10. Foster dogs
A steady rotation of dogs is a pretty sick way to pass time. Fostering dogs will give you that opportunity. Dog after dog after dog. Perhaps multiple dogs at once.
The pros are that dogs are cute and fun. They have adorable little faces and tails. They waddle and wiggle around as puppies, and it’s humorous. You’re not laughing at them though. It’s important not to laugh at dogs as they find it hurtful. You’re laughing at the situation.
And they run around and stuff. You can chase them around your home and never be bored. They might chew stuff you don’t want them to chew, but look how cute it is while that rug is being forever ruined.
Also, you’ll be doing a positive thing. These dogs need to be somewhere while they wait to get their forever home. It’s not only dog time, which is good, but it’s necessary dog time, which is better.
The cons are that it’s a lot of work. Puppies aren’t easy. You’ll have to watch them closely, and you’ll have to feed them the right things, and you’ll have to make sure they don’t get caught in the vacuum somehow which is a thing that can happen.
In addition, you’ll be giving these dogs away eventually. If you’re a person who forms very strong bonds with animals very quickly, that can be a pretty painful process. You’re only the temporary dog parent. Someone else gets the dog long-term.
If this seems like something you might want to do, give this a read.