Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Things we learn from our pets…

Just in case you think you have all the answers I’m here to remind you that your pet is probably wiser than you are. 

Okay, you can drive a car and get the jokes on Saturday Night Live and you can vote but when it comes to the really important stuff our pets get it way more than we do.

I just have cats...Dr. Watson and Spooky, but my kids have dogs...Maddy, Sophie and Ginger. So what have I leared from these furry friends? Plenty! And it’s the stuff that’s counts in life.

From Spooky and Watson I learned

-nothing beats a warm place to nap and that a place in the 
sun is the best place of all to spend time.

-you do not have to eat all the food in front of you!

-snuggling is fun

-never trust a two-year-olds to stay out of trouble

-fish is good for you

-sitting and doing nothing recharges your batteries

-you can sense things that aren’t visible

-some healthy food really does taste like crap

-make some noise when you’re happy

-it’s okay to hiss when you’re not

-napping is great

-fuzzy blankets are the best

-and…I am the boss and don’t you forget it

Things I’ve learned from my kids’ dogs

-you think you rescued me but I really rescued you

-if I wasn’t around who would you blame for those farts

-loyalty is everything

-snacks are good for the soul

-when feeling down having a BFF helps a lot

-meat is good no matter what the doctors tell you

-nothing beats coming home to a friend

-getting left behind on vacation sucks

-don’t trust everyone

-don’t bite when a growl will do

-there is never a bad time for a walk

-play is good

-falling asleep on the couch is the best sleep of all

-don’t panic if the barber cuts your hair too short...your friends love you anyway

These are some things I’ve learned from pets. They simplify life, get to the root of what is really important and get rid of the clutter that occupies too much of our lives.
So, what about you? What have you learned from a pet?



Anonymous said...

You may go broke taking care of them, but they're worth every penny. If you aren't feeling well, either physically or emotionally, they will make you feel better. If you are a bit cold, pick up a cat or put one under the covers with you---instant blast furnace. Cordella

Anonymous said...

Marmalade taught me that there are two ways to go when you are called: ignore the distraction, or, find out what exciting mystery awaits. I also agree with Cordella. Marmalade comforted me whenever I was sick and then helped me recover by reminding me that I wasn't alone and she needed me. Balance. Smiling, Zena

TM said...

Pets give back 10 times more love than they are trouble.

Margaret said...

I hate when people say/ask "are you a cat person or a dog person?" I am an animal person, I love them all. Growing up we had everything; dogs, cats, birds, fish. I loveTHAT DARN CAT, since I was very little girl, so we adopted our first Siamese when I was 8 and Tieling was with us for 20 years. When I bought my house I adopted Blosson (Siamese) and Six (Balinese) or as we grew to call her Zsa Zsa the Diva. Now I have Dharma and Thora (Balinese) and like all my cats they are smarter than most people I know. It is a pure unconditional love and they are fasinated with everything I do (ugh, LOL.) But they all have amazing intuition and know everything that is going on.
And I will agree with everything in your post, especially "you can sense things that are not visable." All my girls can and they all know what I need when I need it. I could never imagine a life with out fur children and a house is not a home with out fur.

Nancy said...

All that you say, but also dogs and cats can shed more hair in volume than they seem to have on their whole body, yet still keep a full coat. Magic! They are also very forgiving. If you are crabby they ignore your mood and give you cuddles, anyway.

Liz Straw said...

Pets are great antidotes for Depression. Dogs make you get up and exercise and both cats and dogs like to be with you no matter what you mood is. Dogs have an amazing ability to express love through their eyes that truly makes you feel better. (Scientifically proven.)
Love is unconditional. ( or at least in exchange for food)

Anonymous said...

Add to that: Just going for a car ride is great fun ! (dog) Nestling up next to someone is comforting - you don't have to glom onto them. (cat) Loving and being loved is the best of life (both cats and dogs). All that you've said is so true and good-hearted. I'm down to one cat after all these years of having everything while raising kids - 8+ cats/kittens, newts, snakes, dogs, rabbits.....the whole shebang. I support dog rescue organizations these days. Maybe after the new year some old dog will rescue me. The house is getting too quiet and I have no excuse anymore for having a dirty house and stinky carpet. :) Harriette