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Would you like to live a happy and productive life? Then get pets! I must admit it is hard to believe that domesticated animals can promote mental and physical health, but many studies have shown that they can. On the other hand, you must find a pet that is compatible with you or with your life style.
Maintaining good mental health is crucial for living a "normal" life. Many psychiatrists have found that patients with anger management problems can be calmer with a pet around the house. Sometimes, just the feel of a pet in the house can do wonders on the nerves and eliminate certain aggravation.
I have found that having multiple pets around can be difficult, but with the hard work comes satisfaction and happiness. Personally, I own two turtles, one dog and one fish; my two turtles are in one tank, so they have company! In my fish tank, there is a predatory fish, which would endanger any other fish if I put more in the tank. Separating animals that could do harm to each other is a good method for ensuring their safety. In addition, you must remember to spend an equal amount of time with your pets… even your fish, so one pet does not get jealous of the other.
Many give their beloved companions names such as people Stanley, Buddy, and Mikey. By giving pets human names people feel more connected and comfortable around their animal friends. My dog’s name is Bishop, my two turtles names are Squirmy and Mojo and my fish’s name is Mr. Fish. My roommate named the dog and I named the fish because of the way they are Mojo because he’s the bigger one and Squirmy because he can never stay still longer than a few seconds. I named my fish Mr. Fish because I couldn’t really think of a good name for him. People some times are extremely attached to their pets; many cater to their every whim. Some people even bring their dogs and cats to pet manicurists and stylists to pamper their pets.
This "obsession" with their pets can lead to deep seeded pain and anguish when a pet passes on. I can defenatly agree with that even if its not death and it’s a disappearance of an animal.
Like the second day I had my turtles one escaped around 3 am in the morning and I was looking very hard for my turtle thinking of only the horrible things that could have happened to him like the dog eating him or my roommate accidentally stepping on him. It took me a couple of hours but I eventually found my turtle and it was a terrible feeling just looking for him unsure of what had happened to him. Unfortunately the reality of a pet dying is all too genuine with today's high ways and increasingly busy streets can spell certain doom for our four legged chums.
Animals help their owners every day to live their lives a bit easier. I also agree that animals As well as providing, relieve from they give an unsurpassed amount of enjoyment and love. Many people say that animals can not love or truly understand our feelings just because they are not classified as humans and do not express themselves in ways that we can not comprehend. Unfortunately people over look the fact that humans are animals like any other but that have been blessed with an understandable means of communication .I hope if you are a disbeliever in the factual intelligence of animals that this essay changed your perspective. In addition, remember that people are animals too!