We all know that adopting a furry friend is literally the best thing in the world—ever. But let’s not kid ourselves: Caring for a companion animal is essentially the same thing as caring for a human child (except way more adorable and fun, because let’s be real: Fuzzy babies = the BEST babies). From waving goodbye to your social life to breaking the bank every time your little one needs a check-up or a new toy, these commitments are as real as they come.
How can so much poop come out of something so small?!
Wet cat food = gross. Wet baby food = gross.
“Newman for President.”
“WHY DON’T YOU WANT TO CUDDLE RIGHT MEOW?!”
Your friends are going to the mall after work? Oh, that’s funny, because you’re going home to make sure your companion animal hasn’t burned your house to the ground, pooped everywhere, etc.
“You can’t sit with us.”
Three hundred bucks to have your puppy’s teeth cleaned? DOES THAT COME WITH A MERCEDES?!
So, if y’all are like me, I’m sure you want to adopt every companion animal in the world. But it’s important to remember this: Just like human children, children of the furry variety require long-term love and care. If you’re not ready to make the financial and lifelong commitment to a furry friend of your own, do what I do: Help spread the word by telling everyone you know who’s looking to bring a companion animal into the family that they should always adopt and never buy!