You know a new baby isn’t far into the future when a couple gets a practice kid. It usually goes like this. A madly in love couple has bought or rented a nice new house together. Maybe they have just gotten married. They both work and have a busy social life but soon they start talking about getting a pet.
Now each of them has had pets before. Cat’s, dogs, hamsters and all that growing up. Standard fare. But this time is different. This will be “their” pet. Together. An extension of their love and a chance to test the waters with some parental forplay.
Now this is a lucky pet. Going from a cardboard box into the enthusiastic arms of soon to be baby wanting parents they’d be a fool to do anything but purr.
Expect to see this pet on your facebook feed. It will be in pictures posed between them (just like a baby). Maybe it’s wearing a sweater or a funny hat. The clock is ticking now. A ball of momentum is rolling now and it can’t be stopped. Soon they will decide it’s time to have a baby.
Once that baby comes though, that cat is fucked! Not intentionally of course, but man, it’s Lady and the Tramp all over again.