Having a pet can be a life altering decision. It's like having a child, only that "child" most likely has fur and walks on all fours. It doesn't matter if you own a cat, dog, horse, or any other animal for that matter. It does matter how much they change your life from the moment you bring them home.
I personally am a complete "catmom." I have two cats in my household that I absolutely love. One of my cats is older, nearly 18 years old, the other is an energetic 2 year old. The joy and companionship that can animal can bring into your life is indescribable. Your pet will quickly become a member of your family. Here are some signs that your pet has become a permanent fixture in your home.