We regard our pets in the UK as valued members of our family
Our pets are definitely treated as members of our family. They share in all we do on a daily basis. We give them the same family routine as we have; feeding them at similar times to us and sharing in those odd treats that we too indulge in on a daily basis.
Most of our pets will share in our Sunday roast (although we know not to give bones and onions); and when the weekly ice cream van appears in the summer; our pets have to have their own cone to enjoy with the children.
There are the scraps on the plates of all our children that need finishing – cannot let all those turkey dinosaurs and ham sandwiches go to waste, and when we go on a diet ourselves; we definitely do not want to just throw away those fatty bacon edges – much better to toss them to our adoring pets waiting patiently in the kitchen!
We understand as we all do it:)
There is evidence to prove that the gaze of our pets releases the hormone oxytocin in both us as owners and in our pets…..
In a world of increased social media where every element of our lives appears to be judged by the number of likes we get, our pets offer an escape from it all…..
Sometimes we just cannot even express how important our pets are in our lives…..