The cat is an artist who has chosen his feces to be his medium of choice. Every day I come home from work and he yells at me until I see his latest creation(s). Yesterday was a visual representation of post-9/11 country music.
I keep the carpet cleaner plugged in on a tile surface because I know that I'll be using it every day.
I didn't think that I could handle a dog because I'm not home enough and I'd be dealing with messes every day.