How much time do you spend actively engaged with your pets?

By Amy
Abernathy, Texas
February 20, 2009 9:45pm CST
How much time do you spend each day cuddling and playing with your furry friends? Do they let you know if you've been too busy or preoccupied?
2 responses
@sampotle (36)
• United States
21 Feb 09
Between the 10 cats, 3 dogs, 1 bird and the skunk, about ALL of the time that i am not at work or school! My family used to rehabilitate feral animals so they could be adopted, but we had an outbreak of some kind of sickness that was killing our cats so we kind of got stuck with every single one we happened to be working with at the time. If i am not petting an animal i am probably feeding, scolding, chasing, or running away from (in the case of the skunk) at least one animal at any given moment.
• Abernathy, Texas
21 Feb 09
I think that's great. Do you have an animal rescue? Also, is your skunk descented? I think they are sooooo adorable. There's a very cute picture circulating the web entitled look at all the kittens! And a little girl is pointing to a bunch of baby skunks. Another one shows a cute cat nursing a lot of adorable skunks. why you have great dedication to your animals!
• United States
22 Feb 09
Gacey was descented before i ever got him, but he still smells if you get really close to his butt or scare him. Also, if i pet him then eat something it will taste like skunk smell. We used to rehabilitate animals, then our cats caught some kind of sickness so we just dont do it anymore. At first we just did not want to contaminate more animals, then we decided it was just to heartbreaking watching an animal you put so much love into die.
@mscott (1924)
• United States
21 Feb 09
We have gold fish and that is all. I feed them and the kids watch them but I wouldn't say we are really actively involved with them. In fact I am not sure how one could really be actively involved with pet fish. I guess a person could swim with them or put them in the tub but that would just send straight up creepy or weird.
• Abernathy, Texas
21 Feb 09
That would be pretty weird, mscott. I love fish though, I find them very relaxing. I guess you just have to feed them and keep their tank clean....