My first child is Bailey, my boisterous Jack Russel Terrier. He’s 7 years old. He was in the limelight for about 4  years before Little Libra came around. Naturally I was afraid of sibling rivalry. Turns out he was ready to make room for another:

Bailey and Little Libra

Siblings: Bailey and Little Libra

Bailey brings out the biggest smiles in her.

biggest smile in her life

Look at all those teeth!

And he always has a special eye on her:

Special eye for Little Libra

"There's so much I need to protect you from..."

Since Bailey lives with my parents, I’ve been dabbling with the idea of getting Little Libra a pet at home.  A dog would be too much responsibility but perhaps a turtle or a goldfish? Here’s an important guideline from Family Friendly Fun for hubby and me as we contemplate  the new addition:

The key to creating true family pets who are gentle, loyal, and loving to both animals and people—is to treat the animal as a beloved family member and to provide the training and care he deserves. It’s not enough to get a pet “for the kids.”

I can’t imagine caring too much about amphibians. Any ideas?

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3 Responses to Siblings

  1. T_Demirski says:

    A turtle might be best to start with. I hear they’re super low on maintenance. You can feed them every few days and they’ll be fine (but I guess don’t tell her that as you want to encourage her to be responsible).

    Fish, on the other hand, I feel might be a little tricky. Feed them too little… they die. Feed them too much… they die. Hassle!

  2. Lexi says:

    Awwww. Yes, a turtle! Besides Peanut, they really are supposed to be low maintenance. I guess mine was just sick since he never opened his eyes. And I heard it’s best if they have a partner. So it’s gotta be two turtles. Maybe if I get another one, we can have them live together! Hehe.

    Cleaning fish bowls are quite tasking. I remember being very nervous as a kid whenever I watched my yaya clean its bowl. I always had the feeling that my fish was going to take the opportunity to jump out of the small tabo and die. :(

    • Great idea! Two turtles to keep each other company. I was even thinking of planting some seeds in a jar and making her responsible for watering it so she can see them grow. Monggo seeds?

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