Let's be honest. We all think we're amazing pet parents. We all think our four-legged babies are the most spoiled ever, and perhaps they are. But really, they're the ones who take care of us. At the end of a long, horrible day, they're the ones waiting for us with an endless amount of love to give when we get home. And they ask very little in return. Just some love, some attention, somewhere to sleep and something to eat.
Our pets are an endless source of unconditional love & support, and we don't deserve them.
Recently, Adweek editor, Sammy Nickalls tweeted about how her cat is always there for her when she needs her. She then asked her followers to respond with examples of how their pets are also incredible sources of comfort when times are tough.
Scroll down to see some of the adorable replies Sammy received.
what’s a big thing your pet does that makes you positive they understand/love you on a deeper level? my cat meows around mealtimes but she never does when I have a migraine; she cuddles and headboops me until I’m able to get up and feed her— Sammy Nickalls (@sammynickalls) February 27, 2019
the same applies with mental health stuff—when I’m depressed, she lies with me patiently and gives me love until I’m able to get up ♥️♥️😭 #talkingaboutit— Sammy Nickalls (@sammynickalls) February 28, 2019
My dad died recently, and ever since, my dog Herbert has slept snuggled right up next to me every night, instead of at the end of the bed where he usually sleeps. pic.twitter.com/5tJzOXcusp— Holly Alexander (@holly_alexander) February 28, 2019
he has learned to speak both my love language (smothering snuggles, kisses, constant hugs) and my boyfriend’s (calm quiet mellow companionship) and adjusts depending on who he is with!! pic.twitter.com/HZ7r4RAOT3— Morgan 🍑 Finkelstein (@momofink) February 28, 2019
When we were at the hospital waiting for the vet to put down my Theo, I was such a wreck that he came out of hiding in his carrier (he was very sick and unsocial by then) and cuddled on my lap once last time. It was his last gift to me ❤️ pic.twitter.com/fALWAeaoRT— Alex Pinto (@alexwpinto) February 28, 2019
I had an ocular migraine one night and my dog Gizmo curled himself around the top of my head. pic.twitter.com/1pA1ycwCaI— Tammy Manning (@TammyMManning) February 28, 2019
similar when I can’t stop working and I haven’t eaten all day and I’m super stressed (lol always lately) she curls up next to my body like “hey. I’m here. Come cuddle. You can do this.” I. Love. Lights. 💓💘— Lane Moore (@hellolanemoore) February 28, 2019
One of my cats I got as an abandoned stray, and he was very distrustful due to his unstable kittenhood, lots of hissing and no cuddles *at all*. One night I was watching a TV show that had a very sad scene & I started crying. He jumped up on the couch and cuddle right up with me.— Jam Today (@liddlelamzydive) February 28, 2019
usually Levi wakes me up as early as possible for walks and pets. there was a day where I was so sick and depressed and didn't want to move ever - he stayed next to me sleeping until 3 PM. https://t.co/Xab60y5F5L— steph (@_moststeph) February 28, 2019
I have seizures that leave me feeling out of sorts and with a massive head ache for days. My late cat SoCo would stay by my side the entire time. She would only purr or chirp. Normally she is very vocal and meows constantly, but never right after a seizure. I miss her. https://t.co/qQb9m8HFnX— Gutter Punk Disney Princess (@JustJoeyJoeyJo) February 28, 2019
The day my dad died, my 3 month old puppy picked up each one of her toys and brought them to me because they make HER happy, and then when I was still sad she licked my face and cuddled up right in my arms, no wiggles or bites. https://t.co/3RQy90Kq6l
— Maggie Williams (@pdxmaggie) February 28, 2019
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