According to me, owning a pet just to keep one’s status symbol is absolutely wrong. The animals should be allowed to stay free in their natural habitat with their families and friends. They should not be trapped and sold in pet shops. But if at all any human has an urge of keeping a pet he/she should not keep it for showing status in society. Owning a pet is a lifetime commitment, involving considerable responsibility. The decision to acquire one, therefore, should be made by the whole family, otherwise, it would end up, being unwanted. In this story, Maxwell has very intelligently shown us how a pet has to be taken care of, loved and made a part of the family. Maxwell, who brought home an otter, tried to find out its feeling and thoughts and tried to provide an environment suitable for its existence.