, at least they will when they get out of molt! Cora and Dori are out of it now, so that just leaves Polly.
The horses are a mixed bunch. Spade is the old man. He was my Dads horse and is living out the last of his onry old-man days here with us.
Playboy, named for his playful nature I promise!!, is also getting older but is great for the kids as you can always trust him. And not comments about his weight ok?!
Lastly, there is Chigger, who is Jasons work horse.
That brings us lastly to the dogs. First there is Baby. She was a pound dog that was very hard for us to adopt as she is a pitbull and we have kids so they didn’t want us to have her. Seriously, she is the best family dog! Loving, silly, playful, gentle, but she also keeps a watch on new people. Love this dog!
Next, there is Buck, another pound puppy. He is an awesome dog. Very loving and friendly to us, very watchful and cautious of others. He follows the kids wherever they go and keeps animals away from the house and the chickens. He is a pet but he is more importantly our guard dog.
Finally, on this long list of pets is Bandi, Jasons cow dog. She is a good at what she does. When she doesn’t have a job to do though, she takes her boredom out on me. Nothing of mine is sacred to that dog. I swear, I really like her when she gets to work, but I can’t stand her when she doesn’t! I mean that in the nicest way possible.
So as you can see, we have both kinds of pets. The ‘useful’ kind and the have-them-just-because kind. I personally am on the side that says all pets are useful if you enjoy them. What do you think? What pets do you have? And finally, do you think Jason should let me get a pot-bellied pig? hehehe!!
Love from our zoo,