If you are thinking of owning a pet whether its your first time or adding to the family, PLEASE check out one of your local animal shelters you can save a life. Also you will get the unconditional love no human has the ability to give, as God gives us.
If you own and/or are thinking of having a pet PLEASE make sure you are ready for the responsibility. Pets are like children, difference is they never grow up and go away, they get older, eventually die, but they are THEIR lifetime of responsibility. They are children that will always love you, be happy you are coming home, snuggle with you at bed time, grow older with you NOT at a distance, they will count on you to take care of them in their old age, & be there when its time they return to God.
Animals like people are NOT meant to be thrown away because they become old, sick, because of a move ( take them with you, their is almost always a way), do not have time for the one who always had time for you. AN ANIMAL IS A LIFE THAT YOU SHOULD COMMIT TO AS YOU DO YOUR OWN, YOUR OWN CHILDERN, NOT AN OBJECT, A POSSESSION, A TRINKET TO TRADE IN FOR A NEWER MODEL.
Please be a compassionate human being, do NOT own a pet if you are not willing to committ to THEIR lifetime with you.
"As for men, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals. Man's fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath man has no advantage over the animal. Everything is meaningless. All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return. Who knows if the spirit of man rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth.