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petpeople1PROUDMy whole life I’ve always had pets. I’ve never lived a day without at least 1 or two pets. They’ve always had a special place in my heart and when people ask now if we have any pets I love responding with, “We’ve got a zoo!”

We’ve always been pet people, but I think I take it to a whole other level. My pets are like my babies. I’d do anything for them and jump at the chance to spoil them rotten. Right now we have 3 dogs, 3 cats, 1 bird and about 15 fish.

What it means to me that we are Pet People

mybabiesTo some having pets is just a fun thing to do, or they do it for the kids but for me pets are part of my family. I grew up having a house full of animals so for me it would leave an empty feeling not only in my heart, but in my life if I didn’t have my pets. Even when I was a child, we had a spaniel and I was absolutely heartbroken when he died. My friend actually suggested I get a Cocker Spaniel necklace to really feel close to him. My dogs are the biggest babies you will ever meet; Ace our puppy that was part of Chanel and Chase’s litter is seriously the most attached dog I’ve ever seen in my life. He is also a very anxious dog so I think I’m the person who brings him the most comfort. He doesn’t really like other dogs and is very nervous when we take him places. It’s gotten to the point where I’m currently looking into cbd for pets to see if it can help him with this anxiety because I worry so much about him. For now though, I’m happy with the love I get from him! I leave the room for 5 minutes, come back and it’s like he hasn’t seen me in a year or two and the love is so real.

I recently went through my 2nd miscarriage in 5 months; I didn’t want to talk about it with anyone in my family instead I chose to sit on my bed with my furbabies and cry while snuggling with them. They fill that void you feel when you’re sad, but don’t want any human interaction, you don’t want to answer questions and you don’t want to explain anything to anyone. Pets don’t care what people say, or why you are sad – they are just there. They want to comfort you and make sure you are okay, they love you unconditionally even though you may feel at your lowest, they are there giving you kisses and making sure you are alright.

Nothing comes close to the love of a pet. Humans, and love are one thing – but they judge, they have conditions and pets? Don’t. When they say dogs are man’s best friend I believe it because I’ve seen it, I’ve lived it. My cats are just the same. Although is a bit different with cats who tend to want to do their own thing, don’t be fooled. They love you, and are there for you just as much. So as a family being pet people, it’s important to us because not only do we need that extra bit of love, support and companionship from time to time – so do they, and I’m so glad to have them in our lives. I think when it comes down to it we all need each other, and they complete our family. I couldn’t imagine a day without Chase, Chanel, Ace, Charley, Roo and Tigger. (our bird Teeki and fish with multiple names either!) So when I’m asked what being a pet person means to me I simply say: It means unconditional love, companionship and devotion. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Do you have pets? Are you Pet People? If so, I encourage you to enter the Purina Pet People contest. Submit a photo telling Purina what being a pet person means to you. You must tag @purinacanada and include #PetPeople. Full contest rules & regulations can be found here: https://www.purina.ca/pet-people-contest-rules. By sharing your photos, you enter for a chance to be included in a Limited Edition coffee

table book featuring #PetPeople.
Do you have pets? Are you Pet People? If so, I encourage you to enter the Purina Pet People contest. Submit a photo telling Purina what being a pet person means to you. You must tag @purinacanada and include #PetPeople.

Full contest rules & regulations can be found here: https://www.purina.ca/pet-people-contest-rules. By sharing your photos, you enter for a chance to be included in a Limited Edition coffee table book featuring #PetPeople.

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Purina #PetPeople, but the opinions expressed are my own.

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