Pets ~ cats, dogs ~ are wonderful! They offer unconditional love, exuberant warmth and joyful companionship. Keeping a pet can be expensive; feeding, grooming, medical care. And there are negatives ~ dog or cat hair all over the house, messes to clean up, the responsibilities of care; like walking the dog, or finding someone to cat-sit when you’re away.
I love dogs, but I am a cat person. My beloved BJ Hunnicat was 17 when he died, and my allergies have prevented me getting another kitty cat. I used to enjoy cat-sitting for friends, but I recently discovered that I can’t even cat-sit anymore! I had my brother’s kitty, Coco, while his condo was being painted, and she aggravated my allergies to the point of causing respiratory problems. So now, the only kinds of pets I can enjoy is the act of indulging (and sharing) my pet peeves.
A ‘pet peeve’ is something that may annoy others but is particularly annoying to you. How many times have you heaved a long loud sigh, or uttered an expletive, when _____________________. Fill in the blank with whatever most deeply and consistently annoys you.
I have share a dozen of mine here, in no particular order, since the degree of peevishness varies with my mood, the weather, the time of day – you get the drift.
What are YOUR pet peeves?