Today's post is brought to you by Dogsaholic.com. An article seen there inspired me to write about this topic. Who loves a dog? Who loves a cat?
Number one, I do. I love most animals. I know, people say, "I love all animals," but if you press them, they have to admit there are one or two kinds of animals they don't love. I don't love spiders. Are spiders animals? I don't know. Some people think so. What about slugs? What about bats? What about dragons? It's my assertion that you can't love all animals. Admit that there are a few species you're worried about.
It's primarily why I keep my focus on dogs and cats. Occasionally I wander and talk about other pets - lizards can be fun; birds definitely; and ferrets, guinea pigs, rodents... you get the drift.
The idea of love is a strange one. No one understands it. As an emotion, it's high up there on the "must have" scale. All humans need love and attention. If deprived of such as a baby or small child, highly detrimental results occur. Let's not get into how kids grow and learn to be adults, if neglected or abused.
Let's just say that love - that eternal emotion which connects all human beings - is a necessary ingredient to happiness. It binds us. To each other. Human or pet.
So, do dogs love? Us? Each other? Other animals?
Do cats love? Us? Each other? Other animals?