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5 Reasons Why Quarantining With A Pet Is The Best.

April 13, 2020 | by Sadhika Sehgal
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It’s been 10 years now since Oster, my little doggie brother, came into my life. I still remember the first time my dad got him to our house, wrapped up in bows, placed in a basket, the tiny little pup – all of one month old. From then to now, as years have passed, he and I have grown closer than ever, my fast paced life kept us apart sometimes due to work and other times due to play. And by that I don’t mean I love him any less, just that I wouldn’t be around as much in the house to be next to him.

Which is why, as the lockdown came into place, the one person who was happier than all the introverts out there, was my dog Oster, for that meant he got to stay with his favourite hooman all day long. And honestly, if it weren’t for him, chances are I’d have already gone crazy by this time. And considering I am already feeling a little cuckoo, imagining what I would be like without any pet, gets me more scared than coronavirus itself.

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You see, pets have a way with humans that no one else does. They bring out the best side of you, making you forget about all your worries and teaching you the two most important lessons in life’ – one that love is always selfless and second, that naps after lunch are very important. Here are 5 reasons why I feel, quarantining with your pets is the best thing ever…

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They Always Make You Laugh

When the times are tough, human interaction is zero and you’ve watched enough re-runs of F.R.I.E.N.D.S to the point when you’re know of all the punchlines, the one thing that still makes you laugh or put a broad smile across your face is your pet. With their silly antics, of sometimes running away with your laundry in the mouth, to making you want to keep petting them as they make their puppy dog faces, pets are happiness.

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They Are The Best Sleeping Buddies

Let’s face it, the only way anyone of us is going to make it out of the quarantine alive and almost sane, is by spending most of our times sleeping, so the days don’t seem as long or stretched as they have become. And in that regard, pets are the best snuggle buddies you could ever get. From cuddling right beside you, making you warm and cozy with their furry layers and wet kisses, sleep could never be more wholesome than with them and you know it!

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They Keep You Active

In a time, when getting out of bed in itself deserves an Oscar, to have a reason to not just crawl out of the bed but also to take your dog out for a walk or a run, or even to the balcony for some fresh air and poopy business can account for keeping you active. And if making sure you use your limbs as much as they do so you don’t completely transform into a sloth, is not true love, we don’t know what is.

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They Are Great Listeners

I know this for a fact, mainly because I speak from experience, but having been locked up in your house for more than 3 weeks now can lead to some pent up anger or frustration, that you would need to release. Which is where your pets rise up to the occasion and be just what you need them to be – great listeners. Intently listening to your rant, and even wagging along with your feelings, pets can be the most comforting beings to confide in, especially in such stressful times.

They Make For Great Tik-Tok Partners

A fact that I have only recently stumbled upon. It turns out that given a chance pets make for better tik tok partners than most humans and we have enough doggo videos to show for it. With enthusiasm that is contagious, a face that melts anyone and a natural knack for acting, pets have been stepping up the tik tok game, and in this time of quarantine when people’s only respite has become making videos, your pets might just give you one that would go viral.

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