If you've read my blog for a length of time you would know that I don't have patience for animals. Before I had children to take care of, animals were okay to clean up after, feed, worry about etc. but after we having kids the last thing I want is to have to mop up muddy paw prints or pick up "accidents" in the house.
After getting rid of our dog, we just had a cat Jonas and "the turtle", as we affectionately call our tortoise. The cat was alright but pretty worthless (as are all animals) and the day we moved he got scared and ran away. The new owners of our house couldn't catch him so... Good Bye Jonas. We missed you for about 7 minutes.
I was perfectly happy with our one pet, the beloved tortoise. We have had him for 3 years and don't have to do anything for him. He is one cool dude. He roams the yard and eats weeds and grass. We tried getting him tortoise food but he won't eat it. He has been a fun decoration to our backyard and the girls enjoy looking for him and giving him treats occasionally. But then.... a few days after we moved, my friend in Laveen found a bunny in her yard. She couldn't keep it and the neighbors were trying to kill it so she caught it for us and we adopted him.
Claire has named him Thumper.
It's nice to have these two critters around to eat the vegetables that I buy but never eat. It makes me feel less guilty.