Pet owners experience a sense of faithfulness and fulfillment that is truly hard to get from any other relationship. With pets you can form a connection that is based off of clear and consistent communication where you do not have to risk being deeply misunderstood. Since pets simply require basic needs in life to thrive, they can teach us how to live a balanced life filled with appreciation for what we have right in front of us.
- Pets give their owners a connectedness to the world that is unconditional, even when they feel ignored and disengaged from the world.
- Pets speak to their owners in clear and consistent ways which it is up to their owners to communicate their expectations clearly and appreciate their behavior.
- Pets can help humans not to live in the regrets of the past or the worries of the future, but to savor the moment with its joys.
“There are few things as warm and comforting on a cold winter evening as a kitty asleep in your lap. If one of your goals for the new year is to get in shape, a dog who loves to walk or run outdoors can be just the incentive you need to start exercising regularly.”