Animal Companionship and Stress Reduction

tashiThe value of friendship is something that few people take time to really appreciate. When you need a friend, you realize just what kind of value friendship holds. I also value the companionship of my pets and consider them to be my friends too.  I derive so much health and wellness and fun from my relationships with my pets, who are capable of unconditional love and unerring loyalty.

Animal Companionship and Stress reduction

Scientific research shows that there’s a strong correlation between animal companionship and stress reduction. When you’re feeling anxious or sad, animal companionship can calm you down and drag you out of the dumps.

From time to time I have ignored my pet’s requests to play with them.  They  drop their toys at my feet while I’m doing other presumably more important things  This animated video is a reminder to me of what’s truly important in my life, and how I sometimes confuse my priorities and deprive myself of fun and friendship.

The Misguided Monk (animation)

When an old hermit monk has his day interrupted by an uninvited guest, he is unwillingly taken on a journey to discover the true meaning of companionship.


I think that no matter who you are, living with a pet can mean leading a happier and more fulfilling life. What do you think?

This post is dedicated to:
A Life Bewhiskered
Earth to Holly