My good friend Annamaria gifted Lady C with her first pet... a lovely little beta fish from a local pet store. When I asked Lady C what she wanted to name this beloved creature, she decided on "Nemo" - which is no surprise because loves the movie "Finding Nemo" and we've watched it
Nemo is a good fish (as far as fish go), but as most parents know, your child's first pet is YOUR pet. 100%. Lady C does a good job each day of
What can I say? I never had a pet as an adult... I'm not a "pet" person and when I was little, my mother took care of the fish we had! We once had some cats and I'm pretty sure my mother "let" it leave the house one day.
If I were to have a pet, it would be a dog but culturally my husband and I have different views of dogs. He tells me that it is quite American to have dogs in the house with you, hanging around with family and given pet insurance. He says, where he grew up, the dogs pretty much stayed outside and to themselves. Plus, we are not really interested in the whole "walking" a dog thing. So - dogs - not an option.
Anyway, we are a happy family now with Nemo in the bunch. But I know - we probably won't have any other pets... a fish is enough... so Nemo it is!
Does your family have any pets?
Are you a pet family?
Do you think people from different cultures view pets differently?