I can tell that you have a deep regard for me. Sometimes I wish I could tell you but then if I write it down it will mean so much more. From the first day I set my eyes on you , I knew you are the one . Tough times have been with us and left us standing. Soul mates is what the gift of time have made us. Communicating to you for me seems natural. I can bet a million bucks that if you do this for me we’ll be a match for life , Romeo and Juliet will envy us. All this, I am saying with love.
Emotionally stability is an envious trait that your pet may have in great measure than you. They are patient with you and will always take you back in when you come from work after leaving them alone during the day. The same however cannot be said of you. Treat your pet as you’d like it to treat you, that’s the golden rule. Believe it or not everybody loves watching Tom and Jerry especially your cat. It would be kind of you to suggest that your children play with them, if that’s not possible toys are just as good as any cure to loneliness. Winding up and having a good snooze is always welcome. If they can get their own little hide out to lie down they would be over the moon. Keep the fun coming.
They absolutely should have an independence from you. If someone were trying to make you live like them it would make you feel suffocated and control, your pet is likely to have the same feelings too. You can’t spoil them rotten because that’ just unfair considering your trying to lose weight yourself. The more in touch your pets are with the world the better their life gets. You should measure the number of treats you allow your pets. If it is possible when they learn a new skill and when they’ve been in their best behavior. Save them for special moments like when they’ve been spectacular at something or learnt something you taught them. Pets are family , definitely but they also individuals and their unique nature should be retained and not be substituted.