There are people who are at first hesitant towards the idea of keeping a pet at home. Obviously, having a pet is a added responsibility but you cannot denay the fact, that they bring in lots of love and happiness in life as well. These people who have shared the stories of men in their life who were not convinced with the idea of having pets, can now not live without them.

Scroll down to see how the thoughts of these 20 men changed over time towards animals.

1. Dad, 2 years ago: “I swear to god Gina, I’ll kill you if you get a dog. I don’t want a dog. They’re too much work. DON’T GET A DOG.”

Dad today after walking less than half of a mile: “She’s tired. Her legs are small. I’m just going to carry her the rest of the way home.”




2. “Don’t get one, keep them away from me.”

One week later: “Quick son! She fell asleep on my shoulder, come take a picture.”

3. Then: “If you get a cat you will regret it.”

Now: Loves to cat sit and sends me a selfie every time.

4. 2 months ago: “We absolutely are not getting a cat.”

Now:

5. “I don’t want another cat!” Now she’s grandad’s little helper.

6. “It’ll last 2 weeks.” — My dad 5 years ago

7. “My dad-who-did-not-want-pets comforting his scared pup on his first vet trip.”

8. “He claimed to hate cats and be allergic, now he personally cleans out her eyes.”

9. “Didn’t want a third pup in the house, especially not a Pitbull. Now they share chairs.”

10. “10 years with my cat, and I think my cat is finally growing on my dad.”

11. “Had to fight tooth and nail to get this man to agree to occasionally dog sit when I decided to adopt. Now dad watches him every day while I am at work and sends me picture text updates about their day together.”

12. “I am no longer considered the baby of the family. Bruce Wayne has taken my spot.”

13. “My friend’s dad just didn’t think he was ‘bonding’ with Nelly when they first got her.”

14. “My dad 4 years ago: “NO hamsters in this house!”

My dad now:

15. “Dad and the rescue chihuahua he didn’t think was a good idea.”

16. “Are you insane? We’re not rescuing a cockatoo.”

17. “After many years of disliking cats… Goblin the kitten is settling in rather well.”

18. “My boyfriend who declared how much he didn’t like cats. Dare I say the little guy loves him more than me!”

19. “My dad did not let us get a cat for a very long time. I got very sick a few years ago and asked for a cat before going into surgery, and now she’s his favorite daughter…”

20. “My daughter wanted a cat. My husband did not want any cats. So we compromised and got 2 cats.”