Friday, May 18, 2012

Max on... being a pet.

...on being a pet

At times, it's good to take stock of why human beans and animals pair up the way they do. I may have some students looking at this post in the near future. I wanted to show them what it means to be a pet and to be a pet's human bean. So today, I'm waxing philosophical about what I see as the benefits derived from such a partnership.

Benefits to the pets:
  • we are not homeless because of you
  • we have food in our bellies every day
  • we don't have to sleep out of doors when the weather is nasty
  • we get lots of petting and love because of you
Benefits to the beans:
  • we provide unlimited head bumps
  • we provide unlimited purrs or woofs
  • we aim to  provide alarm clock services (e.g. waking you up in the morning whether you want it or not)
  • we let you play with our toys
  • we provide watch-cat or watchdog services
  • we give limitless unconditional love.
 I think that about sums it up.  Please add the ones I've forgotten in the comments section.

Have a great day!


Hilary said...

In alex's case - makes sure I am never bored by giving me lots to clean up every day, especially in the AM.

Nerissa said...

Some people claim we cats can lower peeps' blood pressure and even strengthen their bones with our purrs! We're like... magic cats!

Mariodacat said...

Yes, cat and dogs do lower blood pressure, so the ooman saves the expense of blood pressure medicine - unless it's really really high,

Marg said...

Those are all mighty good points on both sides. We don't think you have forgotten anything. We do provide lots and lots of entertainment and keep the beans exercised with all the clean up involved. Great post. Take care.

Bassetmomma said...

I'm so glad our furry friends let us play with their toys! They also teach us to have lots and LOTS of patience!:-) Have a great weekend!

Finn said...

They give us a reason to go for nice long walks!

Katie Isabella said...
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Katie Isabella said...

I smiled at Marg's remark. I know I keep MY bean exercised with my bomit traps. But it's worth it because I am precious and dear and loving.

Amber DaWeenie said...

You sum it up very nicely. We also can provide our hoomans with heating pads when they is sick!

Corbin said...

Delightfully smelling toots!

Madi and Mom said...

Max you are so very wise and such good observations.
I would like to add one...
I am Mom's resident censor...yes...she feels it is her job to sit on a particular section of whatever she is reading because I have decided she doesn't need that information or it is X-rated for her delicate eyes.
Hugs Madi

Prancer Pie said...

We did take notice of the fact that there were more benefits for the humans! That's not coincidence! MOL!

Kjelle Bus said...

PAWsome list Max !
Me neither think you have forgotten anything !

Brian said...

All in all it just works out purrfect!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We make excellent sleeping companions and warm laps on winter evenings. We also give Mum lots of exercise with the vacuum cleaner picking up shedded furs!!
We don't ask for anything in return
- well not more 3007 things anyway!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

I think you covered it purrfectly!!!

Pets are better than spouses :)

Repositório said...

Have a great weekend!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I believe we give out far far more than we take!

Sparkle said...

Very cool... and oddly ironic that I posted about feral cats today!

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Well, in the case of us dogs, we keep mom in shape by wanting out, wanting in, wanting out, wanting in. And not all at the same time, of course, but individually. That way she gets three times the exercise. I don't think it works well fur lowing her blood pressure, tho.

Nichole said...

Have a blissful day Max!

kathy b said...

Sometimes you are better than family and more lovable!

Carolyn said...

All of the above plus aromatic mousebreath and the odd projectile hairball :))

meowmeowmans said...

We make our humans smile and laugh every day. And we help them relax when they get home from work. :)

Katie and Glogirly said...

Humans that see the world through our kitty eyes, learn that everything they need is right here.
; ) Katie

BeadedTail said...

We agree with you list too Max!

The Island Cats said...

That's a great list, Max! We agree about the alarm clock. We are good at that!

What Remains Now said...

I think that it's appropriate that the "Benefits To The Beans" is a longer list. We get so much from our furry kids.

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