It has been quiet around my blog for weeks, as I haven’t got the time to write a piece with events and other stuff going on. My birthday happened, and so did some complications with my medication. I felt too tired to even open my blog and get concentrated on posting, but I’m glad the storm is over and I finally have some energy to get things done.
When your health is at a low it’s crucial to have people around who help and support you through your process. As I am going through such a process right now, I feel the need more than ever to have company around. Someone to talk to, to cuddle with and to spend your time with. But ‘healthy’ people do have jobs and other obligations to fulfill, so your mostly left alone in your bed or on the couch.
Lucky for the few of those who have pets, the little (or big) creatures who waddle around in your house and keep you company. I do believe that no matter the size or the kind of pet you have, whether it’s a large-sized dog or a little bunny, ALL animals do feel pain/sadness of another being.
When I feel pain, I can see a big difference in the behavior of my dog and cat. They get much more silent and affectionate. It’s like they actually know you feel miserable, and they try to cheer you up. Also, there is nothing better than a good snuggle with your favorite baby.
It’s also scientifically proven that pets help improve your health. For instance, when you’re having a panic attack, the purring of a cat can help your heart-rate ease down and eventually calm you down. If you have a pet, you are less likely to have a clinical depression. There are numerous health benefits of owning a pet. These range from improved cardiovascular health to a reduced risk of asthma in children exposed to pet allergens, and better overall physical and psychological wellbeing.
In one study, stockbrokers with high blood pressure who adopted a cat or dog had lower blood pressure readings in stressful situations than did people without pets.
So we can only conclude that pets are good for body ànd soul. What would we do without our fur babies ? Most likely, we’d be very, very lonely.