How could you not love coming home to those smiling faces?
I don't know how people live without dogs. I find it very unsettling not having a constant companion laying at my feet, or nudging my hands or even barking to go outside. When I have been to other people's houses who have no pets, I always feel like something is missing and there is an emptiness in my heart. I almost don't know how to act without an animal near me. I can complain about the dogs all I want, but in all honesty I would be lost without them by my side, or climbing in my lap or jumping up with the thrill that I am home. How do people live with that void of love? Their homes seem so bare and hollow compared to the constant bustle of love I have through my home. I can almost become disconnected without having that furry touch to rely on.
I realize sometimes I take that my dogs for granted, I have been surrounded by animals all my life and it is easy to get frustrated with them or feel I need a break from them, but I'm always so grateful when they are there waiting for me. I have found over and over despite our troubles I don't know how I would survive without them. They are a constant reality check and they keep me going when I am down, just as much as they are there for me when I need them. I do not see how people function without having all that extra love around. How they live without that comforting touch just at the right time. Not knowing that level of understanding that comes from those extra sensory cells or just being there when you need to feel life and love. It is something beyond my comprehension. I can not fathom my life without animals. I mean at one point in my life I had a hamster because I could only have small pets where I lived. I would have felt lost otherwise.
What do people do without animals? I find it very sad and troublesome that more aren't able to truly experience the love of having an animal. Of having that wonderful relationship of such value and trust. I have let my dogs down many times, but they still lick my face and share their unconditional love with me every day. Not to mention how much my animals have taught me about being human and a loving being. My dogs challenge me every day to be a better person as I learn the true meaning of unconditional love and every day I am surprised by what that really means.
And I ask the question again, How do they do it? How do people live without animals in their lives? If you are new to having a pet, how has having an animal changed your life? Have you ever went through a period when you didn't have an animal? What was that like for you? What about those of you that have always had animals like me, can you envision your world without them?