You are in a stable relationship and want to take the next step? Or you are single and looking for the perfect companion for lonely moments? In such cases, a child and a pet seem like the ideal way to satisfy your needs. But such momentous decisions want to be well thought out! You certainly don't want to be the person who enters a shelter to surrender your beloved pet or whose child completely overwhelms you. There is a reason why various "barriers" to adopting a child or animal exist. You are not only enriching your own life by adopting, you are also impacting that of another living being.
So the decision to adopt a child or animal should be anything but lighthearted. You need to do some deep soul-searching and ask yourself: am I really ready? If financial circumstances, external support and your own gut feeling are right, then there is one more question. You should consider whether you are up to the responsibility. This question can't be settled conclusively until the time comes.
But you can practice responsibility!
Plants as an Ideal Practice ObjectIf you want to practice your sense of responsibility, it makes sense to devote yourself to practice objects that are easier to handle for the time being. However, this does not deny your value as a living being. Plants, too, deserve to be cared for and nurtured so that they remain healthy for as long as possible. But what is the responsibility of caring for plants? Plants, whether prickly cactus or white lily , need regular attention and care, just like a child or animal.
It needs watering and pruning, repotting and addressing. What is important here, just as with other living things, is the acquisition of information. Which plant needs how much water is just as important a question as the question of the run for each breed of dog. And just as the crying of the child gives information about the state of mind, plants show their needs by the typical drooping of the blossoms and the gradual shrinking.
If you don't have the heart to grow a whole houseplant right away, you can also give yourself a treat with ready-made bouquets from vendors like Colvin. Again, regular watering is a constant responsibility that you should certainly take seriously with beautiful flowers like carnations or lilies - after all, you want to get something out of your eye-catcher for as long as possible. And who knows? Maybe sending flowers every week isn't even necessary, because you take ideal care of your bouquets and that's why they bloom beautifully for a long time. We hope, of course, that your search for the most beautiful plant genus will be as enjoyable as your search for the ideal dog breed.
Lotus blossom and eucalyptus or rather dwarf spitz and bulldog? We can't wait to see what will soon warm your heart and put your responsibility to the test.
Gain serious experienceWithall that has been said here, of course, it must be remembered that plant husbandry in no way replaces actual experience with animals and children. But, fortunately, these are easy to obtain. For example, go babysitting or walk dogs from the shelter.
Get some serious experience, coupled with the constant learning of responsibility, to at least get a sense of being prepared - because is one ever really?.