Our PetsSince time immemorial, a lot of respect has been accorded to the animal-human bond. Many cultures and people have regarded animals as essential to human survival, health and sense of being. The term pet is derived form the french word "petit" which means "small" or "little". It is used as the affectionate term for animals that have been domesticated or tamed as companions and are cared for affectionately. However professionally they are referred to as "companion animals". Most people who own pets regard them as friends and or family members. Among the vast majority of pets in the world dogs and cats are the most common and most preferred. In this article we are going to look at how and why pets are important to humans.
What Would Our Lives Be Without Pets?
To quote Rogers Karas’ words, “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole”.
The human-animal bond that we share with our animal companions shapes our character and well-being as humans. Without pets the bond would not exist and we would miss an essential bridge between our human world and the animal world. The unconditional love, the affection, the endless loyalty would not exist, thus creating a gaping void in the human essence.
That is to say the human-animal bond makes us whole.