Why a Writer Needs a Pet
Every now and then I kid a fellow writer about her lack of pets. I won’t mention her name….cough, cough….KM….cough, cough….Allan…..
Sorry, it appears I’m on the losing end of a cold. Give me a moment.
Much better. Thanks for your patience.
Anyway, I do believe owning a pet is important to our creativity. It could be a cat, a dog, a hamster or my personal favorite the miniature elephant…..humor me.
Whatever your desire I truly believe our pets tap into our imagination and improve our work.
A Minor Inconvenience
Sure, they step on our keyboards, they steal our pens or sleep in our favorite chair. But these little annoyances are worth it.
I don’t know why these favorite creatures of ours make us better. Is it their kindness, their attention seeking or is it something else?
Whatever it is, I’m glad they’re here.
A Worthwhile Endless Battle
Every day I fight for my corner of the house and everyday it’s a battle. On one end Flash will lay on my notebook, his brother will play with my shoe string or Sherlock will remind me we’re dangerously low on cat food.
But for as much as I moan and groan I know my skills would not be as good without them. I’ve often wonder if they know what I’m doing and it’s their way of making me better.
I think they do.
Yes, they are worth it
So if any of you have pets you know what I’m talking about. They become so much of our writing routine I’m pretty sure our creativity would be lost without them.
For those of you without a pet try to have one in your life. Yes, they can be expensive and a double yes when vet bills are tossed into the mix. But if your budget allows it try to bring one into your home.
I have a feeling your writing world will thank you.
Happy Friday Everyone!!!