August 14, 2016

HOUSE PETS

The current state of my life is not at it’s peak for a teenager; I’m at the point of a break down, but I’ve somehow managed very well to keep myself sane with the help of nature.

The current state of my life is not at it’s peak for a teenager; I’m at the point of a break down, but I’ve somehow managed very well to keep myself sane with the help of nature. In other words: house pets – the great little creatures that over time become a companion and manage to really help you feel better about your crumbling emotions. Turns out, it actually [kind of] works. My weirdly calm cat and highly annoying dog have managed to surprise me in many ways since they became part of my (already chaotic) household. 

This all seems to be moving very quickly but I will break it down, this last month has been total gold in the pets department due to the fact that yes, I got a brand new kitty and yes, I got a brand new dog. Not necessarily a smart idea because my dog (who’s name is actually still undisclosed) is constantly chasing my cat (who’s name is also, still undisclosed) around our house for no apparent reason. I still don’t understand why both of these species seem to have such hatred towards each other but truthfully; I don’t care to find out. 

However, these are not only my pets; they’ve become the family’s pets so – if I’m being totally honest – I do take advantage of my family members to care for them. I love animals and everything they have to offer but I’m truthfully not a responsible (nor care to be) pet owner. I can play catch with our nameless dog or cuddle with our nameless cat, but I have absolutely no desire – or motivation – to care for them. They aren’t dying of starvation or anything; they’re both well fed and [the dog] is walked bi-daily – just not by me.

At this point in my life I have came up with the, obvious, conclusion that I will never be a pet owner because I don’t feel inspired in any way to care for a child – at least in terms of the dog. Our cat is basically self-sufficient in most departments; it’s dogs that crave attention and love. Cats/Dogs are the cutest and greatest little creatures to have in your companionship but it’s selfish to only pay attention to it when you’re in the mood. It’s a full responsibility that takes a lot of effort; so choose wisely.

Photography by Fernando Reyes

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