Animals have been a part of our lives for thousands of years. We started keeping company with them as soon as we realized that dogs could help us hunt, cats would exterminate the rodents robbing our grain stores and horses offered transportation. Pets have evolved to become acutely attuned to humans and our behavior and emotions. It is said “An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language” and this may be true as we humans find a lot of time to spend with the pets these days. Pets, especially dogs and cats can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, ease loneliness, encourage exercise and playfulness, and even improve our health. Caring for an animal can help children grow up more secure and active. Pets also provide valuable companionship for older adults. Perhaps most importantly, though, a pet can add real joy and unconditional love to your life.
It is said that “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself”. We in Snehagram have dogs, cats, cows, fish, hens, rabbits, and birds; but of all these the students love to cling to the dogs most of the time. They love to run around and play with the puppies and to take them for a walk or to wash them. This is also a recreational activity for the children to enjoy and relax. It is good to have more of them so that we can have a gratifying time in the future.