Pets know how to be present. They just want to be a part of our lives and if you let them in you can learn important life lessons (being humble, loyal, unselfish, forgiving …). They also have the enormously positive influence on our emotional well-being. So I invite you to keep on reading and learn just how big their unconditional love is.
In one of my earlier posts I talked about how my dogs have made me a truly happy person. You see, there’s a kind of unconditional love which you can only learn through animals, and here’s why.
If you do have a pet at home, you’ll probably know what I’m talking about.
However, if you don’t, and there’s no reason why you can’t have one (like an allergy or something like that), then I highly recommend you go out there and get or adopt a lovely pet! Don’t get me wrong but I am very pro-adoption kind of person so I strongly recommend you to think about adopting.
There’s no creature that desires your love more than a dog.
I mean, they are not called man’s best friend for nothing!
When you are lucky enough to see how they live, you get to understand a little better the true meaning of life. They don’t ask for anything in return from you, they just give.
The secret life of pets might be cooler than what you think…
If we come to talk about an everyday life with pets, I can assure you they will turn your life upside down. There’s a lifestyle you must adapt into when you get a dog. A friend of mine once said that it’s just like having a baby in the house, because of all the work it requires, especially if you’re not used to it.
In my case, getting used to this new life routine (on the road to become a truly happy person) was a bit of a challenge, and my dog Happy supported me every step of the way. Yes, it sounds strange, but there he was, waiting for me patiently, to come from work every single day. I call that true four-legged love!
I once knew a woman who was a mother and a housewife. Her family had three dogs. However, she kept them outside in the garden and she very rarely minded them at all. “Yes, my kids go out play with them every day”, she used to say, like it was a good thing, just an activity they did.
One very important thing about pets is that they are not toys, they are life companions.
They are in your life because they want to BE in your life. A dog will be a constant companion who goes along with you every step of the way, not only when you have spare time to go out to the garden to “play” with them.
Pets produce few of the very best memories in life. You will start looking at life through their innocent and full-of-love eyes. And that sound like the best thing ever, don’t you think?
Remember, if a dog was a teacher, you would learn things like:
- When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
- Take naps.
- Run and play daily.
- Be loyal.
- Find delight in the simple joys of long walks.
- Never pretend to be something you’re not.
- If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
There’s a story I read once on the internet about a little boy and his dog which, due to cancer, had to be put down. Afterward, when the doctor and the kid’s parents were wondering about why animals must live such short lives, the six-year-old boy said:
“I know why. People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life — like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right? Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”
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