I have always been an animal lover. I have always had an animal since I was a kid. Mostly dogs, but I have had my fair share of other animals too; rabbits, birds, cats, fish, hamsters, and guinea pigs.
There is something about an animal that just hits me in my soul, in a good way. Currently I have 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a bird. If I had more room and more money, I would have more! There was a time where I was trying to open an animal sanctuary. I just love animals. I love helping them, I love loving them, and I love having a relationship with them. It is just soothing to my soul.
My current animals are NOT therapy animals rx’d by a doctor. But I would definitely go that route if I had no animals. Yes, they are hard work at times, especially when they need medical attention. But my animals help me so much. They know just when I need soothing. They know when I need that extra attention. And I love having that bond.
When I’m an old lady, and my kids are out of the house and have their own families… I will have lots of animals. I would love to live on a large piece of land and have lots and lots of animals. That is how I want to retire.