Pets and the ‘Mojo’ they bring.
“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” Having a pet at home, can at times, make our blood boil. There are moments that your pup just litters on your newly renovated porch, or that your cats have made your new sofa as the place to massage their claws. You will surely lose your temper when you see your dog grab your trash bin and somehow play with it, even if you have just fed them. These things will really stretch thin our patience and make us think twice about owning a pet. But in the end, owning a pet proves to be more beneficial rather than detrimental to us. Having pets at home is something that every homeowner should have because the benefits of owning a dog, or a cat, or any animal for that matter are one too many.
Pet owners are healthier, less lonely and have high regard for themselves than those that do not have pets at all. It is widely thought that the reason for it is that, pets serve as a source of social and emotional support to the owner. An introvert person, who have a hard time building social bridges to other people, and find it difficult to mingle with others, will have the opportunity to ward off loneliness when they have pets. Pets serve as their companion, a companionship that gives unconditional love; because in the first place, pets don’t choose what their master should do, they just love their owners no matter what.
Becoming a healthier individual is also an evident advantage when a family has pets. Those who are suffering from allergies will actually have a daily dose of irritant when they cuddle and play with their furry critter friends. As such, they will have daily rounds of desensitization with their pets around them. Children will become happier, and they will have fewer allergies because they have been very exposed to it already. Moreover, ridding loneliness is another thing addressed because pet’s companionship will not only improve the owner’s social quotient, it will also improve their emotional quotient which will translate into a healthy physical lifestyle.
Our dog may not be what occupies our everyday routine, but they will certainly fill up the holes in our lives that have long been void. Our pets become our source of joy and happiness, and they make us feel complete. Our pets possess characteristics that just come so naturally with them, and such qualities are what we strive to look for in our journey in this vale of tears—loyalty, selflessness, unconditional love, and true happiness—are those that our pets possess so naturally. Ironically, these are also the qualities that are elusive to find in other humans.
Thus, the things that can’t be filled by other people, it is our pets that fill the gap. Sometimes, ironically, our pets are even more “human” than most human. And it is this mystification that has made us become even more passionate to have pets and animals in our lives. They provide answers to our lives, even when events get more puzzling than ever.