Why children love and need pets
Maddie (11 years) and Lexie (8 years) are cousins in different countries, but since the rolling lockdowns,they talk daily over the internet.
They can spend hours showing each other what they are doing every day, whether it is singing, dancing or aerobics, or playing games.
I received another blog which they co-wrote to share with you all. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did…..
Pets make us happy
“Me and my cousin Lexie have pets.
When we’re feeling down or sad we go and give them cuddles.
We feel like pets make you have a special feeling inside.
When you touch their soft fur it makes you feel warm and fuzzy and it makes you happy.
Yes, pets may make sounds and poop, but those things don’t matter to you when you are sad.
The only thing that matters is you and your pet.
You may have heard of the saying “a dog is a man’s best friend “
This means that a dog can be just as loyal, kind and loving as a human friend can be.
Not just dogs, but any pet can make you feel happy.
So consider this, if you ever feel sad or just need a friend, a pet is just as good as your human best friend.”
Thank you Maddie and Lexie for writing this blog in your school holidays!
I especially love that you recognise that pets make sounds and poop! Just like humans right?
Reduce stress and anxiety, and depression
There are many ways that pets, especially dogs and cats, can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, and ease loneliness in people.
They also encourage us to exercise and enjoy being playful, and can even improve our cardiovascular health.
Caring for an animal can also help children grow up more secure and active. Pets become part of the family and are especially important as you age.
Having a pet later in life can bring a sense of purpose and joy. Read more here
This is important, particularly for older adults whose children have left home and have retired – with less to do, life can have less meaning. Taking care of a pet helps with this.
“Pets teach children love, respect, kindness and compassion”
©2021 gentlelifehacks.com|e-propertymatters.com| Author| Maddie (Aged 11)and Lexie (Aged 8)