A Pet for Annabelle?
Annabelle will be 3, in August, and I would like to get her a pet, for her birthday. I think that Annabelle is finally old enough to start learning the responsibility of taking care of an animal.
Here are the considerations of first pets:
Goldfish – sure, is fun to look at, but she can’t really play with it. Plus, goldfish don’t really have a long life expectancy, and I don’t feel like explaining why Goldie is floating upside down in her fishbowl.
Hamster – they’re cute, tiny, cuddly, and super easy to care for. The biggest problem with this option – Mark is 100% against it. He had a guinea pig once, and now hates anything that resembles one. Psh, I had a hamster in North Carolina (when I was pregnant with Annabelle), Charlie, and he was AWESOME! He used to sit on my preggo belly and watch tv with me. Man, I miss that little ball of fur.
Kitten – who doesn’t love a kitten? Annabelle loves to play with the kitties at PopPop’s and Nanie’s, so why not get her one of her own? The downside – kittens are expensive. There’s the kitty litter, food, litter box, scoop, shots, not to mention getting it fixed and declawed. Also, I have a friend, at work, that has the cutest little gray fuzzball that Annabelle would love.
Here’s where you come in…I need some input. Is 3 a good age to have a first pet? If so, what is a suitable first pet for a 3-year-old?
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