If you happen to have a pet of your own, then you would already be familiar with the kind of love and joy that comes with having a furry pet at home. You are usually at a loss for words when it comes to describing just how profound of an effect a pet can have on your life.
Pets make for a really great company. They’re always such loyal and joyous companions who would never stop loving you. Whenever you come home after a long day at work, they are always there just waiting for you to pet them. They’re going to be there for you to make you laugh even when you’re not in the mood to smile. They’ll be friends with everyone in your family – both young and old. They’re always going to be ready to offer you their unconditional love and they ask for nothing in return. We don’t deserve pets. But they are there for us anyway.
Whenever you are feeling down and lonely, a pet is always going to be there for you to comfort you. They can sense when you’re feeling blue and they will try to lift you up with their positive energy and their optimism. Pets remind you to be happy in life at all times even when you’re faced with constant adversity and challenges. Pets teach you to always look for things to be thankful for even when you feel like the whole world is on your shoulders. Pets always teach you to look at life and see all of the beauty that it has to offer.
That is why it’s very difficult for a lot of people to say goodbye to their beloved pets. Whenever you lose a pet, it is always a very painful experience. Sometimes, it can even create a certain emotional trauma within a person to the point that they won’t want to get pets ever again. It’s like saying goodbye to a best friend forever. You never feel like the time that you spent together was ever enough. You’re always going to wish that they could stay with you forever.
There are plenty of people out there who underestimate just how painful it can be to lose a dog, cat, turtle, hamster, fish, or whatever kind of pet you can think of. But actually, science has confirmed that there is legitimacy to the sadness and devastation that pet owners feel whenever they lose their best friends.
The Department of Psychology at the University of New Mexico carried out a study that decided to look into the lives and feelings of pet owners after the loss of their respective pets. The study found that all owners were in agreement about how intensely and deeply they had felt the pain that they were experiencing as a result of the loss.
A team of Hawaiian researchers also looked into the matter and found out that the pain that a human being feels after the loss of a pat can last just as long as the pain that one might feel after the loss of a loved one.
There are loads of people out there who agree that they can’t really compare the feelings of losing a pet and of losing a loved one. But studies have shown that the levels of devastation and sorrow between the two experiences can be quite similar in degree and immensity.