“My dad and the dog he didn’t want to get”
“Dad’s on a ’very important Zoom call’... and the pup’s been promoted from unwanted to assistant!”
“My dad didn’t want Luna, but then traded in his car for something more suitable for taking her absolutely anywhere he could.”
“We’re never getting another cat.”
“My dad and the shelter cat that stole his heart 16 years ago”
"My dad: “Do NOT get a dog.” The story tells itself..."
“I’m not taking care of another dog.” My dad, who now spends 24/7 with their adopted German Shepard, Daisy, and spoils her rotten."
"“Do not bring them into this house” — now sunbathing..."
“And I quote: ’Don’t you dare bring that disease-ridden stray inside.’”
“My dad sending selfies of him with the 2 cats he didn’t want.”
“It took years to convince my dad to get us a dog but here he is kissing my dog’s foot after he hurt it chasing a rabbit.”
"That smile doesn’t look like someone who didn’t want pets."
“Dad didn’t like Mouse. Mouse didn’t like dad. Something happened and now they’re inseparable.”
“My dad told me to not take in the stray kitten. Walked in on him showing the cat the bird feeder he made for ’Cat TV.’”
“’We can feed her, but there’s no way she’s setting foot inside our house.’ Now he loves her more than any of us!”
“2012: ’We are NOT getting another cat.’ 2021: ’Can I use a bit of the workbench today, Bucky?’”
“I’m too tired for another dog...”
“My boyfriend, who very clearly told me that if he gets me a puppy I am 100% solely responsible, and Apollo. Love these 2.”
“Was told I had to take the dog with me when I move out, now I’m not allowed...”
“No dogs on the bed.”
It's because they know no one else is going to take care of it and it will be their responsibility for years to come.
Not only that, they are probably well aware of how much they will love the animal but know very well that one day they are going to have to watch it die.