Owning a pet is good for both your physical and mental health. But as every pet owner knows, there’s more to it than endless cuddles and playtime. It’s a big commitment and takes hard work to keep your fur baby happy and well cared for. But despite these challenges, any pet parent will tell you it’s 100% worth it.
Here, we asked pet parents to share things only they understand and these were the top answers.
1. It’s impossible to keep your house clean
Owning a pet means getting used to messes. No matter how many times you give your pet a bath or vacuum your home, hair and dirt are inevitable. It’s just one more reason why you need a washable Ruggable rug.
2. Accidents will always happen
3. You’ll never be alone
Getting a pet means saying goodbye to any and all alone time. Whether you’re sitting on the toilet or taking a shower, your pet will want to be with you at all times and doesn’t care about privacy.
4. Say goodbye to sleep
You can kiss those precious nights of blissful sleep goodbye. From the early days when your young pet requires 24-hour attention to when they’re older and refuse to leave you any space in bed, your sleep will be impacted. But nothing beats cuddling under the covers with your fur baby.
5. You spend way too much money on them
The fact is pets are expensive. From essentials, like vet bills and high-quality food, to the organic treats, special toys, and designer beds you know they can’t live without, everything you purchase for your pet will cost a lot. But you’ll quickly realize they’re worth every penny and you just want them to have the best.
6. Your pet will dominate your camera roll
Any pet parent can attest to this: everything your pet does is the absolute cutest and needs to be documented. If you’ve checked your camera roll lately, you know nearly all of your pictures are of your pet sleeping, eating, playing, being the best pet in the whole world.
7. You have a special way of communicating with them
From weird nicknames you give your fur baby to the subtle cues you learn to read, you and your pet will quickly develop your own way of communicating that no one else can ever understand. And that’s just the way it should be, thank you very much.
8. They have you trained
You might think you’re the owner who gives the commands, but every pet parent knows the real truth: that you’re completely at your pet’s mercy and you can’t possibly say no to that cute face.