My dad never really liked pets. He let us take in a stray or two, but they would disappear. We had some fish here and there, a turtle and a bird. Overall though, I do not remember pets playing a huge role in our lives.
Lately, I’ve been wanting a dog. (Or another baby, but that’s not going to happen so dog it is.) I never had a dog growing up and would love for the kids to have one to raise, care for and play with.
In the meantime, my dad has been adding animals to his life. He now has goats, ducks, chickens and horses occasionally. Dad has about 3 acres which he maintains with the help of these pets. It’s funny to hear him talk about his pets, their personalities, and all their quirky habits.
We finally made it out there to spend some time with the animals and of course, Papa & Penelope. 🙂
The kids had a blast and are still talking about hugging the goats and holding the babies. Maybe someday we’ll get our chickens and a dog (fingers and toes crossed). In the meantime, we’ll try to make it out more often to visit papa’s pets.