Owning a dog means playing God. It’s a role no human wants to play: Neil Macdonald

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Lola has severe dysplasia, it turns out; congenitally deformed hip sockets. At nine months of age, she already has osteoarthritis. (Neil Macdonald/CBC)

Pets are domesticated animals that are kept for the purpose of providing a company or for the caregiver’s enjoyment. Owning a pet can bring positive consequences to health since daily care makes many people forget other worries, avoids depression and makes us feel useful. That being the case, one could say that the most popular companion animals are the dog and the cat.

In adaptability and behavior, it is said that dogs as pets outweigh the majority. Its adaptability has helped men in various social, cultural and recreational fields, such as in their therapeutic use in hospitals, as guides for blind people, as police support, and in the complicated rescue of people. Without a doubt, the company of any pet always evokes tenderness, company, and friendship.

A question that always arises

Neil Macdonald through a recent article expressed his experience with a dog he had, Jack the Beagle, who died around this time last year.

Macdonald said, “No dog means no disgusting surprises on carpets — thank goodness for those irrigating vacuums they sell at Canadian Tire — no hefty vet bills, no destruction of everything from eyeglasses to baseboards to legs of furniture, and no responsibility”.

Undoubtedly, those people who do not have pets, can stay out as late as they please, or go on a whim during the weekend and go on vacation as long as they want, when they want, without organizing a kennel, and then Feel guilty for organizing it. There is certainly freedom in not having a dog.

However, having a pet as already mentioned above is of great benefit to those who own them, in fact, there are those who consider pets as part of their family, due to the great affection that develops in said relationship.

Thus, it is impossible to avoid that after a loss a very common question arises in these cases, another dog, or no more dogs?

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Source: Neil Macdonald | CBC News Opinion

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