Pets are quickly becoming part of our family. Different people are attracted to different kinds of pets: pets with fur, pets with feathers, pets with scales, walking pets, flying pets, swimming pets, crawling pets. And as part of our families, they always deserve a few photos, and therefore, some scrapbook pages. Pets can be cute and quiet, or active and even mischievous (which is the perfect time to snap a photo!). Let's have a look at a few pets you might want to introduce to us.
This is a given. Dogs are among the most common pets you can see in the neighbourhood. You might have a dog as a puppy and follow its growth, or maybe you adopted a rescued animal. Either way, you have lots of love to give, and they have just as much.
Look at those eyes!
Is your son or daughter interacting with your dog? Or maybe it is the other way around? This is often a marvelous time for them to bound (and for you to snap a picture).
Cats are probably the other most common pets you will see. Cats are often independent, but some of them still thrive affection. Being so quiet, cats will often explore more places and objects, and might even get into some trouble, at times.
Those small furry friends can be fun for kids, since they are easier to hold, pet and snuggle with. I guess their size makes them playful pets. One great thing about guinea pigs, is they are quiet, don't bark, don't climb everywhere.
What other rodent can you have as a pet? When I was a kid, my grandma got me a pair of white mice. My mom was NOT thrilled, but I had fun with them. They were small, and cute. But have you ever had a rat as a pet? Well, Tracey did!
Feathered pets are also common, and there are so many variety of birds you can find, whether it is a canary, a budgie, a pair of lovebirds or one of those more exotic type of birds like parrots, aras, cracatoes and macaw.
Yes, they are feathered pets, but not necessarily the kind you will find in every neighbourhood, or definitely not indoor (usually). If you have a large yard, you might be raising chicken, but you might have just one or two that you can get attached to.
Definitely not a city pet, horses have been best friends with many kids and grownups.
You have to admit that it is quite hard to pet a fish, or to snuggle with it, yet, kids (and adults) can take great care of their fish, whether they are the common goldfish kind or some other more exotic kind like the angelfish, or others.
I had turtles for many years, but never thought of taking picture of them. Maybe that is just because I was not a big picture-taker. But one great advantage of turtles, for photography is that they will likely stay in place long enough to take those photos! Did you ever notice the way turtles stretch their neck and limbs? That can be funny at times.
OK, I have to admit that I didn't hear about many people having a hermit crab as a pet, but why not? If one can have a turtle, why not a hermit crab?
How can you keep a frog as a pet? Unlike a turtle or a hermit crab, those little creatures are quite bouncy and definitely hard to snuggle. Yet, kids will always love frogs.
Another type of animal we can find as pets is a snake. Kids have always been fascinated by small snakes, but grownups are more adventurous and can take care of larger creatures. I am not sure how much I would like to cuddle with them, although holding one for a bit might be ok.
What other types of pets do you have? I have a friend who has a pot belly pig as a pet, and she says it is quite friendly. How about bunnies? Even squirrels? Different pets have different needs, but will be also the source of many stories that you can document and share in a scrapbook page. Go ahead. They are part of your family. Share those stories.
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