My Purrfect Pets Series focuses on different bloggers and their families – including their furry family of course! We all have different lives and I find it amazing to get a glimpse into other peoples homes and connect with them on all levels so I put them under the grill and ask them some questions. As a pet lover myself, I’m always keen to investigate how other people are doing it. This is a pet-positive series that any families with a pet of any kind can take part in, send me an email if you’re interested in being the next featured purrfect family!
Can you tell us a little about the animals you have and your family?
We have two cats: one beautiful rescue girl and a shy loving little boy. We also have three bunnies; two giant french lops – one white and one blue, plus a lovely old boy who lives alone called Patchy. Then there are the 4 Giant African Land Snails…
Do you think your daughter will benefit from growing up in a household with pets?
Absolutely! They are her best friends. She has an amazing bond with them.
Have there been any special positives or negatives due to her autism and anxiety?
We had a rocky start with the first cat and it took quite a while for their relationship to settle – glad we persevered though – they are best friends now! They are like therapy pets, they really help her.
How much extra work do you think is involved every day taking care of your pets?
Quite a lot! We home ed though so it kind of fits in with our lifestyle pretty well.
African Land Snails are quite unusual! What made you decide to get those and do you find them easy to care for?
To be honest, it wasn’t entirely planned! One of my daughter’s friends was looking for a home for them so we took them in! They are super easy to care for. As long as they are warm with a regular supply of greens and cuttlefish they are happy!
What would you say is the most challenging thing about having your pets?
I guess finding someone to care for them if we were to travel maybe?
What would you say is the best thing about having your pets?
The bond we all have with them, but my daughter especially.
Do you have any advice for anyone who is thinking about adding pets to their family?
If your children are quite young, it is almost a bit like introducing a new sibling! It takes time for the relationship to develop and in the meantime they need to be well supervised. But it is totally worth it!
A big thank you to Katie from Living Life Our Way for giving us a glimpse into her life and letting us get to know her family and pets! If you’d like to be the next featured family in this series, drop me an email or a message on Twitter.