If we pay close attention to their pets, they’ll realize that we can learn just as much from them as they can from us, if not more. Our pets can teach us so much if we are willing to pay attention to the lessons. Some of the lessons can be invaluable and can be applied to almost every area of life.
There’s Nothing Wrong With Looking A Little Silly
Chances are you’ve seen animals rolled over in strange positions, sleeping on top of televisions or making ridiculous faces; there are quite a few instances where they look absolutely silly. Many adults, more often then need be, tend to be too reserved and careful about how they appear to others. I don’t recommend sleeping on top of a television, but it’s important that we keep in mind that sometimes, in the right setting, being silly is much more fun than being proper. Later in life, chances are we’re going to look back on and talk about the moments where we were the most ridiculous, not when we were the most proper.
Only Show Anger When Necessary
Many pets have a very high tolerance level and will only show anger when they’ve reached their point where they give you a warning to back off. There are some people that seem to release their anger whenever the slightest thing goes wrong. If people work harder to only get angry when it is really called for, they could be much happier and in turn, help others to be more happy as well.
Work Hard, Play Hard
The majority of pets will play with their toys with total exuberance; they can tug at that rope toy like it’s the most important thing in the world. For dogs that have jobs, such as seeing eye dogs, they take their jobs very seriously. When adults play, they should thoroughly enjoy themselves and do what they really love. For jobs, putting everything into it can have much better results then constantly complaining about it. A balance between the two is vital.
When you are good to your pet, chances are he is good back to you. They’ll protect you, stay near you when you’re upset and show affection when you need it. For those that are good to you in life, make an extra effort to be there for them and show your loyalty.
Relaxation is Wonderful
We have errands, loved ones, jobs, bills and most likely, very little free time. That free time typically involves doing things that really doesn’t count as doing nothing. At the end of the day, and sometimes during the day, your pet curls up and does such a good job at relaxing you may almost be jealous. Take some time for yourself each day to relax and do nothing, even if it is fifteen minutes of uninterrupted time staring at the wall.
Many pets cuddle up to people, lick faces, nuzzle and do various other things to show affection. Some people are so worried about showing affection that they simply don’t and, in some cases, miss out on moments or opportunities. Take chances when it comes to showing others affection as you never know when they will reciprocate. It’s also a way to make other people feel special and cared for.
When we take in our pets, we do so with the expectation that we can teach them a lot. There are quite a few owners who take in their first pet with the mentality that they’re doing so much for their pet by bringing them into the home, but after some time passes, probably realizes that they were the ones who got the extraordinary end of the deal.