Cats and dogs have been the favoured house pets for centuries and shower us with much affection. A home is not a home without a pet- welcoming when we arrive back from a day’s work or outing. The look of love and happiness in their eyes together with a tail wagging like a whirlwind on your arrival melts the hardest of hearts.
Cats are a little more independent in their ways than dogs are but are still always at the door to greet and make you feel at home as they brush up against your legs… and nearly trip you in their eagerness. Of course, they are only being clever as they want to be fed. This is just in case you have forgotten which is impossible!
Nothing keeps you better entertained than a playful kitten as it gets up to all sorts of antics. Chasing a ball or a piece of string is all part of the fun. Rushing from one corner to the next is usually followed by collapsing on a cushion or your favourite chair. Naturally, you willingly instantly give it up for your bundle of purring fur.
At night time it does the honour of escorting you to bed and often as not joins you either in or on it. Would you have it any other way? To top it all, just as you are about to fall asleep it decides the time has come to go out and become a night owl. Up you get to open a door or window with this followed by a your lying awake waiting for it to return.
Then, there is the choice of which pet food to consider for feeding. All domestic animals have a favourite dish which they gobble with relish. Maybe it is boiled chicken or else fresh or canned fish. The facial expression waiting for the desired choice can prove most interesting to see. They tend to sit and look up at the fridge door expectantly quite aware that this is where their meal usually comes from.
People under the impression that the animal kingdom is not clever are so wrong. The same goes for those who do not like pets they do not know what they are missing. Animals can become your best friends, sometimes your only pals. They keep you young and on the go. Even, if the pet is a bird in a cage, they become a special creature that needs love and looking after. You do realize don’t you that your pets do rule your home and it is not the other way round.