We love, we say we love and yet the love we give becomes conditional. We don’t do something for nothing, we do something to have something back in return. And yet the love we have for our pets is completely unconditional and is reciprocated ten-fold.
We know what unconditional love is, we’re all capable of it, but that love becomes conditional. Having had too many conditions imposed on me throughout my adult life, I have chosen the unconditional route.
An animal’s love is unconditional. They are not governed by what happened to them, by their moods, by what was said or wasn’t said. They are also not spiteful, vindictive, or judgmental. Animals live in the moment, approaching every opportunity uniquely and renewed. They share their love.
Unless an animal has experienced abuse, they live in the moment, approaching every opportunity as if it were their first. I see it every day with my cat. For those of us who have experienced abuse, we will go on to form the strongest bond with our pets, because we are more open to what unconditional love means.
Whatever life throws at us, we continue to draw strength from our pets. We express how we feel through looking after them and in return they bring us comfort, making us feel better. When our other relationships lose heart, the love of our pet is guaranteed. That will never waiver.
The world would be a happier place to live in if we were to take note of how our pets’ conduct their lives and replicate that with each other in our own lives.