By: | | Dogs, Cats

Have you ever stopped to think about all the reasons you are thankful for your pets? Hmmmm….if not, maybe it’s about time you start. We’re here to help with that! Here are 10 reasons you should be thankful for your pets.

1. Your pet is always thankful for you

Pets are always happy to see us and are thankful for their pet owners. Pets show us how to be a little more thankful every day in our lives and to show the people we care about that we appreciate them

2. Free alarm system

Alarm systems generally tend to be expensive but having a dog can save you all that. Dogs will always let you know when someone is outside, when the mail arrived…and of course if a leaf is simply blowing by.

3. Reasons to get out of bed

No matter the fact that you are not a morning person or that sometimes it’s simply a chore trying to get up early in the morning, your pet is a great morning boost with their kisses, smiling face, and wagging tail.

4. Helping paws

Pets, such as trained dogs, are helping people all around the world in various capacities such as search and rescue, acting as guide dogs, for seizure alert, and as therapy animals and emotional support companions. Millions of people around the world are grateful for the gifts these pets have to offer.

5. Your pet makes you laugh

Pets have an incredible knack for getting into incredible antics that have you in fits of laughter. A happy pet can brighten up your darkest day, and they are a comfort when you are in need of a cuddle and a pick-me-up.

6. Your pet is a great listener

It doesn’t matter how many times you have told the same story or cracked that same old joke, your pet is always ready to listen and is completely enthralled with every detail. Or, at least they appear to do so, quite convincingly.

7. Your pet keeps all your secrets

Sometimes we just need to unload all of our concerns, troubles, and insecurities without the fear that it could be used against you in the future. Pets make the best secret keepers, as they can tell no soul, and you know that your deepest and darkest secrets are forever safe.

8. Your pet loves your taste in movies

It doesn’t matter whether it’s a romantic comedy or an action film, your pet loves it all and there’s never a debate on which movie to watch. Your pet is happy to simply snuggle up and watch it with you, no matter what you choose.

9. Your pet loves your cooking

Your pet appreciates your cooking, whether you’re a gourmet chef or a novice in the kitchen. They’re always happy to share your food and is thankful for every meal you offer him or her without any judgment!

10. Your keeps you healthy

From daily walks with your dog to the healing power of cat purrs, owning a pet has a positive impact on your physical and mental health.

We’ve got you thinking now, don’t we? Well, what can you add to this list? Why are you thankful for your pet? Tell us!