My Fur-Covered Terrorist

Dee Shihady
4 min readNov 26, 2021

And why love is not a good enough reason to own a pet

Photo by Jared Rice on Unsplash

At any given time the majority of my Instagram following is devoted to cats, dogs, hamsters, birds, and monkeys. Heck, I can’t even get through a movie about a dog without crying.

My grown children get a perverse pleasure out of telling people I don’t like animals but that’s not true. I am just not particularly fond of having animals in my…

Dee Shihady

Humorist and poet. Author of Laughing at the Storms. Family and Adoption Educator and part of the sandwich generation.