When I was on the Hope Telethon last weekend talking about pet health holiday tips, the reporter asked me (without warning) if I was going to be bringing home another pet from Helen Woodward. And I answered honestly.
If it wouldn’t cause a major rift in the household, I would. I can manage 4 pets, and we’re at 3. If I can’t get a Boston, I’m thinking maybe I could just sneak in another cat for Apollo. He’s social, he likes friends. He’d like a pal.
My husband remains unconvinced, of course.
But they help reduce blood pressure! I could say. They are good for your health! Pet ownership reduces stress and depression!
In conclusion, there is really no reason NOT to have just one more, I say.
In return, I get a solid NO. So alas, I must wait and bide my time until I can convince him otherwise. Subliminal advertising, bribery, I’m trying all angles.
But maybe you’re in a better position than I am! It’s National Get a Pal for your Pet Day, after all, sponsored by Pets Add Life. Why not? You’ve probably got a lot of time off coming up, what better time to introduce a new pal.
And if anyone has some sly tips for convincing a husband to bring home just one more, I’m all ears.
This post is sponsored by the Pets Add Life campaign and the American Pet Products Association. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the benefits and joys of pet ownership.