As a former pet owner, I cherish the bond that can be formed between an animal and its owner. For most of my childhood and early adult years, I almost always had a cat or dog as a companion. Although we didn’t speak the same language, there certainly was a connection between owner and pet. Whether I was upset or excited, my pets always could sense the mood and respond in kind.
I’ve been thinking about this bond more over the past few days, as my parents had to euthanize their dog. The cancer which he had been battling for a year and a half had taken its toll, and it was time to ease his suffering. When I talked to them that night, neither cried but there certainly was emotion in their voices. He was family, of course it would be painful for them.
While there are some who don’t understand the relationship between people and their pets, I feel fortunate to have experienced the loyalty of a dog and the comfort of a cat. When a cat snuggles into your lap while you cry or a dog greets you at the door with a wagging tail, it is heart-warming.
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