The Truth About Pets is Our Love for them Goes Beyond Friendship with a Unique Bond.
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My Cats Mean the World to Me
I have had a cat as a pet since I moved into my first apartment when I was 20 years old. (If you do the math – that’s 27 years!) My mom would never let me have a cat because she was afraid of them. I always wanted one. My first kitten was adopted at a local pet adoption day at a pet store. His name was Quartz and he was the sweetest Russian Blue cat ever!
I enjoyed taking care of my cat, Quartz, and he gave me more love than I could ever give him. He used to lick my arm when he would snuggle up to me. I didn’t think that was unusual, dogs do that all the time. But I was told by a friend that cats only do that if they really like you. That was one way he showed me love. Little scratchy kitty kisses. Over the years, I have had many more cats. They show me they love me in countless ways and I can’t imagine a life without having a wonderful furry pet to love.
Why We Love Our Pets
I asked my friends what they love most about their pets and I got so many wonderful responses, I want to share them with you:
The best thing about having pets is…They teach me how to be happy about being. ~Lee
The best reason to have a dog is...A dog is ALWAYS happy to see you whether you are gone for one minute or one month. They love unconditionally. They don’t care what you look like EVER. ~Ronda
Keegan learning how to crawl – who does he go to? Patient, loving, little “Honey”
The best thing about having a pet is…My dog, Maddie, is my best friend. ~Shaun
I just love being greeted at the door with such enthusiasm! ~Sue
I love having a pet because…When I am feeling down or sick, my dog, Banjo, tries to make me feel better. He does everything he can to make me feel loved. He licks me to death, wants me to hold him, and lays beside me to make me feel better. ~Charles
I love having dogs because they are loyal to a fault, they love to play and snuggle, they re trustworthy and they will love you until the end of their days if you treat them well…and sadly even if you don’t.
Cats are the epitome of indifference and then my cat, Puzzle, comes along and she is funny, and playful, snuggly and fun. I think pets are important. They are like our children. They depend on us to take care of them and in return they give us all the love we can handle. ~Valyrie
Having a cat AND dog is great because... When our cat yacks for whatever reason our dog eats it right up…because it tastes like cat food. Sounds gross, but not having to wipe up cat yack for 10 years, you start to appreciate it. Haha! Cats you can leave at home, while on a short 2-3 day staycation. A dog you can’t leave in the house for > than 8 hours. Dogs are forever happy and loyal, Cats are loyal until they don’t need anything from you anymore. Cats clean themselves, Dogs need baths, Dogs make you active, Cats cuddle. ~Erwin
My dog gives me…Therapy. Companionship. ~Nani
My dogs give me…Unconditional love…and the meaning of the same when things are tough with two legged people in our lives! ~Kerry
I love having pets because…They are never in a bad mood, always happy to see you, they are great protectors and love to cuddle. ~Sharon
My pets give me…Unconditional love, comfort, curling up next to me, they don’t talk back or reveal things told in confidence. ~Cheryl P.
I love having pets because…When you come home and see the dog’s tail wag that is actually a full body wag! The cat’s warm body curled up on your chest, purring. ~Laura
I love having pets because…They are like our children. For some people a cat or dog becomes their child. We love our animals and bond with them. ~Tina
The best reason to have a dog is…unconditional love and companionship. Security! No one comes near our home without the bark alarm going off. Clean kitchen floor. Anything falls, it gets eaten. Comic relief. ~Marissa
My dogs give me…Unconditional love and devotion! ~Cheryl L.
How I Show Love for My Pets
Taking care of your pets is as important as taking care of yourself. In fact, taking care of your pets IS taking care of yourself. It is good for you. So make it a double spa day. Drop Fido off at the groomer’s and go for a massage. You will both feel wonderful!
I honestly feel the best thing I can do for my pets is feed them well. I try to give them healthy food that is good for their digestion. Since my cats are indoor pets, I make sure they are getting all the nutrients that they require. I also give them lots of water. It took a long time to find a food brand that all three of my cats enjoyed, and then narrowing it down to flavors they all like was even harder. Here is one that they love…Purina Beyond.
Purina Beyond Dog and Cat Food contains natural ingredients that are good for your pets.
It’s not simply a matter of natural ingredients. It’s the expert formulation of those ingredients and the knowledge they’ve been sourced from trusted suppliers that ensure you’re feeding your pet a meal that is both naturally and nutritionally complete. From sourcing to quality and safety to exceeding industry standards, Beyond is committed to your pet’s overall health and well-being.
Superfoods for Our Pets
Superfoods are not just for people. Studies have shown that the nutrients in superfoods like pumpkin and cranberry are good for our pet’s digestion and overall health. We care about our own health enough to include these foods in our diet, we should be doing the same for our beloved companion animals.
Here are two new products to try that I think your dog will love:
BEYOND® SUPERFOOD BLEND Salmon, Egg & Pumpkin Recipe Dry Dog Food
BEYOND® SUPERFOOD BLEND Barley, Egg, Sweet Potato & Cranberry Recipe Dry Dog Food
Purina Beyond has dry food, wet food, snacks and a new puree that dogs and cats love.
- Real meat, fish or poultry is the #1 ingredient in the dry and pate
- No poultry by-product meal
- No added artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
Click on the image below to learn more about Purina Beyond dog and cat food and find out about the sweepstakes where 20 winners will receive a year of Beyond dog (or cat) food.
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Thank You For Reading
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