Your children have been bugging you for months to get a pet. Whether it’s a dog, cat, rodent, goldfish or parakeets, you’ve finally given in to the temptation. Here are 7 good reasons, or excuses, to adopt your four-legged, feathered, furry or scaly companion.
1- To bring joy to the daily life of the household
Taking care of a pet gives everyone in your family a real source of happiness and life-enhancement. Children love to play with their favorite playmate and learn a lot about their species from them.
2- Empower the whole family, from the youngest to the oldest
Taking care of a pet is a big responsibility. It is an integral part of your family and deserves all your attention and affection. The little ones will enjoy feeding and taking care of them every day. The older ones will be able to walk them and groom them without forgetting the hygiene of their environment. This is a great way to give your child a real commitment to stick with it.
3- Gain a unique confidant
After a hard day at work or school, you can count on your faithful companion to comfort you. Your worries will magically melt away, your outdoor escapades will do you the world of good in his company, and most importantly, he’ll listen to your grief without cutting you off. As the old saying goes, “all they need is the word”!
4- Have confidence in yourself
Sharing your life with an animal helps build your confidence and self-esteem. Indeed, you raise it as your own child, you get deeply attached to it, and in the end, you create an eternal and sincere bond with it. Your toddler will grow up to be more self-reliant and trusting of those around him. Plus, he’s a great teacher of patience.
5- Stay active
Adopting a pet requires daily care and activity: if you have a dog, it’s clear that your child will spend a lot more time outside doing physical activities and playing. Not to mention the countless daily walks that are essential to their well-being. It’s also a great opportunity to spend time with parents and siblings.
6- Overcome his shyness
Your pet will certainly become your best friend and will help your children expand their friendships. Reaching out to others is essential to creating a virtuous and fulfilling friendship circle. If your little one is introverted, he will gradually come out of his shell, as his companion will positively transform his behavior. By dint of giving him hugs and doing the daily chores, he will educate him and evolve himself. Don’t be surprised if these two become inseparable.
7- Share unforgettable moments
Raising a pet comes at a cost. Of course, you’ll have to factor that in, especially to cover veterinary expenses. There are pet health insurance policies available to help cushion sudden expensive expenses. However, one thing is for sure, your pet will show immeasurable gratitude.
There will be a lot of laughter, surprises, a little sadness, but above all, pure happiness. Go on vacation with him, play the nomad, and explore the world with an attentive and amusing travel companion. You will find it easier to travel with him, and you will have everything you need for your comfort, whether you want to play sports with him or go for a ride in your car or on your bike.
What personal enrichment! Entertainment, games and cuddles will be on the agenda for a full life. Your pet will be the talk of the town and you’ll be spending quality time with each other. So, which pet are you ready to adopt?