Why We Come to Love an Animal so Much

Why We Come to Love an Animal so Much
Raquel Aldana

Written and verified by the psychologist Raquel Aldana.

Last update: 14 December, 2021

Famous psychiatrist Sigmund Freud said that we come to love an animal so much due to the fact that its love is unconditional.

The relationships we have with animals exist in a realm that’s very far away from the unbearable conflicts of society. Freud affirmed with certainty that dogs are extremely beautiful, both inside and out. We feel an intimate affinity and an indisputable solidarity with dogs.

“Much more pleasant are the simple and direct emotions of a dog. It expresses pleasure by wagging its tail and displeasure by barking. It reminds us of the heroes of history, and that is why many dogs bear the name of those heroes.”

-Sigmund Freud-

Dogs have really short lifespans

It’s unfair that dogs and cats live only 12 years on average. We believe this because of the intense pain we feel when we think of losing our four-legged friend.

When we love an animal and spend a lot of time in its company, we just want more and more. When we’re by its side and stop to think about it with love, we realize that “time flies”.

Every time we pet it, we feel its heart flutter within ours. With each greeting, we feel that its love is infinite.

A girl hugging a dog.

Kindness: One of the reasons why we come to love an animal so much

With tenderness, we think that our beloved animals have infinite superpowers that make them special. Their qualities make us love them so much. Therefore, if we were to make a mental list of everything that surprises us about them, we wouldn’t be able to stop smiling.

When we love an animal, we discover their ability to predict the future or know when we get home. We also notice their empathy and ability to tune into our emotional state, providing us with comfort and energy.

Everyone who shares their life with an animal proudly expresses their capacity to express the adoration they feel for us.

Also, the truth is that there are few things comparable to the pain of leaving them at home when we go to work. Their pleading eyes fill us with grief. But when we come home and see them so happy to see us, we feel happiness too.

Animals undoubtedly represent the best therapists for many people. Their nobility and goodness know no bounds. Therefore, until we love an animal, part of our soul remains asleep. Part of our soul is meant to love an animal and enjoy its unconditional love and lessons.

When you have a dog or cat, the statement that “nobody will ever love you more than they love themselves” becomes insignificant. Animals are the true masters of love. Every second spent by their side is an invaluable gift. Loving an animal is one of the most wonderful experiences in the world.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.