Despite most domestic animals being adorable and lovable by their owners, some may go the extra mile of being close family members. It’s not so hard to get attached to a pet you love, as they will always be by your side when you give them security, food, and shelter. Some animals are compassionate than others, for example, dogs are more compassionate than goldfish, and this is the reason why some may prefer dogs to goldfish or vice versa. The ability of a pet to show interest to a person means a lot, especially during times of need. People sometimes feel alone or unloved, especially after being rejected. Having a pet during this time may be a life-changer for you.
There is a story of how a cat helped a guy named Kevin through depression. It all began when he dropped out of university due to frequent poor results. Procrastination, drugs, immorality, with low self-esteem had got the better of him. Finally, the father decided to quit paying for the university fee, and the guy went back home. In their hometown, this guy had no friends but only had a girlfriend he kept ignoring since he went to university. Now being broke, stressed, and hopeless, The guy laid in the room all day watching movies or texting university friends, promising them he will be back soon.
Kevin relied on friends, girls, and reckless life for happiness, now that everything was snatched away by the father, he started feeling lonely. After several months, Kevin started getting into depression which led him to contact his forgotten girlfriend. Unfortunately, the girl moved on months ago without telling him. The thought of the girlfriend having another guy broke his heart, and this made things worse. The father was always rude to him, and to make matters worse, the family was going broke when the dad lost his job.
This guy had no hope of ever getting back to university, having stayed home for 7 months. One day, as he took his normal evening walks, Kevin saw a small cat trapped in a fence. Kevin never loved cats and had never owned a cat before, but the guy decided to rescue it. After several days of getting to know the cat, the guy named it Palermo. It was a life changer to him as the guy never felt alone again since he rescued it. The cat always came meowing at the door every night when the guy was asleep to share a bed with him. The guy was so touched by how it became compassionate with him during these hard times.
Palermo always followed him around the house as they became close friends after a month of bonding. The guy started waking up at 4 to feed Palermo, unlike previously when the guy used to sleep till noon. It gave him a reason to wake up every day excited to do something, and it was feeding Palermo. After 4 months, the guy recovered from depression then joined a free online course to pass the time. The guy graduated from a meaningless life to a life full of joy and ambition because of a cat named Palermo. A cat always there to provide company was the best thing a pet has ever done to him.