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(I’ve been having trouble leaving comments on certain WWBC posts due to a problem with Google. I’ll go back to commenting everywhere as usual as soon as that glitch is fixed).
This week’s topic was “meet my pets.” I needed to tweak it a little in order to be able to participate because I’m allergic to most of the mammals that people commonly keep as pets. My place is also too small to add anyone else to it. Therefore, I’ll be talking about pets I’d have if there were no such thing as allergies and I had the space for one or more little, or not-so-little, friends.
Rabbits. They’re quiet, small, and can be perfectly content as a 100% indoor pet. I also think they’re adorable, especially when they’re binkying (jumping for joy).
Cats. I like how self-sufficient they are in general. An affectionate cat would be great, but I’d leave it up to them to decide if or when petting and cuddling would happen. From what I’ve heard, it’s best to let feline friends set the tone of your relationship as far as that goes.
Dogs. They’re loyal, and many of them are quite joyful creatures as well. I’d prefer to have a fenced-in yard if I had a dog so he or she could go safely run around outside whenever they wished. Although it would also be nice to have a reason to take long daily walks with them if I didn’t have a yard!
(Non-Venomous) Snakes. I had an amazing elementary school teacher who kept all sorts of reptiles in his classroom. The snakes were my favourite creatures to quietly watch, and I’ve retained an interest in them to this day. Their behaviour is so different from warm-blooded animals. It’s almost like meeting an alien or something.
Llamas or Alpacas. Okay, so this one would require me to own a farm or something.
There were some fascinating llamas that I liked to visit at a local zoo before 2020 happened. They have such ornery expressions on their faces! I also enjoy seeing how gentle they are with their big, furry babies.
This is a stock photo, but it’ll give you an idea of just how lovely those moments are.
Someday I’ll go visit the llamas of Toronto again.