I am doing something that I haven’t done in a minute. I am participating in Mama Kat’s Workshop. I chose to the writing prompt: write a blog post inspired by your pet. So here is my post inspired by Jojo our pet cat:
Ever since Jojo entered our life he has been an absolute joy. Oh sure he can be mischievous just like any other human or animal but once you give him treats like advance cat food, he’s as calm as anything. Nothing new from cats in all fairness. I’ve got to say, so far having him has been awesome. I think that having him in our lives have taught Tyler and Nishe’ many things. I thought that I would share what I think that Nishe’ and Tyler have learned since they got their pet cat Jojo.
1.Jojo teaches the kids responsibility. I think that Jojo is teaching Nishe and Tyler that it is important to be responsible. They have to tend to his needs. It is important to play pretend to learn these lessons. We help out but they do a majority of his care.
2. What It’s like taking care of something besides themselves. Jojo has taught Nishe’ and Tyler what it’s like having to care for someone or something besides themselves. He is a huge responsibility. I think taking care of him lets them know that they would not want to take care of a baby anytime soon.
3. JoJo also teaches my kids’ patience. Being that is a cat Jojo tends to do things when he wants to. When he first got here Nishe’ and Tyler wanted him to do things right at the moment they wanted him to. They have since gotten out of that.
4. Jojo has taught them a little more about boundaries as well. My kids have a tendency to over do it when they are playing with him or trying to pick him up when he doesn’t want to be picked up. So now they have some battle scars that taught them that when he gives them the no signal to respect it.
5. Jojo has taught my kids more about their love animals. The kids absolutely love Jojo. He is basically their baby. The minute he sneezes or even acts weird they are on it. Jojo had an eye infection a few weeks ago and for the past two weeks we have had to give him a dewormer because he had some lung worms and they have been tending to him like pros. They even wanted to look for cat insurance to ensure that they could always take him to the vets so they can care for him. I can especially see the love of animals in Tyler. He loves to give him his medicine.
I honestly hope that Jojo is with us for a long time cause if anything ever happens to him I think they will go crazy.