Feeling like the entire world is off my shoulders now that I no longer own a dog.
Grant you she was very sick, but she drained the life out of me.
I wish her well and hope she gets the long term medical treatments she’s going to need.
The house is quieter and I can finally relax some myself.
No more dogs for me, no more pets.
I’m simply too old and tired.
I love pets too but I don’t think I have the energy to have one
my dog is pretty low maintenance, ive had him since i was 11 years old.
You are a lot younger than me though
true, im 21, some dogs are more work than others and take alot more energy. my dog i just feed him and walk him once or twice a day and he just lounges around most of the day. i wanted another dog but idk if i could handle a high energy breed with my level of lethargy
My negatives have gotten worse over the years but I really did take care of her while she was with us.
She was a very sick and unhealthy dog.
We could no longer take care of her.
Animals are too much trouble and they stink up your house. Even if you try to keep it clean they stink it up
I’ve literally had a dog my whole life, from a little toddler to now, I am 43. There have been a few months in between dogs were I didn’t have a dog, but that time was spent researching new breeds and deciding a new name, then I would get another dog, it would be hard to imagine my life without one.
But yeah, they can be expensive and a lot of work/responsibility.
I totally understand. I love my pet children, but honestly… My husband takes care of their needs more than I do. I have trouble taking care of myself… Taking care of pets on top of that is even more difficult.
But trying to raise my last dog proved to be too much for me.
Because of her recurrent bladder infections it was impossible to housebreak her properly.
I actually felt like a failure.
Currently dogsitting our 8-month old golden retriever for 8 days, and it’s a lot of work. He’s pretty well housebroken by now, but still, like you guys said it’s a lot of work looking out for a pet. I have enough trouble looking out for myself as it is…
My dog would be grotesquely offended by this. I think he’d make a successful case for US being stinkier. At least he poops outside, he’d say.
maybe cats, my dog smells so good after a bath
@anon40540444 my cat will pee in the litter box but refuses to poo in there so I’m always cleaning up cat poop. It stinks up the place
The cats have seemed strange, since psychosis. I yo-yo between tolerating them, disliking them, and being fond of them.
In psychosis, I wondered if there was something inherently weird about cats. The Egyptians lost a war, partly because of their love of cats, which the Persians ruthlessly exploited. How is that natural?
But Egyptians did not worship felines . Rather, they believed these ‘feline’ deities shared certain character traits with the animals. Bastet is probably the best-known feline goddess from Egypt. Initially depicted as a lioness, Bastet assumed the image of a cat or a feline-headed woman in the 2nd millennium BCE.
https://www.arce.org › resource › ca…
Yeah, I can’t take care of a pet.
It’s too big responsibility
I’ve really wanted a Guinea pig but I think the noises they make at night can be a real stress trigger for me.
Glad you’re feeling way better Wave