National Love Your Pet Day

February 20th was National Love Your Pet Day. Do you love your pet?

Madison Carter, Writer

February 20 was National Love Your Pet Day and it proves to show that a lot of people like pets, whether you have dogs, cats, lizards, or even ferrets. Love is defined as “an intense feeling of deep affection.” Humans are capable of feeling many emotions; love is one of the most common ones because it is almost impossible not to love someone or something. 

When students were asked the obvious question of “Do you love your pet(s),” 25 students responded that they did, and 7 responded that they didn’t have a pet. Unfortunately, allergies or parents’ biases can interfere with getting a pet or not.

The majority of the students who had pets said that they either had both dogs and cats or just the singular pet. A few people mentioned owning  a ferret or a bird.

Most students agreed that pets were great to have when you’re feeling down. Emma Leigh Wright stated, “Of course! Pets are great to have when you’re feeling down because normally they register when their owner is down and not feeling the brightest, so they attempt to help. Plus, petting animals sends a signal to your brain to relax.”

Students also express their creativity when it comes to pet names. Madeline Shrode answered, “Either a very basic human name like Kenneth or Jeremy or like, basic household objects, like toaster or blender.” Simplicity at its finest. Christian Lindner replied, “HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 Inkjet All-In-One Printer (T0F29A#B1H)-Wireless-At Staples-.” The dog will appreciate the name, but would you? Imagine having to call it into the kitchen to get it to eat. What would its nickname be? Brenna Oxley stated, “Doofenshmirtz”, from the hit TV show, Phineas and Ferb. As the dog would walk into the room, would there be random music coming from nowhere that is playing Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc.?

People seem to have a deep emotional attachment to animals, shown as in the poll and the creative names. If you don’t have a pet, it is recommended by a lot of people that you should get one. They bring an enormous amount of joy and it’s worth it to have one.