Our family currently has two Ragdoll cats – both are sisters from a breeder.
I’ve written about them before and their tyrannical governance over the entire house.
They rule with an iron paw – commandeering any article of clothing, cushion, pillow or comfy think like they’re some fuzzy, four-legged, non-androgynous version of Kim Jong-il.
Ironically, while my wife doesn’t mind our cats’ blatant hi-jacking of her various cashmere sweaters – she has drawn a line in the sand (perhaps litter box might be more appropriate) against these feline terrorists invading the baby’s room.
Everything baby related is off limits to them – diaper changing pads, crib bumpers, glider cushions and woobie alike are all classified as cat contraband.
Intentional or not, the animals have retaliated with strategic hairballs, dingle berries and a general avoidance of the human members of the family during the past few weeks.
While I will never be able to get rid of these cats – I can fantasize about other pets. Case in point, after watching this video below – I’m tempted to bring home a stray mini-piglet.
Perhaps I’m just hormonal with the new baby coming or my recent dalliances on Pintrest have forced me to get in touch with my feminine side – but that porcine video is just too doggone cute to not want a mini-pig as a pet over the Marxist animals we’ve currently got.
Oh well, a man can dream about a pet revolution in the face of blatant feline oppression I guess (sigh).
Question: What’s an alternative pet you’d recommend for a family? If you’ve got an animal, what makes him/her so special?