It is hard to explain in a few words what caring for an animal can do to enrich our lives. I am a current pet parent of two dogs
and a former of two cats. As someone who has also had fish
, rats, lizards
, and turtles
in my house growing up, I can also tell you that different species of pets have a vast difference in both the time and complexity of care required and the way that pets give back to us to enrich our lives.