We all agree that love is a powerful emotion. A force with a mind of its own that shows up on its terms, and often wears disguises. Sad love. Happy love. New love. Old love. True Love. Hopeful love. There are endless “loves” we cycle through.
And then there is animal love. A pure relationship—one with no words—built on a strong spiritual connection, allowing you to see soul to soul.
No games, no snide comments, no fighting over who is right. People and animals have clean communication, without the static and noise that can surround our human relationships.
From dating to divorce, our pets are witness to the major milestones in our lives, as well as the everyday minutia. They have seen us at our best, and at our worst—and they still love us, earning the well-deserved title of most trusted and loyal friend.
Next time you come home from a really crappy day and your pet immediately offers you a soft place to land, think about who else in your life does that for you with such enthusiasm, tolerance, and patience. Who else gives you the space to complain, whine, and dump your negative energy, all the while listening intently to your stories?
The love affair that is possible with a pet is something I wish everyone has an opportunity to experience at least once in his or her lifetime.
We all deserve that kind of love.
It is like nothing else in the world—