I know that many parents do not allow their children to have a pet. There are many reasons – beginning with fear of illness and allergy, wanting to be clean and orderly, having no time and opportunity to care for thousands of other known and unknown causes.
The truth is that a pet is a member of the family, sometimes it is almost the same as adopting a child. It is another responsibility, another concern, another joy.
And in order to introduce the child to the animals, it is not enough to take him to the zoo or buy him an encyclopedia.
Communicating with animals, no matter how weird about you, makes people people.
Animals can teach you compassion. If you know someone weaker is dependent on you, you know that you are responsible for it – to feed the kitten, to give him water in the heat, otherwise he will die.
The pan with water in the heat is very important to every living creature. Even if you do not have an animal, you can put a pot of water somewhere and see that any bird or dog will be happy. And then you will feel much better that you have done a little insignificant good.
Here is one thing you can do with your children or your children during the summer – send them to a village where there are animals or a camp with animals – horse-drawn camp, camp camp … there is everything.
For example, children can learn to ride a horse, help in caring for it … Riding, as well as swimming with dolphins is a very good therapy for people. And there are still a lot more horses and horse bases in Bulgaria than dolphins.
You can do good to someone you know and take care of his kitten or dog while he is on vacation. Many pet owners do not go anywhere because there is no one to look at the dog or the kitten. One week will not hurt anyone. You’ll just find out if someone is allergic and if you can get yourself in the future. And even if you can not, the children will be glad to have played and enjoyed a good-natured man. I have not heard of bad animals, just an animal instinct that we have to take into account. And of course, for bad attitude on the part of irresponsible farmers.
So try this summer to do something good for some animal.
I have taught my sons who, with men already, to love the animals. Now they pass it on to their children – my grandchildren.
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