Okay, it's true, I'm a Maxed-out Pet Parent. What does
that mean? It means I have a lot going on – all at once. I've got kids, a
husband, a company, a busy travel schedule – and two adorable, incredibly
loving dogs (a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Cairn Terrier). I cherish
them with all my heart, but when I think about "house things," they aren't what
I worry about most these days.
I would never have called myself "Maxed-out," but Care.com just published a new Pet Parent Quiz – and that was my result. And it's true: I'm pulled in a lot of directions. But our dogs don't get any less love (mostly because I have some helpers to make sure they are cared for!).
The reality is that I bet a lot of you are just like me. Maybe you got your pet before you had kids, and it was your world. But soon kids came and your job at home -- and at work -- got busier. The pets still showed their unconditional love – and you, yours -- but there has been less room on your lap for them over the past few years.
But maybe you aren't Maxed-out at all. Maybe you're a Pageant Pet Parent, a Hipster, a Beta or the proud owner of a Privileged Pet. Or perhaps you're a mix of some, or one-of-a-kind. (Take our fun Pet Parent Quiz to find out!)
Whatever your personality (or that of your pet's), we know how important your pets are in your life -- no matter how much lap-room you can offer! In fact, we have just done a "renovation" on our Pet Care page, attempting to connect pet-parents with the care and services they need, as well as to other pet parents!
And you have to check out our two adorable spokes-pets, Tucker and Tabby. Tucker is your loyal rescue dog who loves people and squirrels and analyzing other dogs. Tabby is your smarty-pants feline who is also a ton of indoor-fun (she knows how to sneak Goldfish crackers out of the cabinets!) Be sure to watch them in action, read their pet advice column, and subscribe to their Tweets!
Here are two hilarious videos of how dogs and cats really think. Meet Tucker and Tabby!
So tell me, what kind of pets do you have? And what kind of Pet Parent are you?