mom named her Bella, and she was part of our family until March of this year when we had to put her down. Until you actually experience the loss of a pet, I don't think most people understand what important companions animals can be. You can't get in fights with them, and they supply unconditional love. Even after horrible days at school or fights with my parents, Bella would still come into my room and cuddle when
I needed her to.
In my opinion, the first place you should look for a pet is the humane
Society. Not only are they cheaper than animals from a breeder, but you get a
chance to give a lost animal a home. Always spay or neuter your pets;
countless kittens and puppies are born and donét have homes to go to.
However, older animals have an even harder time finding a place to live.
Most people want a young animal, but adopting older pets can be just as
When I was four, we got a cat. She was my pride and joy, and even though I had to wake up and take care of her, she was my best friend. She had this way of knowing how I was feeling, and if I was sad she would always comfort me. I took care of her and she took care of me. Because of her I realized how important it is to take responsibility for your pet, because if you do the rewards are great. It's so important to pick the right pet, too. I had two HUGE dogs and even though i took full responsibilty and did everthing a good owner should do, there just wasn't enough room for either one of them, and my little sister was scared to death of them. It really hurt to give them up, but in the end it was for the best. The mistake I made was not thinking about the dogs' comfort and just focusing on what I should do to train them. Training isn't everything; pets have needs just like people, and sometimes no matter what, we just can't meet all of those needs.