Have you ever felt lonely? Have you ever felt that you needed someone to love and that would love you in return, unconditionally? Have you ever wanted to share your life with another living thing? Do you need something to make your life meaningful?
That is what being a pet owner is all about. Having a pet is not just about having something to take care of. It’s about sharing your life with a loving companion. Whether that is a dog, cat, bird or another kind of pet, your life will have purpose. That pet will need you to take care of it. He will need you to give it love and companionship. And, you will have someone who loves you and looks to you for his every need.
Your pet will not judge you as a person might. Pets offer their love unconditionally. They allow you to be who you are. They don’t care what you look like. You may be the most gorgeous movie star in the world, or just a chubby little no-name bald guy. Your pet won’t care. All they only care about the relationship you have with them. Your pet won’t judge you if you have the worst job in the world, as long as you come home to them. They will never be critical of your views or lifestyle. They will accept you for who you are, no matter what.
There is nothing in the world like having a pet to share your inner-most self with. You can tell your pet anything and they won’t tell a soul. If you reveal your most private thoughts, you will have a vent for your feelings without the worry of them telling your secrets. You can cry on them, tell them how hard life is, or share your fears with them. They will sympathize wholeheartedly. Bearing your soul and releasing pet-up hostilities will make you feel better—better than visiting a psychiatrist.
The rewards that pets give can be tremendous for your spirits and how you feel. Wouldn’t it be nice not to come home to an empty house? Or even coming home to a wildly frantic house full of frenzied family’s activities would be improved by the patient welcome of your beloved pet. Imagine coming home to a pet who is over-joyed by your home-coming. Image the soft rub of fur against your leg and the gentle purr of a cat in your lap as you sit and relax after a hard day’s work. Can you envision yourself listening to the cheerful chirp of your feathered friend as a sunbeam hits the perch on which he sits?
When those moments come when you feel that you are alone in the world and that life may not be worth living, remember your pet. He needs you. He loves you. And, he wants you to be with him.
After a hard day’s work there is nothing like coming home to your pet. He gives you purpose. He gives you love. He is there for you. That is what makes having a pet truly special.