Friday, January 7, 2011
This may sound silly, especially to people who don't understand the point of animals, but I love my cat. She really is part of the family. I truly believe that God intended for people and animals to share their lives, and it's always interesting to me to talk to people who really don't like (or understand the need for) pets. Yes, one day my pets will pass away. Yes, my pets use the restroom and I have to clean it up. Yes, I have to feed my pets every day. But, what my pets have given me in return is often times more then most humans. If you want to understand the definition of unconditional love, and by that I mean love that expects NOTHING in return, and love that will continue even if discourse occurs - love that regardless of what happens is deep and pure, then look no further then the devotion and care an animal gives its human. It's as if God wanted us to get a small glimpse of what He feels for us.
I've had animals in my home my entire life. The only time I haven't is when my husband and I were first living together and he had somehow been convinced he was allergic to all animals with hair. When we adopted our first dog, Casey, it was neat to see how that affected my husband and the bond they shared. And it was a heartbreaking day when we had to say goodbye to her. Now I see my kids interacting with the four legged creatures in our home and it brings such joy. So yeah, I love my cat (and my dogs and Amber's cat).