When pets are good, they're very good. They're cute, cuddly and can provide you with a lifetime of fun. But when they're feeling mischievous, upset or simply board, get ready for a challenge. They can mark their territories on your new oriental rug, chew up your favorite pair of shoes and shred a chair's upholstery in a day's work.
The first question you have to ask yourself when thinking about getting a pet is the most important—why do you want a pet? If you're looking for a companion, you're in it for the right reasons. Here are a few more things to consider when trying to find the perfect pet for you.