When we are in the middle of a project we tend to forget that we don’t need to be so formal. Whether it’s a new house or a new job, the last thing we want to do is be on the outside looking in. We like to feel like we are a bit more spontaneous and free.
I see this play out in my own home all of the time too. The last thing I expect when I drop the kids off at school is for them to go into my bedroom and make me a little pet. I am not a pet person, but I do like the idea of having a pet, even an animal.
Well, with that said, we don’t really have pets. We have dogs, which are wonderful and we like to keep them near us. But we also like to have a little pet of our own that we can play with. Our children do this all the time and while I can’t say that it is necessary, it is great to have some small furry creature to play with.
It’s a perfect example of just one of those things that you can’t always control. The kids like the idea of a pet, but you can’t make them. If you try, you could end up losing them or even having to pay for a vet. So there’s that. The other thing I see in our family is the different ways we give them. When my mom and dad were kids, they were more of a “family” type of thing than we are now.
Not long ago I saw a video on Youtube of someone who gave a dog a bath. The video in question was where they used a hose to wash the dog’s hair. My mom and I watched that video and we laughed about it. We are both dog lovers, and that is one of the things we have that we dont have in our life.
We don’t like to get our pets or other animals too dirty. It’s something that we have, but it’s not something we get used to. Dogs and cats are some of the most clean animals on the planet. But most people that live with dogs and cats think that they’re dirty. So I think that’s one of the things that we need to understand. If you think animals are dirty, then your dog or cat is dirty too.
In fact, even when dogs and cats are clean, they still get dirty sometimes. This is partly due to our own habits, and partly due to our environments. Dogs and cats have to get cleaned up often. They have to be groomed, bathed, fed, and generally “mowed”. In general, we humans are very messy. This is also true of cats and dogs. When they are not getting cleaned up, they are getting dirty.
The most important thing to keep in mind is that we are not only trying to create a new environment, but to provide a new environment in which to live with the people who inhabit it. You can take a look at the book by Will Ferrell, “The Little Man’s Guide to Living in a World Without a Home.
The book is a very funny and informative read. It is a must-have for any house-building, renovation, or remodeling novice. When you read it, you will also notice the author’s disdain for the very notion of a “home.” His attitude is that any human or animal should be able to find a quiet place in which to live, even if it means that they must live in a shelter.
A huge thanks to Will Ferrell for sharing his book with us. I also used this book in my last video, ‘The Little Man’s Guide to Hiding Your House’.