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Pets are hilarious. From their cute little expressions to their mannerisms, pets can make us laugh and lift our spirits almost instantly. The amount of dog and cat videos available on the internet is astounding, and for good reason! Sites like TheDodo.com have found ways to capture the silliness of animals in a way that makes us feel good!
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Even though they can’t talk, they know what we’re feeling. Animals are intuitive little creatures. Most pets are in tune with their owner’s emotions and will provide comfort when they know something is wrong. When you get excited, they get excited! And when you’re feeling sad, they’ll be right by your side.
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They can help increase productivity. When you’re feeling relaxed and less stressed, it’s easier to think creatively and complete projects. Plus, you can give yourself the breaks you wouldn’t normally take to spend a little outdoor time or snuggling.
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They help us expand our horizons. You’re more likely to go explore that new hiking spot with your dog than by yourself. Having a pet can “force” you to do things you wouldn’t normally do.
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They really are our best friends. Maybe it’s the fact that they don’t leave the toilet seat up, or that they’ll never talk your ear off, but an animal best friend has some distinct differences from your normal human bestie.
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Owning a pet is a great way to teach your children about responsibility early on. Taking care of an animal is a big deal, and giving your kids the opportunity to feed it, take it on walks, and help clean up after it can set them up for a lifetime of responsible care taking. Depending on how old your child is, you can give them different levels of responsibility and teach them the importance of caring for this additional life.
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Pets take care of us. It may seem strange, but animals are actually great caretakers. They are very protective of their humans, and most pets are extremely gentle with kids.