Pets are our love
admin 4 January, 2010
Country where I live is divided, maybe not politically, religiously or ethnically but still. There are two groups of people here, those who have pets and those who don’t. Those who don’t have any furry thing running around can have clean carpets, wear black, have track-free floors when it’s raining and probably don’t have problems with sleeping all night long. I’m pretty sure their lives are more or less, but in some kind of order, they could buy expensive furniture that will last long enough to be happy, not to mentioned about veterinary bills, all that ‘special food’. And that’s all I can come up with, as for us, we are animal people and nothing can change it.
As for me I cannot imagine coming back from a store or just from outside to get the mail and not being welcomed as if I’ve gone for 15 years. For me it’s impossible to live without such unconditional love. Even if I have one of my bad day when pain spikes a small furry ball loves me the same way as yesterday. It doesn’t matter for them if you are grumbling all the time, they don’t take offence if you feed them 60 minutes late. They don’t care about your weight, young or old, infirmed or well, if you need a shower or if you forgot to brush your teeth. They are always here and love you.
I think that everyone needs such love. If it is unselfish any and all love is healing. There are great people out there, but sooner or later everyone has mood swims and don’t want to share love all over the place. We are only humans, but the animals are more consistent in their love.
I know that you could say the pets need a lot of work, well that’s true. I even have to cook dog food once a month as we have had full-bred dogs with allergies. They need to be groomed from time to time, but do not fussy if their bath is a little late. They also become sick and tired. Of course there are times where I really don’t want to go outside with my dog. But it rings a small sleigh bells on out back door and keep ringing until someone open the door. I’m also lucky that she prefer my husband to let her out in the night. She scratches his side of bed and even if I wake up, she looks at me with ‘No thanks, I’ll wait for my Daddy now’ at her face, so what can I do. My husband is not so happy about it and I understand that, but the dog and I are in conspiracy.
I read somewhere studies about the petting a dog’s soft fur may have on us and they claimed it has calming effect, by the way, there is reassurance in the soft purr of a cat. The only bad side of having a pet is that they live shorter than we do. I remember when several years ago we lost our first St. Bernard and both of us feel that something is missing. Our vet told us that we should be easier on this as the animals live shorter than we do and we probably experience more deaths of our beloved. Maybe that’s a lesson for us to appreciate life anyway we can find it. A lot of my friends have decided to live pets-free life, but as for me and my husband… well we will stick to pets as long as we will be able to take care about them. It’s simply impossible for me to imagine life without those furry things that bring a lot of joy and laughter to everyday life.
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