We recently got a few new iPad games for our kids, that had been free during the Christmas Season.
Dr. PetPlay was one of these games (usually $2.99).
My middle child loves animals (especially cats) and would like to be a vet when she grows up. So this game was PERFECT for her. And her enormous collection of stuffed animals made for a full waiting room.
The kids have spent their days being snowed in taking care of their animals. I was doing some work when I heard an awful cry coming from “The Doctor’s Office.” It was my son. And his beloved puppy Shadow (named after my parent’s dog) had not one, but two broken legs! Thank you creators of Dr. PetPlay for that image for my son.
The tears on his face were real, and the sadness in his voice. But Dr. Emmalee told him that with some band aids and rest, puppy would be all better.
We’ve recently been bombarded with animals who needed homes, temporary and permanent. After the snowstorm left an animal shelter without heat, my heart broke and I wanted to help. But I also know the kids wouldn’t want to give the animal back, and we’re not really in a place to be taking in any animals, especially cats or untrained puppies.
So we’ll continue on with the stuffed animals, and visiting adopt-a-thons, waiting for that time when a pet will be a part of our family…. many, many years from now.