Jimmy is 10 months old, plenty old enough to start learning the responsibility of caring for a pet. I’m not planning to raise a lazy, irresponsible kid and you can’t start training soon enough!
While we were in FL Jimmy seemed especially taken with the lizards that crossed the walkway leading to the beach. He would follow them with his eyes across the walkway and into the brush and watch and watch until he couldn’t see them anymore. So we got him a lizard. I think he loves him a little too much.
Thankfully, it was a plastic, purple lizard. Squishy enough to chew on!
Maybe we'll stick with squishy, plastic pets for now.