There are many life lessons our pets teach us. They love us unconditionally, are always happy to see us and always want to be by our side. Pets give us so much to be grateful for and give us a chance to step back and appreciate the little things in life.
As the holidays are coming up, we will be busy with the hustle and bustle. It’s important to take a moment to review ways our pets have added meaning to our lives, and have given us so much to be grateful for.
Here are four PAW-mazing life lessons our pets teach us.
Our Pets Teach Us Unconditional Love
Your pets accept you for who you are. You are their whole world! There is no one else in their world who they will look at the way they look at you. Pets do not have the ability to judge us. If you are angry or upset, all they want to do is make you feel better. Some dogs and cats are super cuddly, which is exactly what you need in those moments when you are not feeling your best. Your Aurora and Newmarket pets don’t care about how you dress every day or if you change your hair colour. They love you as you are! That will never change.
Your Aurora and Newmarket Pets Teach Us The Meaning Of True Companionship
Your pets do not have a social calendar like us humans do. We make plans to see our friends and family, but the only thing on your pets’ schedule, is spending time with you. Your pets will be your truest and most reliable companions. They will never lie to you, or make you feel bad. Your pets will always be loyal to you and protect you no matter what. Your pets can teach you to enjoy each day to the fullest and are always happy to be a part of it. They help us stay present at the moment, and not worry about what is going to happen tomorrow.
An Important Life Lesson Our Pets Teach Us Is Patience
When you have a new pet, patience is something you are going to need. If you have ever had to teach a new puppy basic obedience and manners, you know that this is something that will not happen overnight. Our pets teach us the importance of patience and slowing down. It is important to always take a step back and take things slowly. If you have obtained a new kitty, they will need some time to get used to their new surroundings. Don’t take it personally if they don’t warm up to you right away. Our pets take things at their own pace. Allow them to go through their natural processes and you will be the best of friends in no time!
Your Pets Teach You To Appreciate The Small Things
Dogs and cats are simple creatures. They are happy with the smallest things! 15 to 10 minutes of playtime each day will make your pets’ hearts sing. Some of our pets are happy just looking out the window watching people and cars go by. Some dogs love to cuddle up under a bunch of blankets and nap there for hours. We are so busy each day, that we don’t realize how the small things impact our own lives.
We hope that these four life lessons our pets teach us to help put things into perspective for you. Taking that time to be still and bond with your pets for a few minutes each day will make a huge difference in your everyday life.
At York Professional Pet Sitting, we are grateful for ALL our loyal clients and for every precious moment you’ve enabled us to spend with your cherished fur babies. We are so grateful to you! If you need help with your pets during this holiday season, don’t hesitate to contact us to book an appointment.
Morag is the owner and founder of York Regions most trusted premier in-home pet care and dog walking companies. In 2000 she saw a need for an alternative to kennels, catteries for family pets in the area and has always believed that pets are much happier and less stressed staying in their own familiar environment. Morag and her team are all certified in Pet 1st Aid and CPR, she also offers continuous training to her team members through online and hands on pet care and pet behaviour and care courses. Morag has earned her certificate in Professional Pet Sitting, Professional Dog Walking and Canine Attendant training. She has lived in the Newmarket/Aurora area since 1991 is a wife, a mother of 2 adult children and a grandmother of 2 delightful little balls of energy. She has also been owned by fish, birds, mice, rats, cats, dogs, gerbils and guinea pigs and is an advocate for all living creatures. In her spare time she likes to be involved in her community and events travelling, reading and cooking.