Post by Niki Clark
It’s no surprise that people love animals and choose to keep some as pets. According to the National Pet Owners Survey, 68% of US households own a pet. And that could be multiple pets in one home. Basically, 68% of us opt to share our home with some sort of animal as a pet. Why? What is the appeal? Is it the sheer joy from a dog when you come home from work? Could it be the purr from the cat as it snuggles up on your lap at just the right moment?
Lets Think About This: Pets
There are a slew of answers. Pets offer their companionship, unconditional love, loyalty, protection, and even health benefits. They are members of our family. Their birthdays are celebrated. They receive gifts on holidays and special occasions. They go with us on vacations. Pets hold a special place in our hearts. With that being said, pet ownership has its struggles too. There is the hamster that runs in its wheel at all ends of the night and parrot who thinks your finger is fun to peck at. So why do people continue to open their home to a roommate who is unable to do dishes or fold the laundry?
Some researchers have suggested it is our need to take care of another living breathing thing. An ingrained need to nurture. Others think it has to do with evolution. Some even think it may be a form of social status. Remember the dog in the purse craze a while back? There are many articles on this subject and all seem to have varying conclusions. Since each individual is different and each pet is unique, it is hard to distinguish the exact reason.
Regardless, it’s safe to say you no doubt cherish them and will do whatever it takes to make sure they are well cared for. VIP Pet Services has many different service options that will be perfect for your special family member. We would love to meet you and your pet! Contact us today!