My hobbies have always been heavily involved in animals: horses , dogs , and parrots . Now I have a job that’s taken me to a large city and on top of my 40 hour work week I’m on call for work 24/7 13-14 days a month.
So now my hobbies are either completely unaffordable or unattainable because I can’t have pets if I’m gone most of the day and half of the month. My husband has two cats but they aren’t really my cup of tea . It’s starting to really depress me. I’ve dabbled in a few things like gaming or art but it always seems to quickly fizzle out. I can’t leave my job because our family is dependent on both our incomes. We do camp but can only do it one weekend a month due to my on call schedule and I’m really bummed I can’t have a dog with us.
Hoping someone will have a unique suggestion to help me out.
*I am volunteering at a local animal shelter but it’s a double edged sword because I’ve fallen in love with a pup I can’t have.