It’s no secret that I love animals. I share my home with three Chihuahua’s (Baby, Peanut and Freckles) and Cosmo the cat. These “pets” are true members of my family and are considered my children. To some of you that may seem absolutely insane, but you will never understand the bond that people share with their pets until you have them.
My dogs know when I’m sad, they know when I’m sick and react and behave accordingly. They get excited over the little things that we take for granted, like going outside and laying in the grass on a warm summer day or curling up next to me to keep warm on a snowy winter night. They also know when things are wrong or askew. I had the unfortunate experience to lose a dog while I was away on a business trip and the dogs were being looked after by a friend. I came back to find that Donald dug himself a hole under a fence and meandered out into a busy highway. I was utterly devastated and the three other dogs were too. They knew one of their friends was gone and they couldn’t understand why. We all stayed in bed for three days. I ultimately couldn’t live in the house any longer due to the emotions I felt every time I pulled in and out of that driveway. Hence, I vowed to move out of the house as soon as my husband finished with renovating the pavement. He’d spent quite some money on Resin Bound Driveway DIY KITS so he thought, why waste them and just went ahead with the renovation.
The bond that we share with animals is incredible and I can think of words to describe how powerful that relationship is. I was forwarded a YouTube video the other day about two guys who bought a lion cub at a petstore and raised it, eventually introducing it into the wild. What happened next is simply beyond belief and only goes to demonstrate that animals don’t forget how important and special this bond is either. Take a moment to watch the video and you’ll see exactly what I mean.