It is a natural instinct of the humans to dominate others. Over the centuries, humans have been doing so. But in recent years, their way of execution has changed. Maybe because there are so many pleasant, cute looking creatures moving around us all the time, we cannot stop our brutal hearts from melting.
The humankind have developed a growing closeness towards animals, be it our pet or one on the streets. We cannot resist ourselves from giving that ‘aaawwwww’ expression and bending down to touch it. If a dog comes to you wagging its tail and widening its sparkling eyes, you will have an uncontrolled urge to pick it up and sway it. Or if its a cat with its slender beauty walking towards you, your hands will automatically want to feel the touch of its sleek , soft body and your ears wanting to hear that soothing ‘meow’. It seems this eagerness cannot be stopped. We cannot constrict ourselves from feeding the street dogs. We cannot neglect the beautiful kittens but bring them home and give them milk to drink. Animals are an extremely precious gift on Earth and its the humans who can appreciate their real worth.
Among all other relationships abiding in our society, a newly developing one is the relation between the Pet and its Owner, a remodeled version of the long running custom. Every single alternative house has a dog or a cat, a herd of rabbits or a talking parrot, an aquarium with charming small fishes or a giant horse. The trend has continued and its growing.
Now if u ask me the motivating factor behind such a craze, I will say without hesitating, that animals are the key to our happiness. They bring a smile on our face, ease our lonliness, encourage playfulness and provide unconditional love. Caring for a pet may even help you live longer. A lot of benefits accompany the pleasure of snuggling up to a furry friend. Stroking, holding, cuddling or otherwise touching a loving animal can relax us and boost our moods.
Pets are a wonderful compliment to our lives. Finding a perfect pet is a rewarding experience. There are several stories of how a person owns a pet and how they have changed their lives for the better. They speak of their pets as if they are the members of the family- for all intents and purposes they really are. People choose to keep pets according to their needs and temperament. There are several kinds of pets. The common ones are dogs and cats. But there are many others of greater advantage that can actually make them the best pets. House Rabbits, Ferrets, Rodents such as Gerbils, Hamsters, Chinchillas, Fancy Rats and Guinea pigs; Avain pets such as Canaries, Parakets and Parrots; Reptile pets such as Turtles, Lizards and Snakes; Aquatic pets such as Tropical fish and Frogs; and Anthropod pets like Tarantulas and Hermit Crabs. Even a single goldfish in a jar can change the interiors of your room.
Humans are finding refuge in their pets from the hard paced lifestyle where there is a dearth of oxygen. Pets provide them with oxygen and several other therapeutic effects. Some people talk to their pets , some even use them to work through their troubles. They take your focus away from all problems. When you take your Dog for a walk, you feel the happiness pumping through your heart more than what your pet feels. You give it a name, feed it, pamper it, take it to every social function and even pose with it for photographs. Caring for an animal fills us with so much positivity. Volunteering at an animal shelter or choosing to adopt one, especially an older dog or cat, adds to the sense of fulfillment, knowing that you have provided it a home that may otherwise have been euthanized.
The story of my dog began years back when I was a kid. I used to watch my father call him out during lunch time and Barney (his name) instantaneously jumping out of nowhere , would first come and get all over him and slowly start eating his food. During this process, he would constantly wag its tail and on asking my dad about this gesture, he told me that Barney is thanking us for the food and that it loves us. Being immature or a little scared was the reason I couldn’t gather enough courage to touch the dog or feed it with my own hands. At times, when Barney was not seen anywhere or his bark was unheard at a long stretch, I grew restless. My eyes would start searching vigorously. And then suddenly, with a single call, a large creature would come running towards us from the horizon and before I could realize it is Barney , he would start jumping and giving rotations around us in terrible excitement. I used to plead my father to me pick me up in his lap so that I was a considerable distance away from Barney. Blame it on my stupid friends or the repeated chanting of the teacher in School that animals bite. Time passed and my dog grew big and strong, but one final afternoon it gave its last breath. Today when I think of Barney, I fathom that he has incorporated certain noble behaviours in my own self and this influence is far from what people imagine it to be. I had cried so much that day and still now when I remember Barney, my heart aches with the pain of separation and longs for his company. But what has stopped me from falling apart was the tender love and loyalty lent to me by my dear Barney with which I have grown up and turned out to be a better person. Today I am a proud dog nurturer, an owner of a dozen street dogs and they have become my daily routine.
A pet-master relation is unique in its own way since pets are completely dependent on us. They wait for our appreciation as they forever try to impress us. For your animal, you are his father, his mother, his friend and his everything. You mean a lot to your pet. Although the concept is clichéd, it is true. The title of a pet owner can shortly mislead others like you are insane and have so easily let an animal enter into your house. But the very idea is incorrect. We trust our pets, give them every right to hurt us even though they never use dangerous weapons to do so. Yes, their sharp teeth or nails may hurt us a bit, but we do not feel the pain. We rather let it go by replacing it with the funny incident of “how he bit me”.
Just being an animal owner or lover doesn’t make us a responsible person. We have to treat them like they are an important part of the household. They teach us to sacrifice our pride, not be egotistic, be more forgiving and less inhuman. The life of a pet owner is more eventful than others. They will always love us back. One of my friend says- Keep an Animal in your house only if you can let in into your heart. I so agree with her. Animals are not objects to juggle with. They will make you fall in love with it, without asking questions, without passing criticisms. We cannot decide its doom by throwing it out of the house anytime we feel like. Because assuredly the consequences will be bitter.