Many people love their pets nearly as much as they love their human family members, but why? What is it about pets that make us happier? Well, today we’re going to dive into the topic to learn more about why pets make us happier.
Ok, let’s go!
So why do pets make us happier?
When it comes to our happiness, relationships matter. We all need love and belonging in order to feel happy. This is true for both people and pets. While your pet can’t tell you they love you or miss you when you’re away, their actions will show you in their own ways.
For example, when you leave your pet home alone they might be happy to see you when you walk in the door, or they may run around non-stop in excitement. Or maybe when you come home from work they’re not all that interested in attention because they are more interested in playing with their catnip mice.
Maybe they’re there to greet you at the door with their leash in mouth ready for a walk, or maybe they’re already laying on the couch and don’t budge when you come home.
This is all okay!
They will show affection in ways that are most natural to them, just as we show our love for pets in ways unique to us.
Pets and people can both show love and affection in many different ways, so we should never compare how our human family members show affection to how our pets do.
Your dog loves you just as much as your grandmother loves you even if they show their love in completely different ways. This is because it’s the feeling of love itself that makes us happy, not necessarily the action that is showing their love.
So how do pets show you they love you?
Pets will show affection in ways that are most natural for them. For example, if your dog loves to play then it will spend a lot of time playing with you. If your cat loves petting then it will spend a lot of time cuddling with you.
Petting your cat is an example of an action that shows affection in the way that they most enjoy.
This is something humans instinctively understand about our pets, which is why we show our pets affection in ways that are unique to them (such as petting or playing).
So, why do pets make us happier?
Pets give us love and belonging which makes us happy. They show affection for us in ways that are most natural to them (such as petting or playing), and we do the same for them.
Our pets share happiness with us through their companionship and affection, and without our kitties and doggies our world would be a little less happy!