I'm thinking of getting any of these pets for my mother this summer because I'm not always going to be home anymore as I feel its time for me to move on in life and get my own place. I was just wondering which pet would keep her occupied more as much as I did when I was a kid.
A fish is not a pet. I've had several aquarium setups, including one beautiful salt water tank, but never got emotional over the fish and never petted them (although one shrimp and a starfish would take food from my hand). It was always a decoration, albeit a beautiful one. Never a pet.
Before giving a cat or dog to someone, are they willing and eager to take on the responsibility of a pet? Even a cat requires a considerable investment in time and a dog needs much, much more than a cat.
If she is the type, I would go with a small-breed dog. They are easier in many ways to take care of. We're actually going to be getting a Lhasa Apso as soon as she becomes a champion and is done doing shows.
Please though, don't support the backyard breeders or pet stores. Go to either a reputable breeder, or even better, a pound/shelter. Save a dog that's already here if you can.
I agree that a small dog or a cat is the way to go. The best way to go is to adopt from a animal shelter.
You got to take a dog out to do the business while you follow with the scooper. This may or may not be good exercise for your mother and keep her occupied in the manner in which you intend. Also, you have to give a dog a bath, as opposed to a fish.
A cat is much more self-sufficient and mostly doesn't bother you, if you don't bother it. It's easier to teach a cat to talk as opposed to a dog or a fish, if your mother is one who likes to chat it up.
I'd send your mother to Long John Silver's if you decide on the fish.
First of all consult whether she wants a pet. If yes then definitely a dog or a cat. A cat is way more moody than a dog. You never own a cat, the cat owns you. Cats also go through phrases of mood swings. Having a purring cat on ones lap is truly rewarding. I have kittens of my own and they are moody and very ill mannered . Love to help me in the kitchen and the most adorable pets on earth.
You can also go for dogs and they are great as companions. Dogs are more reliable than cats.
Dog in my view is wonderful pet .... honest and faithful to u always ...
by LaThing 6 years ago
If you lived in a small apartment what pet would you keep?Dog, cat, bird, or fish?
by sannyasinman 6 years ago
First your dog, then your kids, then you. Hello NWO!!http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article … z1sfZfDkgT
by Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago
Hi everyone! I know we have a lot of very good and very dedicated pet owners in our community, and I think y’all have a lot of expertise that can be very well leveraged in Hubs! That’s why I’ve made this week’s WTI topic all about raising healthy pets.This week, consider sharing advice on...
by Eternal Evolution 7 years ago
What pet do you have or have you had that's been the best/closest to you,I had a Boston Terrier named Slade, he passed away not quite a year ago. I miss him terribly, he was the last christmas present my dad gave me before he passed away. That little dog was with me through many hard times, he'll...
by Marlene Bertrand 6 years ago
What do you do when your neighbor's dog or cat leaves their feces in your yard?
by Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago
Alexadry, a passionate pet advocate on HubPages, recommended that we share our advice on pet adoption this week, and I agree this is a great subject to cover! We therefore invite you to write Hubs on animal rescue, adopting new pets, keeping pets from returning to shelters, and helping newly...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|