This last week was difficult for me. I made the decision to put my 15-year-old cat to sleep, and this wasn't easy. She was the last "premarital" pet we owned. She was very social and liked being around the family, often positioning herself so that it was easy for us to pet her. My husband knew … Continue reading The Story of Sophie
I found a great article in the Fall 2011 issue of “Healthy Pet,” which we receive through our vet’s office. The name of the article is “Kids and Pets: Growing Together” by Lynette A. Hart, Ph.D. The article begins by stating that many parents think giving a child a pet is a great way to teach them responsibility, but unfortunately, most children are not mature enough to care for a pet’s daily needs.