Some people have a difficult time understanding why pets are so popular. They seem to exist only for our pleasure, and there’s an argument that they provide no real value to us. But this couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Pets offer many benefits in addition to companionship, such as lowering blood pressure or mood disorders like depression or anxiety; not surprisingly, research shows that pet owners live longer than those who don’t own pets at all.
Is a pet better than a human friend?
Pets generally don’t judge. They will love you no matter who you are or what you look like. Even if your pet is a pooch and you’re a cat person, they’ll still wag their tails and welcome you home with unconditional love.
Unlike humans, pets can never hurt anyone on purpose. They might accidentally nip you out of excitement or fright, but they would never do it if they knew what was good for them. They can’t be bribed either; even if you give your dog some steak (he’s not allowed to eat), he’ll still lick your shoe because he loves you.
Here are some other things your pet can do but you cannot:
1) Your pet will always love you unconditionally (no matter how awful of a person you may think you are).
2) You can tell your dog what you want him/her to do without speaking (e.g., it will come when you call).
3) Your pet does not complain that you spend too much time at work (even if they don’t like your boss).
4) Your dog is excited to see you when you get home from a long day at the office.
5) You can take your pet anywhere with you.
6) You can get your pet to do tricks for treats.
7) Your dog wants you to get them a new toy (not just the same old one they’ve had since they were a puppy).
8) Your pet will never betray your trust (e.g., by putting embarrassing photos on Facebook or Instagram).
9) Your pet will never get mad at you for forgetting to take out the trash (unless you forget their litter box).
10) Your shy dog doesn’t mind getting all dressed up in silly costumes.
11) Pets are always excited to see you when they wake up from a nap.
12) Your pet will never be jealous of your friends (or post unflattering photos on your wall).
13) Your pet keeps you active (e.g., walks or chasing a ball).
14) You can teach your old dog new tricks (even if they’ve already passed the prime canine learning years).
In conclusion, pets are an integral part of the family, offering us companionship and unconditional love. They also provide entertainment when we’re feeling down throughout those stressful days in life.