Why do you keep pets?

China
February 22, 2009 3:18am CST
First of all,I dont keep pets.But I keep plants.lol.I just dont like to be with animals very much.They cant talk so it needs lots of time to tame them.Also you need to worry about their hygienic problems.Im too lazy to take care them.Of course,you can gain some consolation from pets,but actually they do nothing!Maybe Im wrong,I just cant understand why you keep pets,its tiring.They do can add more fun to your life,but a lot other things can help you relax,so why pets.Love to hear your opinion.
2 responses
@zhuhuifen46 (3486)
• China
22 Feb 09
I have a relative who keeps a dog as her pet. She told me when her children left, she need something to do. The dog becomes her substitute, which is fed just as her own child. She makes clothing for the dog, and brings out for walk regularly. It is really hard to understand the feeling with the animal, but it exist, and some pets are so loyal to their masters, a kind of reward for the breeder.
• China
23 Feb 09
There are also some heart_breaking new about how animals esp.dogs attack their owners'babies when they are unattended.Some people just love pets so much and they are already their members.I can understand that but I dont think I'll keep animals as pets.
• Australia
22 Feb 09
I have many pets of different breeds and species. Goat, dog, cat, birds, rats, chickens etc. They all have their own individual personalities and it is amazing just how well you can understand them and their body language once you get to know each of them. My pets give me a reason to live and plenty of reasons to smile and laugh - especially when they interact with each other. My goat is playful and keeps my lawn mowed. My dog protects me with his life and motivates me to exercise regularly. My cat keeps me warm in winter and is totally devoted to me. My birds whistle happy tunes and love to learn to say new words. My rats are very interactive and love to play and are fun to watch and hold. My chickens provide me with fresh eggs daily and keep spiders and insects away from my home. I also used to have a horse who was not only my best friend, but an environmentally friendly mode of transport, great fun and good exercise. True, I spend a fair amount of time and money on my pets - but that is because I feel such a bond with them that they are like family members. I think being a pet owner is an experience that cannot be described in words and must be experienced to fully appreciate the simple beauty they create in your life. They always know when I'm sad or sick, and seem just as concerned about me as I am about them. I live on a large property and also use my dog to transport drinks, tools, messages etc to others on the property that are further away. I have used my horse to pull out tree stumps etc. Breeding my own chickens has been one of the most rewarding experiences life can offer. After all, who can resist little yellow fluffballs??? :-)
• China
23 Feb 09
Thanks for your share!Its great that you enjoy keeping pets a lot.What a colourful you have living with your pets!I just cant spare much time to keep pets.Have a great.And say hello to your pets for me.