The Right Companion
Sergio J Gudino
Western Governors University
Adopting a pet is a serious matter. I have been thinking about adopting a dog. Besides the fact that I have always wanted one, it will be a good addition to my home. Having a pet around will surely affect my daily routine, but it will also be beneficial to have a dog to keep me company. You and I are very much alike, so I really think that you should adopt a dog because it will provide you with at least three things that are worth pointing out. First, companionship; second, a feeling of safety and protection for you and your family; and third, you may be saving its life. Humans have not evolved to be alone. We are always longing for a companion to help us ease up from our daily routine. I am not saying that a dog will replace a human companion; we can have one besides the person we have decided to share our life with. A dog is a great addition to any home. Once all the considerations have been taken about how big commitment is to have something live with you, it helps you to unwind from the unrelenting pressure that is so common place in today’s work places. Regardless of the kind of dog chosen to adopt, it will bring a sense of belonging to something bigger than you. It gives you a new perspective of the world you live in, and puts you in a position that allows you not to take for granted the beautiful miracle of life, and how sensitive is to our influence, our little blue planet. Nowadays it is difficult to argue the increase in violence in society at large. People seek safety and (personal) protection. The need for security is now, maybe more than ever, of upmost relevance. You need to feel secure in your home. Given that you live in the suburbs, a dog, especially one of the breeds that can provide protection for the family and is child-friendly, would be a good start. A big dog may not be a must, but certainly it is worth giving it some thought, if you are worried about your family’s...
References: Pet Overpopulation. (n. d). The Humane Society of the United States. Retrieved from: http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/pet_overpopulation/
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