Y'all ever heard the saying "Animals are better than people"?. It is 100 percent true. You need them in so many ways you didn't even know you needed them.They're one God's greatest creations. The bond that can form with any animal, not just a dog or cat can be very special.
I want to take a few to brag on one my dogs. There is one dog in particular, my Wyatt, who I had for most of my life who had my heart. My German Shepherd who I loved with all my heart and soul. We had a bond that could not be broken. He was my best friend. He passed away back in 2017 and I wear him on my necklace with pride. Animals can get you through some things that you didn't even know you needed them for.
I went to the shelter as a kid and I put my hands in the cage of Pickles the German Shepherd, who later became my Wyatt. We took him home and the first room he wanted to go into was mine and that was his favorite place in the whole world. He wore his collar with pride and acted as my lap dog, all 100-120 pounds of him. We had a bond like no other. I held him as he took his last breath at around 11-12 years old. His pawprint and collar stay hanging in my room as a reminder. Some nights I look back and reminiscence on how amazing he was and how much of a good dog he was.
Moral of the story, if you don't have an animal, then you definitely need one when you are able to take care of him or her. If you do have animals, snuggle them tight and appreciate them. Animals make the world go round. This is why working at a vet clinic is so rewarding despite the hardships that can fall with it. I have a deeper appreciation for animals at my job and I hope that each and every one of you can have or find animals that you love and have a special bond with.
It is so worth it.