Sun. Sep 15th, 2019

22 thoughts on “Pets & Mental Health #AtoZChallenge

  1. Beautiful episode on pets linking with mental health. Completely agree with you. I have 6birds at home. Two Indian ring neck parrots and four love birds. The chirping sound keeps me engaged. Although sometimes I sigh and complain for the workload of cleaning the shit, at the end of the day, they are my 😍. I feel a sense of security when they sound. A blessing in disguise to have pets at home. Super post arjun

    1. That is true indeed. When my dogs come running at me in the morning or when I come home, I feel so energised and happy. They are constant energy boosters and supporters for ke

  2. Arjun,your pets wait for you . every time bell rings,they expect you.l have seen that expression many times but it’s always the same love and lots of love.

  3. I wish I could have a pet, they give you unconditional love. Living alone though, I dont think it would be fair to the poor thing 🙁

    1. I know that feeling Neha. I was afraid of the same thing initially. Luckily for me my parents loved them too and now take care of them. If you have long working hours it may get too lonely for the pet.

  4. Its nice to have science verify what we have felt all our lives. I love dogs, cats, squirrels – anything really and they live with us in a beautiful symbiotic relationship.

    1. It is even more interesting to read the evolutionary history of these domestications. Especially the dogs.

    1. It is interesting because people are more friendly to other people with dogs. Dogs are brilliant ice breakers and that makes people more friendly and accepting. this leads to more comfort with the psychiatrist.

  5. I had the luxurious company of a pet dog, few cows and a buffalo while growing up. They all made my childhood memorable. They loved me so much that I never bothered if I did not have friends to play with on certain days. Pets do make a lot of difference in life. The positivity and loyalty expressed by them is beyond words. I am sure the pet have a bigger role to play as the companion for the person fighting the mental challenges.

    1. They do indeed. The thing to remain cautious about is that the person doesn’t get too attached to the pets , causing him/her to lose social skills

      1. You are absolutely right Arjun. I was so attached to our pet dog that when it died of age, I could not come to terms to it. I was very young in those days and had given my parents a tough time, as I used to cry and grew irritated. Things came to normalcy when my uncle got a puppy some days later.

      2. The same happened with me and Kal when Coco died. Kal just became so inactive and I got very worried for him. We got him a new brother soon but he and I haven’t been the same since.

  6. I have been in the company of pet dogs very recently in life though not at my own house. I now know that they make a huge difference to our lives by being active and expressing themselves so well whether we are angry or not. Their unconditional love is the best thing that we can learn.

    1. Pets are an important part for the people who have them. If we are angry the love us, if we are sad or even if we are hopeless, they always love us

    1. True words Natasha. My Kal and Max are so dear for me. Every week I look forward to the day I get back to them. The euphoria they have when I visit is something no human could match.

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