Man’s relation with animals began from time immemorial. To have even the slightest idea, they can even be traced back to the beginning of civilization as we know it. We all know the fact that humans are also animals, but are different from other animals because we are rational and wise. Human beings are considered to be the best creation and measure of all things. However, his kinship with animals is well established. Darwin believed that human has evolved from monkeys. Thus, they are our ancestors.
The friendship between man and animals is more reliable and lasting. The pet animals respond better to our care, love and friendship. Human's friendship with man may not last long, but it is of permanent nature with the domesticated and pet animals. Animals, birds and such other creatures are never ungrateful. Once friends, they are always friends. They will never turn hostile or enemies came what may. They are constant, loyal and faithful till the last. They do not know betrayal, deceit or foul play. That is why they have been so useful to mankind. Many of the animals are our real and true friends. They live in perfect harmony and friendship with us.
Cats, dogs, horses, cows, elephants, hens, ducks, monkeys etc., are our friends. Cats are kept as pets, for they kill rats and other rodents. In western countries cats are very popular as pets. They make a good constant company. Dogs are kept as pets for protection and safety. They are matchless in faithfulness and loyalty. They help in hunting, in rearing sheep and in protecting properties.
They also help in detecting and tracking thieves and criminals. For the police, they are very useful in this respect. Dogs are intelligent and have a very sensitive nose. Their sense of smelling is very sharp. The dog is man’s one of the oldest friends.
They are trained for many other purposes as well. They are very good guides and can help wonderfully the blind. They draw sledges in snow-bound areas. They can also save travelers lost in snow-storms or buried in snow and ice. St. Bernard’s dogs are very famous for such rescuing services.
Although people are busy with tight work schedules and complex lifestyles, still some people love to pet animals and tame them. Pet animals like dog and cat are mostly tamed by humans While some families love to keep dogs as they are faithful to humans, some love to keep cats as they find charm in keeping them.
These pets do bring joys in a family where they live.
They teach the humans to live a happy life independently. Cat lives with humans but still she never forgets about her favorite tasks. No matter whatever food you present to the cat, the cat always enjoys catching rats for dinner. This has a teaching for us that self work is essential. No matter how much money you possess and how many facilities you have to support your living, but you should always enjoy doing your tasks on your own. It means you should always do those tasks which God supposes you to do.