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7 Foods to Adopt if You Can't Get a Dog (or Cat)

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You just have so much love to give—and the Kittens Meeting Puppies videos aren't cutting it anymore. You need a lil' furball of your own to direct your undying love and naturally nurturing tendencies towards. But no number of Puppies Sliding Across Wooden Floors videos is enough to make your landlord/roommate/parent as keen on the idea of potty training as you are.

Once you've accepted that a dog/cat/arctic weasel isn't in your near future, don't despair! Fortunately for you (and your roommate), there are plenty of needy foods looking for a happy home. Whether you're a dog or a cat person, here are 7 foods and recipes that need your love (and are much better than a Tomagotchi):

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If you're more of a Dog Person (foods that require your daily attention):

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If you're more of a Cat Person (hands-off foods you can leave alone for a day or two):

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Which little guy will you be giving a happy home? Have you named your SCOBY? Tell us in the comments below!

Tags: foods with effort, food projects