Veronica - posted on 12/01/2010 ( 37 moms have responded )
So, I wanted to HEAR what others do or think.
I love animals, dont get me wrong -- but I have my limitations of what I would allow in my home.
I have a bird, and had two others in the past -- obviously an indoor pet (but lots of work!) I tried out a hermit crab before, and I would love to have fish - when my kids are older.
One day I'd love to get dogs and cats - but i have enough training/potty training to do as it is; and getting a sitter is enough work for 6 kids, let alone an animal sitter!
However - I would never have the dogs or cats in my home. There is a partial part to having a tad sensitivity allergy wise - i get a bit stuffed up (probably dander) around them -- but otherwise, I wouldnt be able to stand all the hair and accidents. Esp. cats when they spray, the litter boxes are disgusting and stink the house up (unless you are more responsible about keeping it clean - which i know lots who do). I just couldnt bring myself to having those types of pets in my house.
How about you? House or outside, and why? I want both sides of the story. I personally wouldn't be able to stand it. Anyone else? If you do have your pets in your home - how do you cope with the hair, smell? I worry also about indoor/outdoor pets - what do they drag in from the outside??
Tell me -- what do you have to say??
(Everything I said is in MY OPINION)