Why do we humans "keep" pets?
Why do we appreciate the company of our animals so much?
Why do a lot of people even favor the company of an animal over the company of another human being?
Animals give comfort.
Touching them makes us happy.
Animals give trust (if treated well) and UNCONDITIONAL love.
Animals depend on us, they NEED us, we have SOMEONE who NEEDS us ALWAYS.
SOMEONE who doesn't expect anything from us.
...Only food and attention...
There has always been that one question amongst pet lovers...
"Are you more of a "cat" person or a "dog" person..?"
It is an interesting question indeed.
"Dog" people are somehow different from "cat" people, aren't they..?
Then you have the "horse" person.
Or the "reptile" person, the "bird" person and the "rat" person...
Amongst the "dog" people you have the ..
"Sheperd" person, the "Labrador" person, the "Dackel" person or the "Chihuahua" person...
Amongst the "horse" people you have the....
"Quarter Horse" person, the "Arabian" person, the "Mustang" person, the "Coldblood" person, the "Pony" person and the "Mule" person...
WHAT KIND OF PERSON ARE YOU????? :))
WHICH QUALITY DO YOU APPRECIATE MOST IN YOUR ANIMAL(s)?
I guess I was always a "horse" person, as well as a "dog" person...
Since a couple of years I am also a "cat" person.
I really appreciate our animals honesty, they ALWAYS tell you right away if they are okay with something or not.
I appreciate their patience with us humans.
I appreciate their loyalty and never ending love.
What I appreciate most is that they try to teach us how to be present every single day.
They try to show us the way to "happiness", to "simpleness".
They try to lead the way and all we gotta do is follow.
I think most humans are having a hard time to be present these days, I would even say that most humans
don't even know what "being present" is,
how "being present" feels like.
BEEN THERE, DONE THAT... ;-)
A majority of people don't even think about a subject like that.
They are not even aware of the fact that they are not PRESENT.
I call them "hunters".
They hunt for all kinds of things like money, beauty, power, success, love and happiness...
I think everyone has a point in his life where she or he will ask him- or herself, what it really is that matters...
What it really is that lets you find happiness.
But what is happiness, how does it really feel?
I mean that happiness that is unconditional, that happiness that comes from deep inside yourself.
That place of happiness where you are not hunting anymore, not for money, not for succcess or beauty, not for love...
Animals are no "hunters".
Animals are happiness.