Oct 172012
 

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It really sucks being an only pet. Take it from the guinea pig.

I can only imagine the loneliness felt by this little dude.

I am lucky. Except fur that brief time when I was a small kitten lost on a country road before I was rescued, I have never been alone.

I have 4 other fur pals who, along with me, are pets that add life to my human’s existence.

Five cats sleeping on bed

Brew’s Crew

My human never really intended to have 5 of us. Three would have been a more ideal number. Stuff happens.

Still yet, she has been committed to having more than one pet fur a long time.

My human once had a cat named Beezie (from whom she took the moniker BZTAT) who became overweight and lazy when she was a single pet. Although Beezie was not particularly fond of Bub and later on Slick, Beezie became more active and entertained when these cats came into her life.

Ever since then, my human has never had just one pet. When Beezie and Bub went to the Bridge within a year of each other, leaving Slick alone, my human went out and found Noah and me to keep her company.

The Pets Add Life (PAL) Campaign is “designed to demonstrate the joys and benefits of pet ownership, thus driving increased adoption of pets and responsible ownership of pets.” They asked me to talk about it, because my life is all about what the campaign promotes. I was adopted. I bring lotsa joy to my human, and I live in a multiple pet household.

So here’s the thing. Your human can be like mine and make a commitment to these same things. Get yer human to take the pledge!

PAL Campaign pledge

As of this writing, 223 people have pledged to adopt their next pet; 118 have pledged to volunteer at a shelter; and 165 have pledged to share a photo of a homeless pet with others to help it find a home. You could add to those numbers by getting yer human to sign on and by sharing it with others.

Whatcha waitin’ fur?

Oh yeah, and lets help some homeless turtle get connected to this guinea pig. They really need each other.

This post is sponsored by the Pets Add Life campaign and the American Pet Products Association. I am being compensated fur my efforts in helpin’ spread the word about the benefits and joys of pet ownership. It’s a tough job but someone’s gotta do it.

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  2 Responses to “It really sucks being an only pet.”

  1. I dunno… sometimes I think it would be really fun to be an only kitty – don’t tell the PAL humans I said so!

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