If my kids (ok, and me too) had their way, I would be bringing home every kitten and puppy they hear of that needs a home. I have to be the practical one though. I have to remember that with these sweet little puppy kisses comes the work of cleaning up the house after them. The kids are learning this. With a pet to call their own, their first pet, comes a lot of responsibility. I’m not the only one either. According to the second annual Swiffer Cleaning Index, while 93% of American parents feel that having a pet is one of the most rewarding experiences a child can have, 75% of those that do not already have a pet agree that concerns over pet related messes could prevent them from getting one.
Do you have a special memory of your first pet? Have you been thinking about giving your kids their first pet? Is the thought of the mess holding you back?