Everybody in our household likes to spend time as a group. However, when living with multiple pets, it is important to spend quality, focused time with each pet individually. I get comments from people all the time about how they think caring for their one dog or cat or bird would be easier if they had two or even more. Well, it's not. Yes, the pets will occasionally play together. Most pets appreciate friendships with other animals. But human companionship means more to our pets than anything and when there are other pets, the humans time is divided. Humans with multiple dogs, cats, birds, etc must schedule together time and then time with each pet separately. While I know that I should concentrate on spending time alone with each of my pets everyday, I will admit that I do not. Though when I do spend quality time alone with each pet, I know that they appreciate it and I can tell that our bond increases. On a very basic level, I am taking the time to get to know Wilhelm, Amelia, Huxley, Brychwyn and Leo as individuals outside of the group dynamic. And they get the same understanding of who I am. Everybody deserves the chance to let their unique personality shine through, human or otherwise. We each deserve special time of our own.
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