9 Reasons Everyone Should Own A Pet At Least Once In Their Life

9 Reasons Everyone Should Own A Pet At Least Once In Their Life

You'll never be lonely again!
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A large population of the world owns or has owned a pet at one point in their life. These pets provide constant loyalty, friendship, and love no matter what the circumstances. Here are a few reasons why everyone should own a pet at least once in their life.

1. Constant companionship.

Even when your friends and family members are busy with work, school, or other friends, a pet will constantly be there to hang out with you. You'll never come home to an empty house. You'll always wake up to a friendly face. With a pet in your home, you will never have to feel lonely again.

2. Loyalty.

Friendships and relationships, unfortunately, are easily destroyed. You could be friends with someone one day and enemies the next. A pet, however, doesn't work that way. As long as you take care of them and show them love they will be loyal to you and only you. Your pet won't ever end their love for you.

3. Pets can keep you active.

For example, a dog needs to be walked. This is a way for you to get out of the house and explore the outdoors while also taking care of your animals. If you're lucky, you may even be able to get your animals to go on a run with you!

4. A routine.

Owning a pet can give you a daily routine and provide purpose and structure in your daily life. Even on days when you don't feel like getting out of bed, you'll do it and be somewhat productive in order to take care of your animal.

5. Joy.

Pets seem to make everyone happy. Owning a pet will make you happy and when you're outside with your pet, they will make others happy as well. This is a way to create joy in your own life and other's lives as well.

6. Entertainment.

Sometimes pets do goofy things. Who needs a television when you can watch a live-action version of entertainment in your own living room? This is simple, own a pet.

7. New knowledge.

Adopting a pet that you don't know much about provides you with the opportunity to learn more about the species and their care. You could end up gaining more knowledge than you ever thought possible about the animal.

8. Adoption is saving a life.

There are many animals that need to be adopted. By adopting them, you are essentially saving their lives and giving them a home. You could be their hero!

9. They're just so cute!

Who could resist when you're looking at their cute little faces? Who wouldn't want to come home to those faces every single day after work, school, etc.?

The love, joy, and companionship that pets provide are only a few simple reasons why everyone should own a pet at least once in their lives. So, let go of your boring lonely life and bring home a pet of your own right now!

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You have been there every day for so long. I woke up and went to bed every day knowing you were there and would still be there when I awoke the next morning. You never failed to greet me with an ecstatic wagging tail and an adorable toothy smile whenever I walked into the room. I missed you every single second that we weren't together. We have been the best of friends since the day we met, and our bond has only strengthen throughout the years.

However, as I grew older, so did you. As I was able to do more, you were able to do less. I was able to drive, go to the movies on my own, and apply to college. But you, you couldn't jump as high anymore, you couldn't run as fast as you used to, you couldn't swim as much as you would have liked. Even when your abilities declined, you still remained the happiest pup I had ever met and would continue to always try your hardest to make me happy.

Then the day came. That dreadful, dreadful day. The day where I had to watch you take your last breath as I laid by your side, the day where I had to watch the vet take away the best friend that I had ever known. As horrible as that moment was, and as sad as I still am, I am at peace.

I am at peace because I know that you are in a much, much better place. I know that as soon as you took your last breath here on Earth, God swept your beautiful, innocent soul from the ground and flew you to Heaven. I know that you have gained your furry little wings that you so rightfully deserve, and I am proud that I was able to know and love such an amazing little angel as you.

As I am still here on Earth, I can't say that I know what Heaven above is like for you, but I hope that you are truly having the time of your life. I hope that you are surrounded by perfectly green meadows filled with colorful flowers and blanketed by the bluest skies and the brightest rays of sunshine. I hope that you have hundreds of different lakes, ponds, streams, and even oceans to swim in as much as your sweet little heart pleases. I hope that you have already met with all of our relatives up there and that they give you endless treats and belly rubs, since I no longer can. I hope that all of your pain and suffering has vanished, allowing you to be the young, energetic pup that you once were and have been longing to be for so long now.

Even though we are no longer physically together anymore, you will forever remain in my heart and soul. You were a blessing sent from above, and now, God needs you back. Thank you for completing me and teaching me important life lessons; I will carry you with me everywhere I go until we meet again. I love you, my guardian angel.

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