What Our Pets Teach Us
Pets: How They Teach Us Life Lessons
If you’ve ever had a dog, cat, or another pet at some point in your life, chances are, your life is forever changed by them. Whether your cat growing up was your best friend, you lost a family dog at a young age, or you love spending time with your birds, pets give us so much more than just sweet companionship. They actually teach us life lessons. Keep reading to learn more about pets, what our pets teach us, and what you can do with these life lessons in our self-help app.
What Our Pets Teach Us
- Attachment. When you have a pet, you spend most of your free time with them. Aside from taking care of them, you play with them, snuggle with them, share your bed with them, and even take them places with you. Chances are you love to have a good time with your pet, which sets us up for some of our first experiences with attachment.
- Love. How can you not love your pet’s adorable face? Our pets are easy to fall in love with, and we love everything from their fuzzy faces to their silly quirks.
- Responsibility. If you grew up with an animal, you remember your parents tasking you with feeding your pet and ensuring they have water. Having a pet is a great responsibility, and this is often a person’s first major one in life.
- New Characteristics. Pets can bring out new characteristics in their owners that they never thought were there. If you are normally a shy person, chances are you are a little more outgoing when you are around your dog. Maybe your cat has taught you independence, or your turtle has taught you to slow down and smell the roses.
Understanding Death with Pets
Many times, pets are the first experience of death and loss that we have in our lives. What happens during that first pet loss is crucial and can affect you for life. For example, if you had a family pet growing up that passed away, how your parents handled it can shape your perception forever. Whether mom and dad pushed aside the grieving and wanted you to move on, the pet was replaced, you weren’t there for the passing, or you were somehow tricked can be very damaging for a child. However, if you were allowed to mourn and given time before you were ready for a new pet, you have a better outlook on owning one.
Understanding Our Pet’s Lessons with the Foojan App
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