DD has been wanting a pet for a long time but we have been putting it off as we couldn't agree what. I didn't really want a fish or caged animal as I want something to be more part of the family. A dog seems too much responsibility to me as I work 2 days a week plus DD is terrified of dogs so it probably sin't the best idea anyway
She keeps saying she wants a cat and thus far DH has resisted as he says he hates cats. However he seemed to relent a bit when he saw some kittens last week!
So some questions:-
- Would it be wrong to get a pet that DH was merely tolerating?
- Is it wrong to buy pets for xmas?
- How messy are cats? The thing that has always put me off pets is the hair they leave everywhere and the destruction of sofas, shoes etc. I know this is true of dogs but is it the same for cats?
- I am thinking of getting two as I wouldn't want them to be alone when we are all at work/school. Is this a good idea?
Or am I being stupid and should I just forget the whole thing?