What is it about your pet that makes you love it so much?
Writing out lists of pros and cons has made me realise that the "sensible" option is not to have pets. So what is that undefinable something that makes them such wonderful things to have?
I know that my dog eats a lot, I spend more money on his food than mine every month, same goes for all my birds (lovebirds, turkey, three chickens, two partridges, 20+ quail). He makes a huge mess every day that I have to tidy up. He sheds hair everywhere, he smells. He barks at everything. He pulls on the lead. He paws me in the face. He ignores me when I ask him to sit. The garden looks like I'm growing a bumper crop of poos, so I have to go and pick up all his poop every couple of days and it fills the bin and makes it stink. Sometimes he wees or poops on the carpet and I have to spend ages cleaning it up.
But he is soft, and has a beautiful head. It fills my heart with joy when I see him eat all his food and then go to sleep with a tubby tu