Almost 70% of families in the US have pets. I suspect with the pandemic that percentage may have increased. I, of course, have a household filled with pets.
Mine don’t have fur, like the more familiar cats and dogs–they have scales. Yes, my pets are reptiles.
In addition, I have two pets that I’m not allowed to keep at my house by local ordinance, although I wanted to. I also have two horses. Fortunately, they live in nice stables not too far from my house. It’s probably better for them since they are surrounded by other horses and people who can help care for them.
Reptiles aren’t the only unusual animals kept as companions. People bring rodents, birds (large and small), fish, even snails, into their homes as pets!
It’s nice to know that people can love unusual animals, too.
So, get out there and caress that shell, scratch under that scaly chin, or brush their hair with your fingers.
Love your pets, not only Saturday, Feb. 20th, but every day.
Here are some of my other companions.
The rhyming stanzas of Myrtle’s picture book are loved by preschoolers and their parents and grandparents alike! Learn all about the many differences between tortoises and turtles, while making it fun!
And never, ever, call Myrtle a turtle! She is a proud red-foot tortoise.