We were one of those parents who wanted Bryce to grow up with a friend, a companion, a pet. The obvious choice for us was a cat.
We’ve had her for almost 3 years now I think. She was a Christmas present for Bryce from Daniel and I. Actually, her and her brother, Salt, were presents (they both were just too cute, we couldn’t pick just one). Sadly, Salt is no longer with us as he ran away after a year and we are sure the wildlife got to him, but Pepper is still here and despite how much she keeps to herself, she really is loyal to Bryce.
Bryce is still learning how to be gentle with her, but she’s a very patient cat and has grown up with Bryce just the same and seems to know how to act around him. She never claws or bites him. You will almost always find her in our bedroom either curled up on the covers or hiding under the bed, but when it’s Bryce’s bedtime, she’s usually at the foot of his bed, in my opinion, watching over him.
Pets can teach a child responsibility, compassion, patience, and companionship.
Pets do not judge.
Thanks for reading,