and animals have lived together for many centuries. The ancient Egyptians used
to have cats and dogs in their homes. There was even a god with a cat head. In
the beginning dogs were used for hunting. Human beings took advantage of dog's
natural instinct to live in groups, the pack instinct, and giving the dog a
special training it was, and it still is a valuable hunting helper. Police use
specially trained dogs to search for drugs. Other dogs are the "eyes"
of blind people. Other animals that live with humans are horses, cows, many
birds, and even fish. Today animals are not so important for hunting or as
shepherds controlling sheep and cattle herds, something dogs do with great
people like pets, which means animals that live in people's houses. Many
solitaire people have dogs as companions and if a person treats well a dog it
will be faithful forever. It's said that "a dog is the man's best
friend" . That's really truth because if a dog likes you it doesn't matter
for it if you are rich, poor, beautiful, ugly, intelligent or stupid. The dog
just likes you the way you are with no demands except a friendly tap on the
head, good food and a warm place to sleep. But
dogs are not the only pet people like. A couple in Germany has an eel pet. Many
people like cats or fish or birds. It doesn't matter what animal you like it's
more and more important to have a pet nowadays. People live in big cities
usually in apartments and many people live alone. For these a pet will be a
company, a living creature that will give back unconditional love and take care
of their house when they are out. Living alone is umbearable for many people
and a pet is always a pleasant company.
pet needs some care and attention specially dogs that usually see his master
as a kind of god. Before you decide to buy a pet make sure you understand the
creature's nature and behavior. Remember that despite living in your house with
you, an animal keeps its instincts and if you don't understand it you may have
problems with your pet. After
you know all the available pet animals you can decide which is the best for
you. Dogs need to be with people most of the time but cats are more independent
and can stay alone for longer periods.
your pet and be happy with it. Maybe in a few weeks you can say too: "I
love my pet"
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1- Pack instinct is what
makes dogs like group life.
2- A dog likes you no
matter who you are.
3- Cats and dogs are
4- You don't need to
understand the animal to have a pet.
5- An animal behavior
can be predicted most of the time.
6- Cats are more
independent than dogs.
7- The only animals
people have as pets are dogs and cats.