Let Me Ask You a Question – 4/19/18


Let me ask you a question:

Why do humans domesticate animals?  Why do we need pets?

23 thoughts on “Let Me Ask You a Question – 4/19/18

  1. Not sure, actually. But, once you have one, it’s unlikely you won’t have another. They become part of the family, give unconditional love, give companionship, they’re fun, they’re funny. Maybe I just answered the question after all. 😃

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  2. Many see pets as offering an unconditional love they find difficult or lacking in other humans. Also, they can be substitute children, especially considering that we seem to find baby animals irresistible in their cuteness. And, parents often get pets for children to help them learn responsibility and to care for them, and by extension other people.

    Its complicated.

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    • Losing a pet is so difficult. Bentley is now 4. If he lives to the ripe old age of 15 that means we will only have him for another 11 or so. It will kill us to lose that little dog. He is our whole world.


  3. There is no definitive answer. To me, I often feel that the animals are domesticating us. We feel guilty leaving them home all day and spend as much time with them as we can. For example, I was across the street at the dog park 3 times today letting Miley run around as I felt bad she was stuck in for 3 days with rain.

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