Love Birds Are A Noisy But Good Addition To Your Family

I am more of a dog person and I even like cats. If given the choice I would pick a dog to have as a pet and add to my family and then perhaps second would be a cat. I love dogs and cats. However at times I have had other pets in my family. Top among there are love birds.

Love birds are part of the parrot family – a fact I did not know until now – and are rather cute. I think they are rather popular in India or atleast in Kerala for many decades. Keeping them in these large cages, because they couldn’t survive for long in the wild, are a great way to keep yourself entertained as you hear their chirping and the sound of the little wings flapping as they move from one perch to another. We used to keep a few throughout the years; initially just a couple in a smaller cage that we setup in the living room and then around 6 to 8 of them in a much bigger cage, which we kept outside on the porch but covered & protected by the sun and rain as they were under the large sun shade.

I would love to keep a few birds again. They do give out a lot of joy. Ok, they aren’t the kind of pet that you touch, who come to you, who react to you and show that love that is so special but they do have a place in your home.

How We Celebrated My Dad’s 85th Birthday

I forgot to post about this on Saturday and then Sunday, it completely skipped my mind. I think Saturday it was more due to feeling tired while Sunday I was more interested in watching tv and relaxing in bed. But yes, this past Saturday – the 13th of January – was my dad’s 85th birthday. We had a celebration for him, which was held at the Lotus club. We had a small hall which could seat 40 to 50 people and a smaller room with a table for those of us who want to drink.

I was the last person to reach the venue as I had something related to work come out. I took a shower at 11:30 am and left by 12 pm but there was a huge traffic block due to the cops rerouting traffic. Hence it took me 60 minutes to reach the venue which was 20 minutes away. Once I reached we had photos taken, greeting everyone, then we had the cake being cut. I met a few people and talked to them, including a cousin on my dad’s side who I haven’t met since 1996.

Then I had a couple of beers with my dad, 3 uncles and 3 cousins. We had a nice time as the rest of them ate their lunch. Finally we guys had our lunch and then ice cream and most people had left by then. Finally just before 4pm we all left, I came home and took a nap, as did my parents. At 6 pm we made tea and had biscuits and at 9 I decided to buy us some sandwiches for dinner. It was a fun day!

The Only Kind Of New Year’s Eve Party I Want

How do you love to spend New Year’s Eve?

I don’t want an exotic locale or a fancy party. I don’t want a live band or fancy drinks and cocktails. I want to be with my family. I want us to play some music, great songs from the past and have lots of fun time. I want us to have plenty of good, tasty yet simple food. Lots of snacks – chicken, beef & fish. And plenty of drinks. Beer, whiskey, vodka and brandy.

One nice big hall with airconditioning an comfortable chairs and tables. Some play stuff for the kids. My mu and aunts at one big table or two, sitting with their cold drinks and snacks. My dad and uncles sitting around a big table with their drinks in hand. My cousins and I sitting with our drinks and yakking ten to the dozen. Talking about the memories of the years gone by and cracking bad jokes. No one is not happy and not laughing for more than 10 seconds.

We sing in the new year. Some dinner and then ice cream. And then we all part ways. Simple and yet this is the best and only kind that I want.

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Do You Remember The Very First Music Video That You Ever Watched On MTV?

Do you remember the very first music video that you ever watched on MTV? I do. Cable came to India back in 1992. I was in the 10th standard and still around 15 years old (I turned 16 that same year) and the previous year we had heard the news that India was finally getting cable. It was supposed to start with 4 channels and then expanding a year or so later.

Before that in 1991 we had this big annual event called BuildExpo, where in one large ground, numerous companies would have stalls and give talks and demos of their new proucts and services. And ofcourse there were many food stalls. My cousins and I were walking around and sampling some of the food when we were heard loud music playing. We walked towards this large stall with multiple screens – yes CABLE TV! And they were playing MTV which for most of us was much talked about but never had we seen it.

And as we reached the screens, the song playing was …..”Wind Of Change” by Scorpions. I was amazed and I loved the song and the video. We talked to the people who told us about the upcoming launch of Cable tv in the state and we were told when we could expect it and how much we would have to pay. I was obsessed with MTV and then Channel V for ages.

What To Do Before Boarding Your Dog At A Pet Hotel

What to do before boarding your dog at a Pet Hotel

If your pet is healthy and gets along well with other pets, then boarding them at a pet hotel or a kennel might be a good option. How much comfort, pampering and personal attention your pet is likely to receive depends on how much you’re willing to spend. Before you do  so, here are a few things you should do before you sign up with them:

  • Make sure your pet’s vaccinated. In addition to rabies, distemper and canine parvovirus vaccinations, your dog may also be required to receive a Bordetella vaccine prior to their kennel stay. Many pet boarding facilities require a health certificate from your veterinarian as proof that they’ve had all their shots and are in good health.

  • Rid them of fleas, ticks and other parasites. If your pet is on a regular prevention protocol, this may be included on their health certificate.

  • Prepare enough of their regular food to eat during their stay. Because switching foods quickly can cause both dogs and cats to experience upset tummies, many pet hotels and kennels require that you provide food from home.

  • Prepare their medication, along with instructions. If your pet takes regular medication, provide enough to get them through their stay. Also, write out detailed instructions for the boarder and share your vet’s contact information.

  • Let them bring something from home. While it might be tempting to let your pet bring their favourite toy, it’s better to bring something that they won’t miss if it gets destroyed or left behind. An old T-shirt or blanket that has your scent on it will help give them comfort and reassurance.

  • Take them to visit the facility before your trip. If possible, bring your pup or kitty to the facility a few days before your holiday starts, and let them become familiar with the space and the people who work there. This will help your pet feel more comfortable when you leave them there for an extended stay.

Monopoly Is The Board Game I Remember Playing The Most

November 19th is Play Monopoly Day. Have you ever played Monopoly? If so, who did you play with? What happened? Who won?

Well does this game ever bring back memories. Even though I think we also played the Indian version called Hind Trade (with Indian places and Indian Rupees) Monopoly is where it’s at. I never owned a board of my own but a couple of my cousins did and whenever we had a few days off from school & college, we would gather up in one house and play hours and hours of games while listening to music. I associate monopoly with late afternoon & evening games with my cousins.

Hind Trade (not sure when this game came out, but I’m guessing early to mid 80s) was the first one we started playing on, which we played a lot during the summer holidays of the years 1987-90!  I’ve always felt that Monopoly was best played with 5 or 6 players at the maximum. More fun that way. Best time to play Monopoly would be immediately after lunch, spread out on the floor, on a large table or as we did at times, keeping the board on a bed and sitting on chairs around it! With some music playing throughout and you won’t even know how quickly the time passes by.

Evening rolls on by and you drink coffee, tea or juices and have a snack – the game still continues. When you are young this pleases the adults cause they can go one watching their movies & their tv shows in blissful peace and not have to worry about you guys! One summer in Kacheripady at my mom’s eldest brother’s house with 4 of my cousins, numerous evenings in Mattancherry with the entire gamut of cousins playing during summer, Onam and December vacations and one 2 week stay in Calicut where we used to play the game in the night – these will forever be in my pleasant memories list!

5 MORE WAYS A DOG IS GOOD FOR YOU

The first five are here

6. Dogs Make You More Attractive

If you’re looking for a date, it might be time to get a dog. A dog’s presence may make people appear more likable and attractive. In a series of studies, men were more likely to get a woman’s phone number when they had a dog with them. In another study, researchers asked individuals to rate people in photographs. The individuals found that people looked happier and more relaxed when they appeared with a dog. A study by Pet Wingman found that men and women swipe right more often in dating apps on profile photos with dogs. Women benefited more than men with dogs in their profiles.

7. Dogs Make Us More Social

Walking with a dog can make us more approachable and give people a conversation starter. Think about how many times you’ve talked with other people, whether they’re your neighbors or new friends at the dog park. Researchers have found that about 40% of dog owners had an easier time making friends. Dogs can provide the perfect way to get to know strangers and form new friendships. A study at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University concluded that people who have a strong attachment to a pet often feel more connected in their human relationships and their communities.

8. Dogs Are Made to Be Irrestible

There’s a reason why puppies are so irresistible. A dog’s facial features possess an “infant schema.” These “social releasers” can trigger an innate caregiver response in humans. So the next time you can’t stop watching that dog video, know those big eyes and floppy ears are scientifically appealing.

9. Dogs Make Us Happier

Just looking at a dog can lift your spirits. A 2009 study in Japan found that staring into your dog’s eyes can raise your level of oxytocin, also known as the “love hormone.” Besides the general health benefits of owning a dog, dogs can be natural mood boosters. People with AIDS may be less likely to suffer from depression if they own a pet, according to a 2017 study.

10. Dogs Can Have Positive Effects on Seniors

Studies exploring the effects of dogs on seniors found positive results. One study found that pet therapy can improve the cognitive function of residents in long-term care with mental illness. Another study showed significant decreases in agitated behaviors in seniors with dementia, as well as improved social interactions. A dog provides unconditional love and support, which is especially important during tough times. Though people may think we’re taking care of our dogs, it’s mutual. Dogs also take care of us, and science confirms it.

Summer of 1988 – Staycation In Kacheripady

Ah yes, the good ole 80s! Well we – my family and I – had moved back to India from Kuwait (and in my case, moved – as I was born in Kuwait) in the summer of 1987 and I joined a school near our home in Thrikkakara. During the work week we would occasionally drop by at my mom’s eldest brother house in Kacheripady. We had our two cousins who were 9 and 3 years older than me and we spent a lot of time with them. And then that summer during the school holidays, I spent almost a month with them along with two other cousins.

First of all my aunt is a sweetheart and she managed u 5 boys with no complaints and a smile on her face and she probably loved the fact that we were there. We didn’t have enough space to play outside so we instead spent the days inside. After a shower and breakfast, my cousins and I would spend the entire day playing Hind Trade (an Indian version of Monopoly) while playing The Beatles, Scorpions, Dire Straits & assorted other 70s & 80s rock music. We would only stop for lunch after which we would watch a movie.

Evenings after tea was more games until dinner after which we would watch another movie and then go into the bedroom and fall asleep while we read books or played general quiz, with our eldest cousin playing the role of quiz master. The whole month that’s all we did and it was a fun time. After a month 1 of my cousins, the youngest of the 5 of us, and I went back to my house and he stayed at my house for a couple of weeks before his parents came to bring him back to their house. Such memories of summers gone by sometimes just come back to me.

The Day I Went Missing

This is way back in my younger days. I was 21 years old so this was back in 1997. The setting is in Mattancherry and a bunch of us are at our grandmother’s house. There is a wedding possibility in the works (arranged marriage being discussed). And I guess it was August or September. Anways, I had heard just the most disturbing news from one of my cousins, in fact that very same cousin who was getting married. The thing she told me was so devastating and it was the first time I had ever known of this happening to someone I loved and someone who was related to me, that I kinda of went into a bit of a trance.

I didn’t talk to anyone else for the rest of the morning. My grandmother asked me to walk to one of the medical shops nearby and buy her medicine for her. I took the money from her and walked by myself  but couldn’t find the medicine in any of the pharmacies nearby. I ended up in Thoppumpady, 3 kilometers away when one of the guys at a pharmacy told me to go to the city area as the medicine would be available there. So I took the bus to go the next couple of kilometers and then realized that I had left quite a while back. This was ofcourse well before we had easy access to mobile phones. Anyway I got the medicine and then checked my watch and saw that it was over 2 hours since I left. I took the bus back and went to the house – only to find out that a couple of my uncles and my male cousins were out looking for me.

When we went back into the house I saw that al the aunts, my mom, my grandmother were out on the front of the house all with a worried look on their faces. Funniest was that my youngest cousin, who was about 5 at the time was also there! They thought I was missing. I can never forget the look on their faces.

Fun Things To Do With Your Family & Kids When It’s Too Hot Or It’s Raining

Here are some of the simple things you could get up to indoors with your kids:

  • Play a board game – maybe a game of monopoly to get the whole family involved and entertained for hours!
  • Complete a puzzle – maybe make it a challenge to see who can complete their puzzle the quickest.
  • Get out your old photobooks – and enjoy looking back at old pictures with your kids. Or if most of your photos are digital, maybe you and your children could get creative and design and order a printed photo book with their favourite pictures.
  • Family movie night – You could get baking during the day and make a few cupcakes, ice lollies or any snack of your choice ready to eat with the movie! Maybe if you decide to make a sweet treat, your kids could even help decorate those treats! And if you can’t decide what movie to watch you could write down a film onto a small piece of paper, throw it into a bowl and have someone pick one out to decide which movie you could watch. Making a den to watch the movie in is also a creative way to keep little ones busy whilst using their imagination!
  • Create a scavenger hunt – Firstly you just need to create a couple of clues and hide them, each clue should be a clue to find the next one. It would be a great idea to leave some sort of a ‘hidden treasure’ at the end for your kids to find. It could maybe be some sweet treats or you could create a coupon to have an ice cream that they could use by the end of the day.

The Father Of The Bride Is Missing

What’s the craziest thing to happen at a wedding?

Well not the really crazies stuff but I can’t think of anything that is odder than that. But back in 1997 one of my cousins, who was 23 at the time was getting married. She was in her final year of medicine in the UK, where she lived with her family (my mom’s sister and her husband and their 7 kids). It was an arranged marriage and they had barely met a few weeks ago. The wedding was rushed but things were all arranged.

The rest of us were getting ready having bought the new clothes and stuff for wearing on the wedding day. We had already given the gifts that we had bought for my cousin and everyone started leaving for the venue. Me and some of my cousins were the last to leave our grandma’s house and just before I got into the car, I was given the keys to lock the house and then the main gate. So I did and got in and then we reached the venue which was just 20 minutes away.

Things were all seemingly going well but just before the garland exchange, we couldn’t find the father of the bride. Now when I tell you that this guy is a eccentric asshole and I wouldn’t have ruled out the possibility that he would end up missing for the wedding due to some tiff or the other. But then I had a thought and asked my cousins, what if he was inside (maybe in the bathroom) when we locked up the house? We didn’t have cell phone back then – except for 2 of my uncle who were businessmen – and we had no clue.

Everyone started to panic but a few minutes later he came into the venue. Turns out he wanted some cold water or something and hence went to a store nearby. He offered nothing else and then the wedding took place. The rest of us looked at each other and thought “weird” and went about spending time with our relatives and had lunch at the venue and then went back home.

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5 Vegetables You Can Safely Feed Your Dog

It’s not uncommon to want to spoil your dog by sharing your favorite people food snack instead of a dog treat. Make sure that you feed your dog the safest ones. Here ate 5 vegetables that is safe for your dog”

Broccoli
Yes, broccoli is safe for dogs to eat in small amounts, and is best served as an occasional treat. It is high in fiber and vitamin C and low in fat. However, broccoli florets contain isothiocyanates, which can cause mild-to-potentially-severe gastric irritation in some dogs. Tough broccoli stalks have been known to cause obstruction in the esophagus in dogs. So, if your dog likes broccoli, it’s better to offer them cooked broccoli to help avoid these issues. (Or, let them gnaw on a broccoli-shaped dog chew toy while you dig in to your beef & broccoli takeout.)

Brussels Sprouts
Yes, dogs can eat Brussels sprouts. Brussels sprouts are loaded with nutrients and antioxidants that are great for humans and dogs, alike. Don’t overfeed them to your dog, however, because they can cause lots and lots of gas. Cabbage is also safe for dogs—since Brussels sprouts are basically tiny cabbages—but sharing cabbage with your dog comes with the same flatulence flag. Don’t say we didn’t warn you! If your dog is a big fan of Brussels sprouts or cabbage, and you’re cool with the results, you might want to consider some dehydrated dog foods that include these leafy greens as a component.

Carrots
Yes, dogs can eat carrots. Carrots are an excellent low-calorie snack that is high in fiber and beta-carotene, which produces vitamin A. Plus, crunching on this orange root vegetable is great for your dog’s teeth. Carrots are included as an ingredient in many dog foods as well as plenty of carrot dog treats.

Celery
Yes, celery is safe for dogs to eat. In addition to vitamins A, B, and C, this crunchy green snack contains the nutrients needed to promote a healthy heart and possibly fight cancer. As if that wasn’t enough, celery is also known to freshen doggy breath. Find celery dog chews for an option any dog would enjoy.

Green beans
Yes, dogs can eat green beans. Chopped, steamed, raw, or canned – all types of green beans are safe for dogs to eat, as long as they are plain. Green beans are full of important vitamins and minerals and they’re also full of fiber and low in calories. Opt for no-salt canned green beans for dogs for adding to food, or frozen green beans can be fun enrichment snacks.

My Favorite Childhood Summer-time Past-time Was…

Ok so I had several favourite childhood summer time activities that I loved. Let’s look at them as sub-activities of one major activities. Spending time with my cousins. Even though I had a great set of friends at school, I never really hung out with them during the summer holidays. Usually it was one or 2 who lived near me, that I perhaps saw a couple of times during April & May months but usually summer vacations were meant for family.

And hence the things we did as a group of cousins were the best things and things I looked forward to. Our families would gather in my maternal grandmother’s house in Mattancherry. Sometimes the adults would stay for a while and then go back while we kids stayed back. So we played football and cricket in the little bit of land that was in front of our grandma’s house. That as what we did during the day time straight after breakfast. We would stop for lunch and a bit of rest and played till 5 or 6pm. Evenings were us going to get cool drinks at a nearby shop and then waiting our turns to take well needed showers.

Evenings would be spent drinking tea and some snacks while playing either card games or board games like Monopoly or Hind Trade. Dinner would be at around 8pm or so and then it would be us watching a movie or two that we had selected from one of the nearby video stores and then by midnight we would fall asleep in one of the two big rooms that was assigned for us kids. Magical and fun filled days.

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What Are Your Earliest Memories Of Music?

I can’t remember what were the first songs I heard as a small kid. I do remember liking ABBA and Boney M – the former in particular. My older sister used to play their songs for me a lot and I think I loved them a lot. Other than that it as usually kid songs, usually with the artists not really well known or at times eve credited.

I remember this one cassette of all kid songs that I absolutely loved and I would play it over and over again. I can’t remember the titles or the songs now but I do remember the feeling of playing it in the afternoon or evenings (before my cartoons or tv shows came on) and being so absorbed in the songs. I would ofcourse sing along.

Since then as I started listening to more and more of what my sister bought. Wham!, Culture Club, Stevie Wonder and Madonna was what she listened to and I sat along with her. At the of of 8 I got into Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 music and I developed my own taste since then.

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How Can You Show Your Family That You Love Them?

Well there are a few ways. Buying them little or big gifts just for the same of it and not waiting for an occasion is one such way. Nothing wrong is buying gifts on a birthday, anniversary or holiday but just any run of the mill day is also a good thing. Something as big as a mobile phone or as simple as some flowers of their favourite chocolate is an idea. Purchasing an item they like will bring them joy, and it is a reminder that you love them. Catch your family member doing something good and praise them in public for it.Nothing makes a person’s day by being recognized and praised!

Speaking of food, buying them/treating them for a good lunch or dinner is yet another way to do so. Also share as many family meals together as possible throughout the week. Maybe it can’t always be dinner, but kicking off the day together by enjoying breakfast as a family is equally as important. Sharing a meal with family members can build better relationships and create exceptional social skills. Eating a meal together can allow family members to discuss how their day went or discuss a topic on their minds.

Spending time with your loved ones is an excellent way to display your love for them. You can plan family trips, movie dates, outside activities. You all can participate in an activity that is fun and only for the family. Making time for family bonding can show your loved ones the level of importance they have in your life. And finally involve them in your life. If you have an event coming up, invite them. If you have a hobby, share it with them. That is an excellent way for them to know and understand who you are as a person.

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Six Benefits Of Adopting An Older Dog

1. Most older dogs have already been housebroken : It would be rare to find an adult dog that still needed to be housebroken, so right off the bat your new adult dog can enter your life without any of the mess or stress that comes with a puppy that isn’t housebroken.

2. Older dogs can form deep connections with you :

An older dog can bond with you just as deeply as a puppy. When you rescue an older dog it may feel like they instantly know that this fantastic new person has come to their rescue and changed their life forever. Older dogs are ready to love and are incredibly appreciative of the love you’re bringing into their life. You may notice your new adult dog only wants to be in the room that you’re in, and he’s always open to an impromptu cuddle session.

3. Adult dogs have probably been trained, and may be more receptive to new training

The amount of training your new adult dog has under his belt will vary, but no matter the amount, it’s all icing on the cake. Simple commands such as sit, and stay are most likely already in your dog’s arsenal, and if you’re lucky, your new dog will come leash-trained as well.

An older dog is also more receptive to learning new commands. Older dogs with prior training can be quicker to pick up on new command cues. With the firm bond you two share, there will be more concentration from your dog towards each one of your actions. This natural awareness will make your new dog much more receptive to learning new commands.

4. Older Dogs Have a Calmer Temperament : With age comes not only wisdom but also a more relaxed state of being for dogs. This may not true be for every dog. There will always be the ageless wonder who never wants to stop playing. For most dogs though, the older they get, the less exercise they need and the less energetic they are throughout the day. For seniors living a more relaxed lifestyle, adult dogs can make the perfect companions.

5. Older dogs have better manners than younger pups :  Dogs with calmer temperaments will often have better manners than youthful, more excitable dogs. When the UPS truck rolls up, an older adult dog may give it a sideways glance, rather than jump off the couch barking at the new intruder. Older dogs often have the benefit of being socialized previously with both other dogs and with other humans, making them more likely to have positive interactions in the future. Older dogs have also likely gone through some kind of obedience training, which should help make them more well-mannered.

6. You can bond with the dog you’ve always wanted : So, you’ve always wanted a purebred husky puppy but just cannot afford one. Well, guess what, an adult husky is sitting in a shelter somewhere right now waiting for you to come to adopt him or her. When adopting an older dog, you know in advance what to expect from their behavior, rather than rolling the dice with a younger dog without a fully developed personality. When you’re adopting an older dog, you also have the advantage of knowing their entire medical history in advance. Vaccinations have been taken care of, and vet trips should be less frequent than if you adopted a puppy.

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How To Comfort Your Dog During Fireworks

Try giving your pup lots of extra play time during the day through tugging, chasing, and fetching. A sleepy pooch may not have the energy to be bothered by any noisy fireworks, they may even sleep through them altogether. Be aware of when fireworks will be set off in your area so you can plan on letting your dog out earlier in the evening. This will avoid having to let them out later and will mean you can keep them safely inside.

Put your dog in a quiet room that can block out a lot of outdoor noise by keeping the windows shut. You can create a temporary hangout spot for your dog by making the room extra inviting. Give him/her lots of treats, their favorite blanket or bed, and toys. You could even give them a brand new toy to help distract them from any scary sounds.

Sometimes, the only thing your dog needs is some extra TLC. Try petting your dog and speaking to them softly during the fireworks. Keep in mind that dogs enjoy being pet certain places more than others.

They say the key to the heart is through the stomach, and that may be the key to keeping your dog calm, too. Get the peanut butter or other treats that your dog loves ready when the fireworks go off. It will help distract them and give them a little bit of positive reinforcement for staying calm when hearing a loud boom.

Sometimes the bright, flashing lights can be scarier to your dog than the noise! Be sure to keep all your curtains closed in the house where fireworks may be visible to your dog.  Remind the humans of the household that they can enjoy the show outside.

Music and white noise not only help people destress, but they can also help your dog, too. Not sure what type of music would be best to help soothe your dog’s firework fear? Recent studies have shown that playing music reduces stress in dogs at animal shelters, with less barking, lower respiratory rates, and lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Music therapy is used as a natural anti-anxiety remedy and to help with sleep disorders, and it’s easy to use the same technique for your puppy or adult dog.  Reggae and soft rock are the most relaxing music for dogs in shelters, and classical music also helps calm down dogs in stressful environments.

What A Futuristic World Has In Store For Pets & Pet Owners

I really hate the circle of life and death. Which is why in the fictional world I have created, much in the future where science and technology is so advanced that we have eliminated poverty, thirst, hunger, homelessness and all accidents and diseases as our technology helps us to avoid them no matter what. In this fictional world I imagine it is a few 1000 years later. Now, I have talked about humans, but what about dogs & cats or other pets?

The way I look at it, the death of a beloved pet can be equally as devastating as that of a human loved one, sometimes more. And when I say more it is because they love us unconditionally and they can’t speak to us to tell them that they are ill or in pain and when they pass away, it always breaks our hearts. So in this fictional world, that is not a problem. When someone gets a dog or a cat, the first thing is a device is inserted into them so they understand most of your commands. Like to stay back as it is dangerous or don’t stray out of our yard. You know, just those kind of things. So that puppies & kitten don’t get lost or run away by accident.

Also they can tell us when they feel ill so we can administer the medicine to fix them up. Oh and they live a lot longer, much longer so yay! So bring home the cat and dog and make them part of the family. When they are young you can place them in specialized bed that are almost like cribs and with a technology built in to make them sleep the whole night through without waking you up. Also toilet training them will be a breeze and they also won’t eat anything that you have not designated as their food due to this advanced technology that imprints your commands onto their brains. Also based on the age of the owner, the pets will also live as long as you do.