In today’s world, everyone wants to be at the top. Everybody wants to be a winner. What comes with such a desire is the requirement of hard work. Work that lasts for unending hours. Work that doesn’t leave time for anything else, like spending quality time with friends. Work that takes you far from home, all alone and away from your family. Work that may make you skip meals and family gatherings. And at the end of the day, the only energy one has is for relaxing and sleeping. In such situations, one is often left craving for some companionship. Any kind of camaraderie is welcome. Someone who will calmly listen to you as you vent out your day’s frustrations. Someone you can unabashedly crib to, after a long bad day of work. Someone who will not judge you for not making it to that family event. Someone you can share your happiness and achievements with instantly. More often than not, one might find themselves lonely, with no one to talk to, at any given time of the day. They may be unavailable or unreachable due to their own engagements. Such situations only make the seclusion more evident.
This is where having a pet comes to the rescue. The pet could be any animal, from a dog to a hamster. One can choose the kind of pet based on their preferences and the capability to provide for it. Each of these animals too is available in a large variety of breeds; hence one can choose them based on their convenience. One might even say,” you can’t choose your family but you can choose your pets.” Jokes apart, there is no other source of comfort as that provided by a pet. What’s more, it comes with no strings attached. All that a pet asks for is a little love and care, and it will shower you with an unending supply of love, loyalty, faith and friendship.
A dog greets you at the door, the moment you walk in, like it’s been waiting for you forever and make you feel wanted. A cat will give you company as you contemplate life’s little mysteries. Fish will listen to you as you talk about your problems. Hamsters and bunnies will lift your spirits with their playful camaraderie. Birds will keep you entertained if there’s nothing interesting to watch on the television. Every pet has its own specialty, to suit everyone’s individual needs.
The best thing about pets is that they have a gift of knowing exactly what you need from them, without you even asking for it. If you are in the mood to play they will be the most playful creature. If you need some solitude, they can switch gears to be a silent onlooker. If you need comfort, they’ll comfort you with a nudge or a rub, anything they are capable of. When treated well, they are the happiest. And their joy radiates and seeps into you, without you even realizing it. Not many can boast of having someone who treats them like you are the center of their world. Owning a pet makes you feel that way and more.
Some pets can even be trained to do small chores for you. Opening the door, getting you the newspaper, operating switches, etc are just some examples. After a tiring day, doing these petty chores also seems like a task. But having your pet do them for you is not only a relief but also absolutely adorable to watch. Seeing a dog coming at you, with your keys dangling in its mouth is a sight that can make your day. A bird that can help you sort through your things can make this most mundane of tasks, enjoyable. The training process itself is a mood lifter.
On a given day, one may be feeling especially exhausted, and the conviction required to get up and get involved in some form of physical activity fades when there is no one to prod you. This could make you skip any form of physical exercise, in spite of knowing that you need it and that you are blowing the money you spent on your gym membership. This is another place where owning a pet proves to be useful. Taking your dog for a walk is an essential task, one that you cannot skip, for the dog’s sake as well as yours. This not only strengthens your bond but also your body. Playing with your pets is an enjoyable way of accommodating your required daily dose of physical exercise into your daily schedule.
When there is no one else available, you can rest assured, that there is someone at home, eagerly awaiting your arrival. You can talk to them with absolute ease. Discussing your problems is especially helpful when there is no interference from the other end. And you might just find a simple solution for the same. Not only that but pet owners tend to attract other people with common interests, which is just another way for you to make more friends oftentimes of the closer long-lasting kind.