I saw this prompt a few days ago, and it really did make me think.
I don’t think there is such a thing as the worst or best pet, yes even animals I don’t like or am scared of. It’s honestly who you are as a person.
But this is where my mind started to wander and started to really think. Now just go with me, because I am just thinking “out there”.
I don’t think of pets as “pets”, pets are, for me, another member of the family. Whether that be dog, cat, rat, hamster, bird, snakes, horse, sheep, cows etc They are family, we are members of their packs, herd etc. Neither of us are “pets”. We’re all part of one big group.
People who abuse animals, however, are not only the lowest scum on earth. But I highly doubt that people who abuse animals, see animals as anything other than property. Not pets, not family, not part of their group.
Don’t even get me started on people who have “exotic” animals as pets. It makes me cringe every single. Most dogs and cats have been breed over literal centuries to help humans. Animals like Lions, Tigers and Bears … oh my … have not. They have not been breed over centuries to be domesticated. I would bet that 90% of the time if you see a human hugging and petting a Lion, Lioness or cub, there’s a really good chance that animal has been declawed and had their canines taken out.