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Need A Low Maintenance Pet To Keep You Company This MCO? We Gotchu

No offence to pet parents out there, but I find them too chaotic. Yeah I love the occasional cuddle and I can’t help meowing to street cats, but I cannot have them indoor with me. The fur, the litter maintenance, the sleep interruption (I was once woken up in the dead of the night when my bestie’s cat jumped onto her piano. Talk about horror movie moment).

If any of y’all with me, I got just the right pet for you.

It’s silent, but it’s alive.

You keep it in a jar, but it’s not a fish.

It needs feeding, but it won’t paw your face at 5.00 a.m.

Yes, I am talking about a sourdough starter.

The best part is, if you’re having a hectic week, just stick it in the fridge and you won’t have to feed it for 7 days.

All you need to get started is mix equal parts plain flour and water in a jar, and leave it in a warm place to ferment.

Congratulations, you are literally growing wild yeast at home. Like with any hobbies, there is a rabbit hole if you start researching online. People get so passionate about their starter that they even name it things.

They also often describe it as having personality and character, as no two starters taste the same. 

Think about it. We’re already seeing reports of empty bread shelves at grocery stores. (I will never understand what it is about MCO that makes people eat so much bread, but it sounds like something to capitalize on.)




Why not bake some using your new pet? Who knows, it might even blossom into a new side hustle. 

OR you can just leave it be. No judgement. It’s a pet, right? I’ve never heard of a catmom who knead their cats into bread anyways. So I’m fully on board with filing this one under “pets”.

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