A lot of my family members have pets such as dogs and cats. When I was growing up we had a number of them over the years.. Hamsters, fish, birds etc etc. I think it’s an important part of childhood to have something that you are (kinda) responsible for and that you can take care of.
There are lots of benefits to having pets whilst growing up, you can read about some of them on the What To Expect website.
Izzy and Chloe are still too young in my opinion but when they are older I definitely think we will look into having some sort of pet. Hamsters are great but I’m not a huge fan of the smell and the constant scratching around the cage or the squeaky hamster wheel would definitely get on my nerves. After watching my parents struggle with their new dog and spending two weeks looking after my sisters cat – who knew cats pooped so much? I’m thinking that some fish will be our easiest option! At least until they are old enough to take a dog for a walk or empty a litter tray!
I’ve been looking at some pretty amazing fish tanks and aquariums over on the All Pond Solutions website and I’m loving the look of this cabinet tank which looks stylish as well:
I already know how much Izzy loves to gaze at the fishies from the hours she spends playing in her grandparents garden and nosing at their pond plus I think there is just something so calming about watching fish swim about. I can always do with a little bit of calm in my life.
What kind of pets do you have? Did you have them before having children? Do you think children benefit from having pets?