Animals that you adopt as pets have their own interests beyond your own. It doesn’t matter how much money you have, a pet only sees you for who you are and loves you no matter what. I’ve taken in and cared for a number of stray dogs and cats, and they have been wonderful companions for me.
What’s the reason pets are such an integral part of our lives? They require a lot of care. Because pets depend on us for food, warmth, safety and more, no matter what’s going on in our lives we have to rise to the occasion of fulfilling their needs. I know a woman who has M.E., and when she added a pet dog to her life, her symptoms were reduced. She had to wake up and let it roam into the garden. Because of the companionship he gave her, she learned to live again by becoming more alert and engaging in life. She thought it was more easy to try to become more active.
They require effort. Many of us invest more time in figuring out the proper food to feed our pets than we do to feed ourselves. I frequently find myself choosing the best dining option for my pet along with other animal lovers in the pet food aisle at my grocery store. We approach those circumstances with reverence and dedication.`
They will welcome you reverently. It is a wonderful experience; to be greeted by your pets, when you come home. When one has an animal at home, one is not only required or needed at home but there is also a desire to spend time at home. Often a single person will put off coming home because there is no one there. However, people who own pets are eager to get home soon because they hate to leave their animals alone.
Their outlook towards life is improved. When you have your cat purring in your lap or your dog is stretched out across your feet you’ll be reluctant to move and your priorities change. All of the days stress and problems seem to fade away to a calmer, quieter place whenever you walk your dog or are worried about your cat’s health and well-being. One’s perspective on other things changes. Those with pets also recognize the occasional inconvenience that comes with sharing a home with an animal, such as a favorite shirt covered in cat hair, or an item that has been chewed up by the dog. The things that are important to you will change once you discover it and vow to pay more attention the next time around.
Remaining calm is much simpler. I have had countless items broken by my cat jumping up somewhere; however, I have found that it’s better just to let go of it and think of it as a chance to buy something new to take the place of the broken item. The primary goal is to ensure that no animal got hurt. Recently a friend of mine had to rent out some office space just to get away from his cat who was always sending out e-mails by walking across the keyboard on his computer before he was ready to send them out to the recipients. It doesn’t help to be angry about it. The animal is unaware about what is happening to it. Dealing with the situation in a head on and constructive way is much more sensible.
An animal companion adds a lot of value to living. We learn a lot about patience, love, companionship and responsibility from them. Even though they can’t do without us we are certainly compensated by them. When they pass away we are often left devastated because they were such a valuable gift for the time that they were in our lives. We will always have the memories and anecdotes as long as we live.