Friday, July 8, 2011

Why Some People Have More Than One Pet


Most pets are home to stay. Rarely do you hear of pets being replaced. Rather, once a person has a dog, cat or bird that they love, they tend to get another… and another. Why?

Is this about pets or people? Is there an emotional reason that an individual or a couple starts with one pet and ends up with many more?

When I have raised these questions with pet owners and pet professionals, the reasons given are as complex as the people and pets involved. Overall, however, they reflect the reciprocal mix of needs, emotions and love inherent in the unique exchange that people and pets share.

1 comment:

  1. Hmm. I have three cats at home and I'm a widow. These cats are the only reason why I smile every time I go home. I've been alone for quite a while. They really keep me company and make my day happy.