Take some time to question your own long-held assumptions about animal behavior and the well-intentioned advice of neighbors or family members. Your local librarian should be able to recommend some good basic books about pets and pet care; many veterinarians’ offices also have publications available at no charge. If you have school-age children, involve them in the learning process. knowing that you are collecting information in order to choose the right pet for your family will help them understand the seriousness of this decision.
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What’s more, should you conclude that now is not the time to add a pet to your family, being able to point to concrete information will make this decision easier for your children to understand.
Pic of the Day: My friend had to take care of this cat while the owner was out of town. This is how he looked at his first breakfast.