We had to put our cat Georgy to sleep yesterday. I have decided for various reasons not to get another pet. For a start I hate the idea that if I get a kitten or a puppy at my age it might outlive me. Also getting animals to the vet when I don’t own a car has always been a bit of a problem. Vet bills are also an issue. But the biggest issue for me is grieving the loss of a pet. In the last 10 years we have lost three cats - the real Miss Chicken (aged 15), Spider (aged 17) and Georgy (also aged 17). The last time I did not have a pet was about 30 years ago and that time I was only without a pet for about a year. So, I am asking people here who don’t currently own a pet 1) have you ever owned a pet 2) do you miss owning a pet 3) do you plan to get a pet in the future?