I've come to realize that you wont have pets without some issues.
We have dogs in the back inside the fence and cats up front free to come and go as they please.
At some point you have to ask yourself is it worth it to have cats or dogs. I'd almost rather have the wild squirrel's feeling safe to come up on the
Years ago we had a couple of mini dash hounds and loved those little weenies to death but one of them, every single time you come home if you haven't
seen her in a while she would roll over and pee strait up in the air and all over the place. That little dog could see spirits but not her sister.
We'd always come in and tell the kids to act like you don't see the peeing weenie so you don't trigger her.
The dogs will bark and let me know someone is out there for hours. But they'd likely never bark if I really needed them to.
One time the TV went a little fuzzy and I new immediately what was going on. I ran out and caught the youngest dog trying to rip the stupid TV cable
out of the ground. She actually had a good start on it maybe 4 to 5 feet was ripped out.
One dog we had a long ways back chewed all the trailer plugs off my vehicles and started in on the wiring harness underneath my work truck.
Dogs will dig holes in the best patches of grass you have in the hot summer to get cool. I've filled in holes time and time again and leveled them
out only to find the dogs buried up to their eye balls the next day. I finally said ok you guys win but no more holes, you can have this one only. Do
they listen? Nope!
Out front the cats are quite funny but not without issue. They will eat table scraps like its going out of style.
You can't get out the door without 6 wanting to rush in until they have been fed.
Then they love to climb on the vehicles and you'd be surprised at how much paint they scratch off the hoods in 4 or 5 years. And always leave sliding
front prints on the windshields.
They hunt my squirrels which is cause to get rid of them. I'd take the squirrels 10 to 1 over the cats but they do get a rat now and then and keep it
from making its way into the house so I hang on to them a little longer.
Inside cats will eventually tear a hole in the corner of your brand new sofa so out you go kitty. I didn't like your litter box anyhow.
Oh not to mention the cost of the food.
edit on 18-11-2019 by Trucker1 because: (no reason given)