Anatole France said, “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened”
Animals are a wonderful part of our lives. They are lovely creatures created by God. We, human beings, as the higher form of species, are given the task to supervise their existence. We need to have a peaceful and harmonious coexistence with these animals.
From that stems the connection of having a pet and loving that pet unconditionally. Because we are a social species, it is within our nature that we constantly seek relationship with others, including having a pet. Keeping a pet has become a common part for many cultures. We have been breeding the species that we adopt as pets, eventually and most frequently, to have the physical characteristics that appeal to us. We have indeed bred into our pets the special attributes that make them most fascinating to our eyes. The success of having pets on the surface of the Earth is entirely due to the fact that we take some level of care for them. Pets, whether large or small, teach, delight and offer a special kind of companionship.
Others may ask this question, “Why do those who love animals voluntarily add to the responsibilities and expenses that swarm their already hectic lives? What is in it for them? The answer is simple. Because it makes us happy. The biggest benefits of having pets are often unexpected. We have a special feeling of affection that we convey to our pets. We share an exceptional bond of loyalty and friendship. It is a delightful relationship between a human being and an animal. The bond between people and their pets has strengthened over time. Our love for our pets is strong and real. Pets are a source of security and object of caregiving.
We believe that animals are devoid of all the malevolence that humans inflict on each other. For us having pets, animals are not mendacious, scheming, shrewd, cunning and spiteful unless they are severely provoked or in danger. They have no ulterior motives. They’re all heart and gut. They reciprocate the affection they receive. They give us so much in terms of love and emotional support.
Our love for our pets is probably a function of multiple factors that contribute concurrently to our deep affection for them. Our adoration for our pets manifests differently because our love for our pets can be shown in a myriad of ways. Most of us treat our pets like members of the family. We enjoy their company and we do everything we can to ensure their happiness and wellbeing. For one, we must stand for the humane treatment of pets and fight for their rights. We have to make sure that our pets are comfortable and receiving the utmost care and attention. We must see to it and guarantee them that the world is a better, safer and secure place to live. Our pets deserve adequate provision, a warm and safe place to rest, plenty of exercise and unconditional affection and consideration.