Keeping Pets .. desire to Love and be Loved ..

Thiruvananthapuram, India
May 29, 2007 11:44pm CST
Many people have pets like cats, dogs, parrots etc. Pets fill the vacuum in our hearts with love . People who would otherwise be lonely get an enormous amount of comfort when they are in the company of their pet animals . Dogs,for example, have been faithful companions since time immemorial. With cats certain people develop emotional attachment. Having pets offer solace and comfort for so many people. Pets satisfy our psychological need for positive responses, in getting along peacefully, spending time together etc. In this complex world where stress and tensions are realities,pets are of great help.
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@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
31 May 07
Hey S794, I agree w/ you-I think dogs especially love unconditionally & they can tell when your hurting. Cool discussion you've got going here-props |;D +'s 2 U :D
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
30 May 07
I totally agree with everything you said. I have many pets myself and I couldn't imagine not having them. They bring me much joy and they are great companions. I am never alone. They also seem to sense when I am upset and they will come and give me a "kiss".
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
30 May 07
That is so very true. It has also been shown that having pets, or at least visiting with someone else's pet, is beneficial to our elderly people as well. There is a program here in the US that let's employees bring specially trained dogs into care homes for the elderly, and the residents absolutely love it. It brightens their days and helps them to relax, thus lowering their blood pressure and stress.
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@yojspew (171)
• Philippines
30 May 07
Yes, it's really true that pets help a lot in making us feel loved and filling those empty spaces in our hearts. It's really nice to feel that there's this cute and adorable creature who is always waiting for you to come home, who loves you unconditionally and who is willing to give his/her life for you no matter what. It's just simply mind-blowing.
• United States
30 May 07
Well said. I agree with all you have said as I have had pets with me all my life and they have given me the unconditional love that is very rarely found in mankind.
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@sizzle3000 (3040)
• United States
30 May 07
Pets teach children responsablity as well as keeps them company. My daughter has a rabit he is just a little thing but cute. The rabit is a lot of fun and has given the family a lot of amusement. I have heard that if you have high blood pressure and you have a pet that you can just sit and pet it will help keep your pressure down.
@azimsay (545)
• India
30 May 07
I have dog he is obay me there is no body in my house I am telling dog don't go out because of nobody is inhouse give company me my dog is never go out.He is obay my order.when my is quarling with me he is shouting my husband.
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@mamacathie (3929)
• United States
30 May 07
Yes, pets are very good. Especially, older people that are alone, it give them solace and company. They are good for all ages.
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• India
30 May 07
As you said, pets fill up the void in our lives. Psychologist and therapists advise people on having pets because pets will love you no matter what. Whether you have failed in an exam or you've gone bankrupt or you've been laid off your job, your pet won't judge you. It will continue loving you, unconditionally. I always had a lot of love to offer and have something similar in return right from when I was a kid. I love all animals and I wanted to have a pet in form of any animal like dog, cat, rabbit, monkey, goat, sheep, horse, cow or any animal which can express feelings. But I wasn't and am not allowed to have one by parents because our house is very small.
@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
30 May 07
Yes pets are a great comfort but an expensive responsibility. Pets are like children and people have to realize that they have to be taken to the vet when needed, get their shots on time and be fed and watered properly. Some people I know cann't afford to keep a pet, but they insist on it and then when the pet gets sick they can't take it to the doctor.
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@flpoolbum (2881)
• United States
30 May 07
This is so true. Being a pet owner, if you are willing, you can also help others by seeing if your local nursing home allows people to bring their well behaved pets to visit the lonely senior citizens.
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
31 May 07
Yeah, I can believe that pets bring some sort of love like that. I think that is why they are here.
@GardenGerty (102612)
• United States
30 May 07
It is true, pets are loving and non-judgemental. They also motivate people to interact, and move, even if they have stiffness or arthritis. It is important, however, that people who have pets be responsible in their care. For the elderly, perhaps cats are better than dogs, as they do not need to be walked. All pets need to be fed, however. Even having a fish tank helps to lower blood pressure. Lots of health benefits from pets.
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
30 May 07
I agree that pets are a part of our world and are there to be enjoyed. They can be loving creatures when treated well. They return affection and give a certain balance to stress and tension. Many animals respond to love and caring in a passionate way. Even the animals that might not make good pets, are fun to watch and offer us a look into their world if we take the time to study them. All creatures can have a positive affect on our emotions.
• India
30 May 07
It is a great feeling to have a companion like parrots etc.But I want to see all of them in their full freedom. As far as our security is concerned, a dog will be useful.
@vmoore709 (1102)
• United States
30 May 07
My Dog - This is my dog.
Exactly. Even my dog who has dug up my garden still takes my heart. They are wonderful for the elderly as well. They fill part of the void if the person has recently lost their spouse.
@charms88 (7541)
• Philippines
30 May 07
Hello sukumar. Just look at my avatar and you will see my pet bunny. Isn't he adorable? He was 4 months old there. He is now 6 months old and I never regretted having him with me. I planned to get more bunnies when I turn old and cranky, LOL. Pets are really good company. They only have eyes for you. I tend to be loquacious with my bunny eventhough he can't understand everything I'm saying. All he knows is to chew on his favorite carrots.
@mummymo (23707)
30 May 07
This is true sukumar but I would like to add that it is not only people who are lonely who feel this way! xxx
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
30 May 07
Oliver - The thumb bitter
Absolutely, and who could resist a face like this?
@wasim989 (2302)
• India
30 May 07
I totally agree with you as research have shown that pets can actually help us reduce our bloodpressure and can help us live a little longer.