NaBloPoMo II: Don’t Buy a Pet for Christmas

Keeks Puteaux 2008I’ve decided to join NaBloPoMo this year. This means I am committed to writing a blog a day for the whole of November. It’s instead of NaNoWriMo (which as most will know is about committing to writing 50,000 words of a novel in November). Well, you can do both of course. I’m editing my first novel so I’m not interested in NaNoWriMo, but I think committing to writing a blog every day for a month is a good idea on various levels. First, it’s good discipline; it adds a framework to your day. Second, third, fourth, … there are lots of reasons why this is a good idea.

If you’re wondering about the picture of the cat, well, they say you shouldn’t work with children and animals, but I’ve found that a cute picture of a cat always attracts attention!

This is our cat, a couple of months after we adopted her from the French SPA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). She’d been found starving a couple of months after Christmas, in a car park, and handed over to the SPA. She weighed just 2lbs when found and was close to death.

Keeksies Manon 2009 3Had she become an unwanted Christmas present?

Don’t buy a kitten or puppy or guppie or schmuppy for Christmas. A pet is a serious commitment, that ought to be for the lifetime of the pet. This can be 20 years and more. That’s a long time. A huge commitment. A huge financial commitment. Don’t commit to buying a pet for Christmas, unless you can commit also to the long term.

Committing to a pet is a more serious commitment than committing to write a blog every day for a month.


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