I hadn't thought of it in that way, but I loved the way his question explained itself. The dogs, the cats and the duck are our lifestyle and everything we say, think, do and express is centered around these nine animals.
A lot of people don't get it, even those with animals, but I know there are plenty out there that do!
What an awesome word that describes what is so full and emboddied with love.
We wouldn't have it any other way.
This coming from a guy who never had a pet growing up, but always wanted one, would be the one who phrased the question and noticed the difference. I'd grown up this way, with dogs and cats, it was second nature to me. And there was something about the way his eyes lit up with excitement when he discovered the meaning to his question. Almost as if it surprised him!
There is something about owning animals and the life it entails. Where people look at you and shake their heads with bewilderment. That's OK, they will probably never understand what they are missing out on.
It is us who live this animal lifestyle that it really only matters to. Because I never want to miss out on the way we live, our family of dogs, cats and a duck together. I think it's the best lifestyle ever! ☺
Do you see your life with animals as a lifestyle?