10 reasons pets make better partners than people
Pets don’t care that you’ve just been dumped or got laid off
In fact, they’re likely to really appreciate any extra time you can offer them in your emotional convalescence.
Pets are the best listeners in the world
Pets are always happy to do things your way and on your schedule
But peanut butter helps here, too.
Pets love you just the way you are
Why stress out over those extra pounds, crappy job, thinning hair or messy home when in your pet’s eyes you can do no wrong?
Your parents will almost universally approve of your pick of pets
Your choice in friends? Not so much.
Old friends and new pets almost always mix
Unlike human-human interactions, which can be unduly adverse, jealousy is rarely an issue.
Pets are equal opportunity snugglers
Whether you’re sick or you just got a bad haircut, they’re 100 percent judgment-free.
If you need exercise, pets are eager to comply
Pets are always happy to play along or watch — without all that needless heckling of your downward dogs.
Pets are so easy when it comes to relaxing
For example, at TV time, they’ll always cede the remote to your control (but maybe not the popcorn).
You’re never too old for your pets
Crow’s feet, spare tires and leaky pipes mean nothing to them. Your easy way with a spoonful of peanut butter, however…
I’m not suggesting that your recently divorced brother or widowed aunt eschew human company. Nor can I claim animal company always bests the Homo sapiens variety. But one thing I do know for sure is that all humans — especially those bereft of people partnerships in their lives — are way better off cohabitating with animals than going it alone.