There is nothing on this planet like unconditional love for an animal. The positive effects of animals on most people are not just words. They provide us with moral support and a comforting calm when life can get difficult or uncomfortable. Always on our side, their love transcends any boundaries.
How can such a powerful love affect us? Why do some of them exhibit such unrestrained attachment? Are all animals capable of love? And what makes it so unique to us humans?
Well, for the first time, an animal can give unconditional love, hugs and kisses to many people who have never received love in their lifetime. Animals even help you live longer. Their lives can heal yours. There is worldwide evidence of this claim. It comes as no surprise to me that scientific research has proven what many knew was just that: animals are capable of tremendous acts of love.
We all had an emotional, sentimental and almost gravitational touch of an animal. It’s a great feeling to play with the dog, pat the cat, ride a horse or talk to the bird. Even watching a video of a wild animal pulling it out of an unpleasant situation still touches us. Thus, animals have an extraordinary healing power beyond what we can imagine.
Let’s care more
Most of you know the love an animal can have. You know that feeling. It is the touch of a wet nose that rubs your face, or the sound of a careful whistle when you are sad. Is it also a jump on your lap or absolute happiness when they see you. But even deeper when you look into their wide and compassionate eyes. Then they seem to understand you at the deepest level.
So, if you are an animal lover, you already know that this is true. Animals are capable of a deep unconditional love that is far more than you and I can feel. However, there is a cliché regarding animals waiting for adoption in shelters around the world. Most of you seem to believe that an animal in a shelter is just because it is unwanted or in some way broken.
But nothing is further from the truth. The truth is, only five out of ten animals in shelters never leave alive. In life I have seen animals that were so starving, so thin, harassed, so neglected. These are the ones who have seen the absolute worst of humanity. And yet they find the strength to live; not just to live, but to once again forgive, trust, and give unconditional love.
Unconditional love of the animal
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress is measured by the way its animals are treated.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Some research shows that animals feel love the way humans do; through a chemical process. When you keep an animal like your pet, cat, dog, horse and many other creatures in the animal kingdom, something magical happens. It releases the same hormones that you make in love.
Because of this, there really is no love like the unconditional love of an animal. An innocent creature of the same species decides to choke on you when you feel sad, or play with you when you’re in a bad mood. And sometimes they even give their lives to protect you. They don’t have to do it, but they do anyway. Animals know that you are unique to them and very often you are their whole world. So be always kind!
The magic of an animal lover
I love all animals. They are beautiful creatures that deserve their place in this world. And I realized that a beloved animal changes both human and my life. Whether it is an army, service, therapy, farm, wild animal or just your pet, the love you have for them is unique. But the extraordinary love you get back is one of the purest feelings on this planet.
When I was growing up, I was one of those kids who would bring abandoned, hurt, or lost animals to the street. I would come home with them. My mom’s response was often no. So, as a rebellious child, I would still carry them to our horse barn. And then take care of them there until you recover. However, as I got older, the more cruel the treatment of animals was, the more painful it became.
Of course, I wanted to do my part to help these poor innocent souls. So I started working with them before and after school and during the summer. But my whole life was drifting back and forth. I worked for big cats as a Zoo owner in Colorado. I then went on to work as a veterinary surgeon assistant. But it wasn’t for me. Now their unconditional love has taken over again, and I am again.
Motives of Unconditional Love
Sure, you’ve heard the wolf longing for the moon, but do you know why? Wolves cry out in grief as they pass a non-attendant member of their pack. Some dogs will not leave the side of their owner’s grave. Have you ever seen your pet’s yawn the same way you do? Well, that means you, its owner, will have a perpetuity mark.
What is it like when your cat is lazily relaxing in a sunny spot in the house, making eye-to-eye contact throughout the room and then blinking gently? The cat’s body language, slow, thoughtful blinking, expresses complete confidence, vulnerability and friendliness. The otters hold their hands while they are asleep and rest so that the clans do not lose each other. Rats were known to release other rats from their cages.
Elephants also love unconditionally. They are emotional creatures and show a compelling act of love when, for example, they are grieved for the loss of a loved one. Some die even with broken hearts, others die. These gentle souls stand above the remains, crying from minutes to days. They will also go so far as to bury their bodies under the leaves. And they are not the only animals to show incredible feelings and ingenuity.
Human and animal worlds
The distinction between human and animal worlds is not as wide as you might think. Animals have such wisdom and power. When we interact with them, they often soothe our pain and problems that we feel are exaggerated.
Therefore, the most magical aspect of your human-animal connection is this unspoken language that you share with them. It fosters trust and love that never goes away and goes away. Research shows that raising an animal and spending time inevitably reduces the stress your body is experiencing.
So the more love, care and attention your pet or pet gets, the more response you get. As a result, there is nothing equivalent to the unconditional love of an animal. And I believe we have a lot to learn from them.
It is unconditional love
Seriously now, who else will accept you as you are? Who else will accept you, no matter what your circumstances are? Where will you be greeted with such impatience, the moment you step through the door?
You and I can always make every effort to give this type of love to our partners, friends and family, but without success. In this world, no one can throw everything in place and give you worship and worship just as an animal does. They are really special angels that we should cherish.
“As long as man does not love an animal, part of his soul is unpredictable.” – Anatole France
As they experience unconditional love before and even after their death, think about how you can raise, talk and prey on animals. Tell them how you love them. Remember, their unconditional love for you is a special bond of nature, even if you are a different type of soul mate!