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And so the end is near!


The end of our list of animals is nearly at a close. If you have not read the previous 2 posts they can be found here Why we love our animals (and you should too!)
Why we love our animals (and you should too!) Part 2

And so lets’s head off into the wonderful world of …

Hamsters


Before I begin I have to say that I am a late convert to hamsters.

Imagine the scenario, there you are wondering around your local pet store when what do you spy but a hamster so cute and lovely that you just have to have her. Well that’s just what we did. Now I have had hamsters in the past but have never really got on with them. I usually got bitten and them I didn’t want to handle them and so the situation got worse!

However when I saw Delilah I had to have her. And thank goodness she is the most delightful little girl in the world and I think she is just the best!

So what is so great about hamsters then?

Well they are very entertaining. I love watching her roll about in her ball. She travels many miles a night in her ball. Then of course is how she eats! If you have never seen a hamster with the cheek pouches absolutely full then you are missing out!

It is just so cute! And then of course they try to get into their tubes and cannot fit!

Although I wouldn’t recommend them as a pet for smaller children I think for older ones (ones that are in bed later for instance) they are fab. I say that as hamsters are at their most active during the evening/night.

Hopefully I will have convinced you that hamsters can be a great choice.

And now onto the last animal …

Horses and ponies


Well I couldn’t leave out the horses/ponies could I?

Of course to keep a horse or pony requires a lot more room, a love of the outdoors and not caring about what you look like after you have trudged through the mud on a cold winter’s afternoon!

Don’t believe those photos you see of the oh so gorgeous girl in her beautiful white jodhpurs with not a hair out of place and a full face of make-up. Most of us look nothing like that! Most of us have mucky clothes and a delightful aroma of horse manure! And what the heck is make up?

Now don’t get me wrong there are some like that and those people are either a model or have a groom to do all the worst jobs so they can ride around looking great and then just chuck the reins at the groom at the end of the ride to deal with the actual looking after of the horse.

Jealous – me ? No not really! I like taking care of my own animals!

If you want to keep money in your bank account then please never get a horse or pony. These animals will keep you poor.

Ok so I maybe portraying a negative side of horse ownership so I will move onto the positive. I won’t ever be without a horse/pony. Even when I am old and wobbly (not too far off

Well I couldn’t leave out the horses/ponies could I?

Of course to keep a horse or pony requires a lot more room, a love of the outdoors and not caring about what you look like after you have trudged through the mud on a cold winter’s afternoon!

Don’t believe those photos you see of the oh so gorgeous girl in her beautiful white jodhpurs with not a hair out of place and a full face of make-up. Most of us look nothing like that! Most of us have mucky clothes and a delightful aroma of horse manure! And what the heck is make up?

Now don’t get me wrong there are some like that and those people are either a model or have a groom to do all the worst jobs so they can ride around looking great and then just chuck the reins at the groom at the end of the ride to deal with the actual looking after of the horse.

Jealous – me ? No not really! I like taking care of my own animals!

If you want to keep money in your bank account then please never get a horse or pony. These animals will keep you poor.

Ok so I maybe portraying a negative side of horse ownership so I will move onto the positive. I won’t ever be without a horse/pony. Even when I am old and wobbly (not too far off

Well I couldn’t leave out the horses/ponies could I?

Of course to keep a horse or pony requires a lot more room, a love of the outdoors and not caring about what you look like after you have trudged through the mud on a cold winter’s afternoon!

Don’t believe those photos you see of the oh so gorgeous girl in her beautiful white jodhpurs with not a hair out of place and a full face of make-up. Most of us look nothing like that! Most of us have mucky clothes and a delightful aroma of horse manure! And what the heck is make up?

Now don’t get me wrong there are some like that and those people are either a model or have a groom to do all the worst jobs so they can ride around looking great and then just chuck the reins at the groom at the end of the ride to deal with the actual looking after of the horse.

Jealous – me ? No not really! I like taking care of my own animals!

If you want to keep money in your bank account then please never get a horse or pony. These animals will keep you poor.

Ok so I maybe portraying a negative side of horse ownership so I will move onto the positive. I won’t ever be without a horse/pony. Even when I am old and wobbly (not too far off I fear ) I will still have a pony around! Why? Because for all the hard work they are so worth it. And not just for riding. I enjoy the grooming and feeding side as much as anything else.

Once again I know that keeping these animals would be a big no-no for some and I get that but this is my take on them and I guess I am very lucky to be in a position to have them.

pony and snow

Final Words


So that’s it on the subject of why we love our animals. I hope very much that you have enjoyed it.

If you did them please leave a comment or two.

Much love as always

S xx