As a child, I begged for pets (rats, mice, hamsters) and was never allowed. (I didn’t have a pet till my 20s.)

My mom said she worried enough about my brother and I and didn’t need somebody else to worry about. It didn’t matter that I was up to the challenge to care the potential pets myself.

It’s interesting; it’s the opposite message you got. Neither is great.

But somehow we both became loving, responsible dog mamas!

Lupin had 3 families before us and was estimated to be only a year and a half when we adopted him. There must be so many families treating pets the way your family did.

Empathy for the win! Published in Gen, Human Parts, Heated, Tenderly —Feminism, Sexuality, Veganism, Anti-Racism, Parenting. She/They

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