The importance of a pet

Everyone remembers their first pet. Whether it was a puppy, hamster, cat, or rabbit, everyone can relate to the wonderful feeling of bringing home a new fuzzy friend to cuddle and love.

No feeling compares to when you ride home with your new family member in your lap. You now have someone new to tell all your secrets to, someone to play with in the yard, and someone that you will soon be making a lot of new memories with.

Pets not only make us feel great inside, they are also good teachers. It may not seem like it, but having a responsibility such as a pet can better our character. Feeding and watering a pet is obviously the most basic of chores, but really interacting and bonding with a pet can teach us dedication and compassion for another being. By doing this, people develop a routine and maybe even something to look forward to every day.

There is no doubt that we develop a level of consistency, but it is also very rewarding. For example, if a dog is put into a kennel while his owner is at work, the dog will be ecstatic to see him when he returns. Even though his master put him in a kennel all day, the dog is loyal, faithful and loving no matter what.

Forming a relationship with an animal signifies trust and companionship, both of which take time and dedication to establish. Getting an emotional connection from a pet is one of the most rewarding aspects of owning one. They provide us with love that we humans cannot come by easily.

Throughout life we connect with many pets, and it molds us into the people we are today. Many can disagree and say that an animal has no emotion, but there is no doubt that an animal can leave a paw print on your heart.