My favorite animal

My favorite animal is probably the giraffe. They are graceful and elegant: the Audrey Hepburns of the animal world. But you can’t have one as a house pet. Gerbils make a mess. Fish are hard to keep alive. Dogs are too exuberant for me. Cats are nice, they stay out of your way and don’t make a lot of noise.

Since my favorite must stay in the wild (or the zoo) I opt for no pets. There are many advantages to the no pet household. For one thing, you . . .

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3 Responses to My favorite animal

  1. Rachel M says:

    won’t come home to find your pets sitting on the couch with the neighbor’s pets, watching TV and eating sushi. You also won’t find the sorts of little presents that are brought in through the pet door, intended as proof that your hero spent the day patrolling…

  2. first50 says:

    Hey, Rachel, welcome to first 50 words. Come back again and bring your imagination. I’m still laughing about the pets watching TV and eating sushi.

  3. princess says:

    …won’t get allergies or develop asthma and won’t have a need for any kind of freshener….

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