I guess the easier question to answer would be, “why not be a pet owner’, am I right?
We each have our own reason, our own circumstance, that brings about the beginning of something new…something that changes you forever.
If I had to choose a reason of my own I would begin by sharing that my reason has evolved with me over the years.
In the beginning I simply wanted to have the experience of companionship. Not knowing what would come of such an adventure, life had a way of presenting me with exactly what I had been asking for.
My parents separated when I was young, and as my dad and his rules left they were quickly replaced with our first dog and all the great times that come along with that. With Mom running the show solo, we began to learn life through the lens of her experiences.
My mother taught me many things, and still does, but one lesson that has always been at the forefront of my mind is the importance that she placed on kindness to animals. The kind of importance that makes you want to fight for what you believe in, and/or fight for those who cannot do so for themselves.
Now years later, what started off as a pursuit for companionship has evolved into somewhat of a personal statement/ mantra. Bridging the experiences from pre-pubescence to now in an ever-evolving understanding that humanity must place importance in animals; fellow inhabitants of this world.
So again, why be a pet owner?:
(Hamish and his happy face 2017.)
We have a moral obligation to provide a safe place for something other than ourselves; especially when we are the cause for the lack of control around specific populations.
The beginnings of companionship are just a small bonus of the grand design.
Selflessness is one of the greatest lessons that can be learned from caring for another.
We have it within us to be the best possible advocates for animal kind.
Each life you save and care for has the potential to be one of the best adventures of your life.
Being a Pet Owner means putting something before yourself, always.
Their wellbeing is essential to the state of yours.
Their happiness somehow becomes inherently yours.
You’ve begun this amazing journey of discovery wherein the wealth will be measured by the years spent and memories made, together.Tweet