7 TRUTHS ABOUT PET LOVERS
January 09, 2019
Wondering why you've been noticing pet-related posts and info on Date Night Ideas? Simple - we have found that a large portion of our readership are passionate pet guardians (just as we are!). As the proud owner of We Love Pets SA
, we also have first-hand experience of sharing our lives with our partners as well as a troupe of fury friends.
We bring them along on outings and holidays, and there are many of our readers who like to do the same with their pets. As such, the Date Night Ideas team likes to share insider knowledge on pet-friendly accommodation venues, holiday destinations and more. Owning a pet is truly life changing. And for all of those pet lovers out there, we know that you can truly resonate with the below seven truths.
TRUTH #1: "PET HIGH"
Pet owners are generally more confident resulting in higher self-esteem. Pets love unconditionally, greet joyfully, and fulfill the need of acceptance, creating a “pet high”, which as a pet owner, you know that feeling can’t be beat.
TRUTH #2: MORE POSITIVE OUTLOOK ON LIFE
When thinking about your pets, you can’t help but smile and think of all the ways in which they have brought joy into your life. Even when times are tough, the hour-long cuddle and play sessions brighten your day. In fact when thinking about your pet, thoughts of negatively slip away and positivity radiates throughout your body.
TRUTH #3" LONELY NO MORE
Pets also provide us with feelings of belonging and give us a meaningful existence. The responsibility and sacrifice required of pet ownership is worth it all when we see and feel the unconditional, nonjudgmental comfort they provide.
TRUTH #4: OPEN TOWARDS LIFE AND RELATIONSHIPS
The “pet high” that our pets show us makes being vulnerable not quite as scary. For we know that no matter what happens, there is a living thing reliant upon us. Through pets’ caring nature and affection, the true dependence pets show us provides hope that opening up is truly worth the risk every time.
TRUTH #5: BELIEF IN SOUL MATES
Through random kisses to lap-sitting to that look of awe in their eyes, the unconditional love pets provide gives a new meaning to the word soul mate. For pet lovers and enthusiasts, our pets are one of our soul mates. By them “just knowing” when we need some extra attention confirms that your souls speak to each other. It is this notion that our pets make us more open and respective to this idea of soul mates.
TRUTH #6: IN TOUCH WITH EMOTIONS
By emotions, that doesn’t imply hysterical crying or constant mood swings. Pets give our lives a deeper meaning by allowing us to get in touch with softer, more intimate emotions. We, as pet owners, are typically more enthusiastic and able to openly express our thoughts and feelings not only to our pets but to others as well.
TRUTH #7: PETS COME FIRST
Our pets are our children. From constantly talking about them to saving thousands of pet pictures to treating them as babies, the relationship between us and our pets is very similar to that of a parent to child.
“No matter what has happened. No matter what you’ve done. No matter what you will do. I will always love you.
I swear it.”
––Defiance by C.J. Redwine
“I wanted to tell you that wherever I am, whatever happens, I’ll always think of you, and the time we spent
together, as my happiest time. I’d do it all over again, if I had the choice. No regrets.”
––Boundless by Cynthia Hand
“And in her smile I see something more beautiful than the stars.”
––Across the Universe by Beth Revis
“It’s one thing to fall in love. It’s another to feel someone else fall in love with you, and to feel a
responsibility toward that love.”
––Every Day by David Levithan
“I love you the way a drowning man loves air. And it would destroy me to have you just a little.”
––The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
“I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things.
I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable,
and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and
I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”
––The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
“I never loved you any more than I do, right this second. And I’ll never love you any less than I do,
right this second.”
––Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
“Sometimes I can’t see myself when I’m with you. I can only just see you.”
––Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
“I am catastrophically in love with you.”
––Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
“I knew the second I met you that there was something about you I needed. Turns out it wasn’t
something about you at all. It was just you.”
––Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire