When you decide you want to own a pet, there's lots of things you have to think about. What sort of pet you want for instance, can you afford a pet, do you have time to look after a pet and time to walk it if it's a dog? There's so many things to factor in. It's really important to be a responsible pet owner as well and make sure your pet is taken for regular check ups and has regular vacinnations, flea and worming treatment. As well as that I'd really recommend getting insurance for your pet. In the two years we've had Charlie he has got himself into a couple of situations, which, had they ended badly, would have meant us claiming on our insurance for help towards vets bills. They can be a LOT more expensive than you think so having insurance for your animal is a must.
Luckily, we haven't had to claim on the insurance and fingers crossed we don't ever have to but it's good to know we can if needed. So, as I mentioned Charlie has got himself into a couple of situations, which could have ended quite badly. When he was a kitten, and we'd only had him a few weeks or so, he managed to climb up our bedroom curtains and balance on the curtain pole. This is pretty high, especially for a kitten and what did he go and do…well, he jumped of course and not onto the bed either, like any normal sensible kitten would, no he jumped straight onto the floor. For such a little kitten he could have really hurt himself but luckily he was ok, probably one life short though at this point.
At the end of our garden we have some pretty huge trees, so I think you can guess what's coming next. Yep, that's right. He has got stuck up them quite a few times now! He sees the birds in the tree and without thinking, follows them up, then the birds fly away, laughing manically at the cat who is now stuck in the tree, meowing for its owner to come and rescue it. Luckily Vince and I have been around when he's been stuck but on one occasion Vince wasn't even sure he could get high enough to grab him.
A more recent situation occured when Charlie came up to greet us one morning. I'm not sure what was going on with him but he decided to try and climb on our windowsill, which is full of all my make-up and beauty products. He had his back legs perched on the radiator, which is just under the window, and his front legs perched on the windowsill. Then, I'm not sure what even happened, but he slipped and his back leg got stuck in the radiator. His front legs slipped so he was then kind of dangling from his leg and instead of keeping still and calm, he went absolutely crazy, hissing and twisting around while I tried to get him out. It was quite awful actually and I definitely thought his leg was going to be broken. He was limping for a few hours after but then it seemed to get better and he was running around like the normal crazy cat he is.
It could have been a LOT worse and while we would of course have paid for his treatment should he have needed it, the insurance coverage would have made it a little less traumatising.
As well as all this, we also live on quite a busy road and bus route. We always see cats darting across the road infront of cars and while we hope our cat wouldn't be so stupid, you never know, which is why it's so important to be covered. You have insurance for everything else, your car, your belongings…so why not your animal?
For this blog post I've teamed up with MORE TH>N to bring you my #PawHumour stories and while they are quite funny when you look back on them, at the time, they could have been a lot worse.
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