The decision to adopt a pet can be a very difficult process. On the other hand, it can be a very simple choice, driven by emotion. One time several years ago, I took my children to visit the Humane Society to “look” at the cute little kitties. We were thinking that someday, possibly, after a great deal of discussion and planning we might adopt a cat. Might. Maybe. Possibly. An agreement to adopt a pet had definitely not been reached in our household.