Perhaps it’s a dog. A cat. A lizard. A horse. A bird. A rabbit. A hamster. Whatever form they come in, your trusted companion, confidant, and biggest cheerleader is likely going to receive the employee of the month award. Possibly the year! Pulling their weight as your co-worker, supervisor, and human resource personnel your faithful pet remains steadfast at your side. Giving us love, making us laugh, getting us off the couch and through each day, their love will help us survive these unusual days, weeks, months.
Take a moment to give them all a little extra scratch under the chin, a pat on the noggin, however you show them you love them. Think about getting a commission of your furry, scaly, hairy, four-legged, two-legged, winged, slithering friend … whether they’re by your side now or have crossed the rainbow bridge.
“Animals are such agreeable friends―they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.”– George Eliot
“Time spent with cats is never wasted.“– Sigmund Freud
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”– Anatole France
“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.”– James Herriot
“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.“– Martin Buber
“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”– Sir Winston Churchill
“Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way.“– John Muir