Life of a pet parent
Welcome to the life of a pet parent, where every day is filled with surprises, laughter, and maybe even a little bit of frustration.
As a pet parent, I’ve come to realize that my life is no longer my own. It’s completely ruled by the needs and whims of my furry little companions. Here are some observations about life as a pet parent that I’m sure many of my fellow pet parents can relate to.
- You can never sleep alone anymore
Remember those lazy Sunday mornings when you could snooze until noon without any disturbance? Yeah, those are a thing of the past. Your furry friend will make sure you’re up at the crack of dawn to feed them or let them out. And forget about trying to sneak in a midday nap, because they’ll be right there, demanding your attention.
- Your home is now a pet palace.
Gone are the days of having a pristine, show-worthy home. It’s now covered in pet hair, chewed-up toys, and random piles of kibble. And don’t even get me started on the smell. I’ve become so accustomed to the scent of wet dog that I don’t even notice it anymore.
- You’ve become a pro at cleaning up messes.
Pet parents have to deal with all kinds of messes, from hairballs to potty accidents. You’ve got a stash of cleaning supplies on hand at all times, and you’re not afraid to use them. You’ve also become an expert at detecting hidden messes, like that tiny spot on the carpet that your dog just couldn’t resist marking.
- You’re constantly worried about their health.
As a pet parent, you’re always on high alert for any signs of illness or injury. You’ve got your vet’s number on speed dial, and you’ve probably spent more money on pet insurance than you have on your own health insurance. And when your pet does get sick, you’re a total wreck until they’re back to their normal selves.
- The Great Escape
Have you ever tried to keep a determined pet inside the house? Well, let me tell you, it’s like trying to hold onto a greased pig. I’ve chased my dog around the house, trying to catch him before he escapes through the front door. And when I finally do catch him, he looks at me with an expression that says, “You almost had me there!”
- You become fluent in baby talk
As a pet parent, you find yourself talking to your furry friend in a high-pitched, baby-like voice. You say things like “Who’s a good boy?” and “Did you make a stinky?” without even realizing it. You may feel a little silly, but your pet loves it.
- Your pet becomes the star of your social media
You used to post pictures of your food or your travels, but now your social media is filled with pictures of your pet. You can’t resist sharing the latest cute or funny thing they did, and your followers can’t get enough.
- You become an expert in poop
Being a pet parent, you become intimately familiar with your pet’s poop. You know what it should look like, how often they should go, and when there might be a problem. You’ve even had conversations with other pet parents about poop consistency and color.
- You have to hide your food
If you’ve ever tried to eat a meal in front of your pet, you know the struggle. They stare at you with their big, sad eyes, begging for a bite. You may have even resorted to eating in secret or hiding your food in order to avoid their pleading gaze.
- You have a new alarm clock
Forget about setting an alarm on your phone, your pet will wake you up at the crack of dawn. The pet parents don’t need an alarm clock.
These are just a few examples of life of a pet parent. Do share your observations on being a pet parent and how your life has changed. Also, do not forget to connect with the pet consultants for guidance and help on various issues, concerns, queries.