BOB'S DAILY DIARY IE THROUGH MATURIE YEARS
Sorry to hear about your health problems, as you say you can't manage to have a dog and to look after it. that is such a shame. You also say you are not a cat person but i could say that some years ago i felt the same way until the time my daughter brought home a kitten. could not say no to her. Since then i have been converted and we have have had a few tiggers and apart from needing feeding they are so independent , yet can be such good company. if i were to get another one ( we have Jessie at the moment) i would go to the nearest rescue centre or RSPCA, get a female that has been speyed , so no worries about pregnancy. they can be such good company and of course do all their toiletry etc. outside. a cat flap could be considered although over the years we have never had one. Kim just give it some consideration. there are old wives tales about a cat doing its business inside but i can honestly say though the years we have never had any sort of trouble in that respect,
Any animal locked up for some time would have to go but in a normal situation cat or dog would be no trouble. we have a litter tray just in case but apart from the occasional wee she is no problem,
Good luck Kim in whatever you do or not decide. Kind regards J.D.
Good Luck and stay well. Regards J.D.
Yes they do have so such going for them (No yapping like some smaller dogs from what you say only about having some trouble walking but having good neighbours who would walk the dog of your choice. The only problem i can see is that times change and folks dog walking every day may become a problem.
You mention too that you are not a cat person. many years ago i was the same until my daughter who was about 5 years old brought home a kitten and so that was that. we had her for about 10 years before sadly she died. We then got two more from the Rescue Centre and they had a wonderful life and gave us such pleasure
We have always had cats that were female that were speyed so not only could not have kittens but this makes them clean and groom themselves more all that is required is a litter tray for emergencies and possibly a "Cat flap". at the moment we have Jessie who we estimate that she is about 15 years old and she is brown black and white and has given such pleasure to us over the years. cats always look for the warmest/comfiest place and usually that could be your lap.
whatever you decide he sooner you do it the more pleasure and comfort you will have. Regards J.D.
Now off to see if anyone has posted any good will messages to me since tomorrow is my last day on FR.
All the best and try to stay at least half sober!