I'm 19 years old, and I can't rememeber a time in my short life that I haven't had at least a few animals and was begging for more.
I'm a sophomore at university, live in the town I was raised in and still live at home . I HATE college. I don't have any friends, though I've tried ot make some, and maybe one day it will work. I just don't have many of the same priorities my fellow students have. I see no point in getting my nails done, or usually putting on makeup. I shop at walmart and eBay. I see no point in expensive clothes, or trying to go to parties, or talking about guys incessantly. Some are very nice girls, but I don't understand them. I like cars. Especially my own (okay, okay, truck). And animals. Those are my priorities beyond work, grades and family.
I feel like even when my whole day has gone like %%^&% and I'm lonely (which is often), my animals make it better. My dog doesn't judge me if I don't have makeup on.She just wants to climb on my bed or go hiking. My cat doesn't sneer at my cowboy boots like the girl who sits in front of me in anthro (heck the cat is more interested in trying to climb in the fridge to raid it). And all my chickens...They could care less about me but so entertaining!
Sure, I'll admit I find all kinds of creative excuses in my head why I don't want to water them right now, or clean a kennel, or blow dry a wet chicken, but in the end, doing those things for them makes way more of a difference then other day to day crap, like small talk with people.
I feel like my critters can make me smile on my worst day. They don't expect eye contact and a handshake and nice clothes. They don't require I talk to them to get a message across, just body language and patience: they just expect consistancy.
I know I'm just rambling and should be asleep right now..Just wondered if anyone else would like to ramble with me about how animals make the day go faster, and brighter, and make you feel a sense of fulfillment in day to day stuff?