8:47 15 June 2010

Pets VS Fur Children

Pets come is all sizes, shapes, breeds, and of course their interpretation by us of what they are supposed to do.  On one end of the spectrum, pets serve as a working animal.   They herd sheep, cows, goats etc. and are used as a work force on the farm or ranch.  The generally sleep outside with the stock and stand guard while the owner is not around or is asleep.  They can include horses used for work on the farm or ranch, and are generally regarded as some kind of means to an end – helping out the human.

On the opposite end of the spectrum are those pet owners who consider their furbabies as member of the family.   Most fur children don’t know they are an animal – we regard them as “human”.  If you are reading my posts, I presume you have the latter and you don’t consider your furry friend a pet, but rather more of a child.   When you really come to think of it, they are actually nicer “people” than most of the 2-legged kind.  Did you ever have a best human friend that was ever so devoted?  Does you spouse or significant other follow you around to every room (including the bathroom), sleep up against your  back, lay at your feet, and never leave your side when you are sick?  Have you ever known someone so excited to greet you at the door when you come home, even if you were gone for just a few minutes? 

Pets don’t care what you wear, how you look, how you smell or what you watch on TV.  They are just happy to be in your company whether you are happy, sad or even grouchy.  Their undying devotion is unmatched.  They are also easier to raise.  They don’t ask for money, they don’t borrow the car, they don’t complain, and seldom “talk” back.  My 1250 lb furbaby was the joy of my life. (Pictured above)  He never knew he was a horse.  The bond we develop with these family members cannot be broken even by death.  I look forward to the day when I can ride him through the meadows of Heaven.  If you have a special fur child, and would like to make a personal tribute that will last for generations, laser-etched Absolute Black Granite Headstones make beautiful family memorials.

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