The effects of having pets are: learning to care about another living being, learning to deal with the pets passing, learning about friendship, loyalty, and protection. Through my experiences with having dogs and cats, I have experienced these effects firsthand.
First, learning to care about another living being has helped me to build my responsibility as a whole. It has also helped me to realize that I don’t want children of my own, for fear of losing them. Learning to deal with the passing of my pets has made me realize that living things won’t live forever. However, it has made me appreciate the time I had with them. After their passing, I felt as if I could have done more to help them. But, I had to come to terms with the fact that I could have done nothing to help.
Second, learning about friendship by being friends with my animals showed me how two people should be friends. It’s the first of building blocks to having a great pet and owner relationship. For me, being friends with animals is like this wanting to be with each other, getting excited when you came home and seem to understand each other.
Third, loyalty is a very strong bond between me and my pet. It’s the second of three building blocks to having a great pet and owner relationship. For example, the pet wanting me and only me and stands by me when people have turned their backs. The third and final building block is protection. For example, the animal is willing to protect me from people and other animals or alerts me to harmful events... The pet looks to me for the same protection that it gives me, which is my duty to provide.
In conclusion, the effects of having pets are truly rewarding if people just submit to the true meaning of having a pet. People of all ages can benefit from the experiences of just being around animals.
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