Let’s talk about our beloved creatures. What are their personalities like? What are their daily tasks? Is there anything in particular that keeps them or their pets in motion? I would love to know! I’ve always appreciated pets, but now, after living with animals full-time, I have learned that they have a way of devising ingenious ways to be continuously productive without us knowing what’s going on. Do we really need to know what they’re doing on their day? Of course not! I’ve learned this with total consistency, so having a dedicated “Pet Parent” should come naturally. It certainly will make your life easier!
But what if we do have a pet? What if they’re showing behavior that we might not want, but they’re doing a little thing for us. What are we to do? A Facebook poll just came across my screen. Just my luck. A group of pet owners were sharing content that led them to conclude that having a pet is a great life-affirming choice for them and their pet. Never mind that pets can kill in nature and are liable to attack our young. Never mind that they can make a horrible mess in our house. Never mind that keeping a pet can cost more than just purchasing a valuable dwelling! And never mind that this Facebook group is comprised of pets themselves! But, after this post, I found a new, solid support system to help me navigate through a tough day. With all the talk around millennials’ love of pets, I just wonder what they say about them? What are their opinions? Who do they ask for advice? No clue. (We never get to ask our pets what we want! Isn’t that kind of creepy? What kind of a day would be lost? Try combining a few of these strange news stories to see how awkward the day would be.)
I know, I know, these opinions are probably not anything you would expect, but I really do think that having a pet is a good choice for a whole host of reasons.
Thank you for educating me. I’ll incorporate all my lessons here.
Catch Dr. Melvoin’s latest podcast, “Good Odds” about life as a proud pet parent.