Do you have a pet? Two weeks ago I received an unusual gift: two baby ducklings! They were loud and smelly and loved to make a mess in their swimming pool. They were also very tiny and very cute. They were so cute, I guess I didn’t realize how much work they would be to take care of. I have learned a lot about responsibility from those little ducklings.
Having a pet is a good way to learn responsibility. They teach you things like friendship, patience, kindness and how to pay attention. They also teach you how to work hard! Pets take a lot of time and energy to make sure they are happy and healthy. They need to be fed, watered, exercised and taken to the vet. Their cages also need to be kept clean, so that the animal does not get sick.
Even with all the hard work it takes, a pet can become like your best friend! Did you know that 63 percent of people in the United States own a pet? That is about 69 million families! Many New Moon Girls have shared their stories, photos and tips on how they take care of their own pets. Read below to see what they had to share.
- Eva from New Zealand shared a photo of her pet Budgies, which are birds
- Claire from Louisiana shared tips on how to take care of these kinds of birds
- Dance Girl (Lea) from Vermont shared a photo of her new pet kitten Bernie
- New Moon posted facts about cats
- Tari from North Carolina shared all about her pet cats
- Marita from Minnesota wrote a story about a dog
But not everyone can have a pet where they live. Even if you don’t have a pet, there are many other ways to learn responsibility. You can learn about responsibility by doing a new chore around your house, or helping to take care of your younger brothers and sisters. You can also share this information with a friend or family member who does have a pet. They would appreciate your tips!
Have you learned a lesson on responsibility by having a pet? What else have you done that taught you how to be responsible, kind or patient? Tell us, and share your own tips in the comments below!