I have yet to see the recently released Dr. Seuss book, What Pet Should I Get? I have read a couple of reviews on the book, and one reviewer stated that the book was clearly a draft that was never completed by the famed author. What I like – without even reading the book – is the topic: getting a pet. While there have been a few times in my life when a pet was not part of my life, those times have been few and far between. In my experience, pets have greatly enriched my life, despite the fact that my dogs have sometimes been inconvenient and even maddening!! (Currently, mud serves as a magnet for Kona – need I say more?)
In the big picture, as I see it, life is short and whatever brings joy to us is worth doing and worth pursuing. Of course, whatever brings joy also brings pain (ouch), but that is true for all relationships, human and pet. I love the idea of looking at one’s life and considering what type of pet is best for each person. There are so many types of pets and so many types of people and lifestyles, so something for everyone. Which pet is right for you?