Did having a pet improved your mental health? Posted on July 28, 2022 by Anonymous Share your experiences
Yes they did, they give you responsibilities and make your life seem meaningful
Absolutely, I'm happier than ever
I finally got someone 2 hold at night
I used to feel angry and sad all time
Since she's here I feel less sad and not angry all time
Well except when she fucking goes to lay on my lap just to fucking fart after a minute or two and leave
Her farts smell so fucking bad I wanna puke and she fucking knows that.
I just realized that I don’t like animals enough to get a pet. I might enjoy stroking them couple of times and that would be it, but I would still need to do the copious amount of work.
have had a few dogs, rabbit and goldfish. goldfish and rabbit were shit. one of the dogs were shit but the other dogs were great. really helped
> Had a rabbit
> Joked to friends and work he was 90% of my mental health
> dies suddenly
> Oh no, it wasn’t a joke
I miss him. Kept me sane through lockdown and would sit on my feet while I watched TV
My indoor cat took a lot of time and dedication to train but now she’s a good part of the house
Whenever she feels like showing up from her naps
Reading some posts truly made me realize how lucky I got with my cat.
Only did his deed twice in the 11 years I have him. Once he peed in the kitchen sink and another time he pooped in the shower. No joke, like he knew how easy it is to clean that.
And both times I can't blame him as I was just a lazy asshole who didn't want to get out of the bed and open the front door for him.
Aside from that very non picky with food and has no problems being alone/outside for longer periods of time.
Love you Gary
No, I didn't get a pet to improve my mental health because I'm not some delusional schizo autist.
Yes. They were the best.
No because there is cat hair on everything and it stresses me out you have to either do so much more cleaning that you would otherwise or accept everything in the house will be coated in cat hair. Especially in the kitchen where grease accumulates with layers of cat hair in between it, it makes an almost wattle and daub wall of reinforced hair on the side of everything or on the stove. They are so unhygienic and cat owners are deluded into thinking you can't live without them or your life is meaningless when really they don't give a fuck about you they just want food. Every now and then you can have a nice meaningful moment with a cat but I think it doesn't outweigh cat hair on all of my clothes, skin, in my mouth, on food, towels even when things have just come straight out if the wash. It's because there is cat hair floating in the air, because especially when it's cold it's kind of necessary to keep the window closed so the air is more stagnant. Not to mention some cats spray on everything, or just intentionally shit and vomit under my bed or in the corner of the room if he is too lazy to go outside.
The only good kind of cat is an autistic one who brings me joy just to see him do foolish things and be a little retard and frolick in the garden. He just like me fr
Even then though I don't think it outweighs the hair on everything
PIC RELATED not the best picture but what the hell kind of cat sleeps like that. He has joint problems (he is the autistic one)
Not to mention many cats catch tonnes of squirrels and mice and birds so the garden is much more devoid of life. However my little autistic cat is too slow for that
a snake would be amazing I would love that I think. I really like lizards but bearded dragons don't do anything all day. Maybe frogs, snake does seem like the best option though. However my uncle had two boa constrictors and one of them strangled one of his cats to death
Pic rel another of my dear and silly creature
He can't land very well on his feet like other cats occasionally I forget and drop him and he falls onto his side. Also he runs silly with his arms going out a bit from side to side. He can jump onto surfaces but not the whole way he can get to about with just his paw and head above the surface and then does a pull up to get to himself up. He LOVES cheese and is very well behaved though and doesn't try to steal food from me but just waits and looks and me purring
>Every now and then you can have a nice meaningful moment with a cat but I think it doesn't outweigh cat hair on all of my clothes, skin, in my mouth, on food, towels even when things have just come straight out if the wash
My opinion on pets in nutshell
the hair is totally inert. you’ve had worse shit on and in your body from touching doorknobs.
Also they shit, piss, barf, chew, bark, howl, ultimately shake the dirt off themselves.
Have you ever been around humans or do you just refuse to pay attention or god forbid, make excuses when they do all the same shit?
All animals are the same.
Humans rarely do that in the middle of living room
Neither do cats or dogs unless making noise and chewing on socks is really an abomination to a chit chatty monkey thats addicted to pressing the same dirty buttons with its grubby little fingers all day.
Something tells me you’ve never had a roommate or a live in significant other that wasn’t cheating on you
Most animals are cleaner than people if you have half a brain and don’t neglect them. Meanwhile you yourself need to bathe twice daily or you smell like shit.
>inb4 no i dont
Yes you do.
its a modern human. They don’t really live with other people. Even when they have kids. The entire family is anywhere but home except to sleep sometimes. So they’re so out of touch they hate animals their ancestors loved enough to domesticate.
>implying modern westerners have kids
the stage where its too expensive to offload them onto someone else is way too dirty and noisy for them.
>Something tells me you’ve never had a roommate
I’ve used to and I hated every minute of it.
The first year of having my kot was insanely stressful. I kept being afraid he didn't like me and that I wasn't making him happy. He didn't like laps and he barely tolerated me petting him. He peed on my bed a few times, I didn't know why, and it was impossible to get the smell out. I kept smelling it even when I wasn't home.
It got better though. He got comfy. He hasn't peed on my bed in almost a year and now he likes to sleep on my feet. He's my shadow in the house and I've learned that's how he shows he likes me. He still hates being held, but he tolerates me hugging him and just whines when he's tired of it.
I dunno. I almost killed myself about 10 years ago, when the hospital let me out my sister gave me some rats. Now 10 years later I'm still alive & I still have rats so there's that
even my fish are out back in a pond
>get angry fast at any inconvenience
>slow to cool down just fueling the anger
>still get angry fast at anything
>pet the cat. It purrs back. No more anger
Yeah, cat is a fren. Definitely an improvement.
My pets are one of the only reasons that I didn't absolutely lose my marbles after my dad died suddenly.
Kind of. In many ways yes, but also they have highlighted how avoidant I am. I've lost them, I lost two dogs from old age, and I love my birds and they are more fickle than mammals and I lost them too.
And I realised I am horrible at dealing with grief. And have the reflex that I'm better off never growing close to or loving anything because I will, eventually one way or another, lose it.
I love her so much, she's my best friend
How bad are you at training your cats god damn, i had 2 kittens adopted from the back of a store, it was like a week for them to understand where to piss, they also understood what to scrach and what not to scrach fairly quickly.
Also your cat might just not be comfortable with the cover, it may be sticking its nose to the wall oposite to the entry point and cant lean forward more. Thats one reason it may pee outside of the box, because it clearly understands you want it to piss in there. It is trying but you have to understand that basically all animals, cats and dogs too, are just retards, they may mean well but still may fuck up, like this
mental health improved but stinky intensifies.
Probably made me more anxious but on the good side I've formed a healthy sleep schedule
>rests with me
>I'll wake to her coiled at the backs of my legs or at my back or on my stomach or on my feet or near my arms
>helps me sleep
>relaxes with me
>can sit for extended periods of time and have her chill while I watch a movie or play games or read
>doesn't disturb much when she roams about
>smells like snake
>loves chicken legs too
>gets excited to see me when I come home as I only allow free roam time when I'm off work and nearby
>slithers to door and gets super close until I open it
>has never bitten me
Man's best friend
berry cute. do you think snake have a certain degree of intelligence, or is it just smell?
Other Anon here, but yeah I think so. I see it more like an appetite for exploration driven by a food response. My snakes come to the glass and knows which panel I open for the to let out. Active hunters seem to be more intelligent though, get a kingsnake and see what trouble that little fucker can give you compared to a large body boa or python. Check the youtube videos of Lori Torrini if you want to see how snakes can be trained, it worked very well for me.
I'm autistic so barking dogs stresses me out and cats are assholes that piss everywhere. Snakes are Kino.
Is that a burm?
You can only redirect dogs destructive behaviours too, Wdym?
>dog chews furniture
>no chew toy instead
>dog barks at door
>no bring a toy instead
>dog needs to run, runs inside
>no do agility instead
I feel like I turned into a responsible person also thanks to them, I used to be quite selfish. I don't have children and I never will so spending my time with them fills the emptiness in my life.
Cats need toys like tunnels or carpets or stuff to not be invasive to you you fucking retards, also need safe windows to observe the world, if your cat is shit, then you fucked up big time
This. Having an indoor cat and not letting it release its energies by enriching the environment will cause it to have destructive behaviors.
Unironically you must be shit owners, my cat is sleeping next to me literally until I wake up, even if hungry
For me yea, but I don't have anything too demanding.
I have a ten gallon fish tank with a Betta and I'm planning on adding a few other appropriate stocking. It's more the project than the actual fish I get enjoyment from, but the fish is no less entertaining. Little fuckers here to greet me when I get home and begs for food constantly, or if he can't get it from me, he'll go to the other side of the tank trying to get my roommates attention.
Before that I was just sitting around on my weekends thinking way too much and not actually getting shit done that would improve my life. Now I come home, take care of him, and have a project to help me chill out for a bit and get out of my own head.
Once I get my own place I might get a dog, but in the meantime I can dog walk for my sister when I want to get out.
Fish are great for this reason alone. It gives sad lonely people like myself something to do, a reason to wake up and get out of bed.
>It gives sad lonely people like myself something to do, a reason to wake up and get out of bed.
Thing is, you’d better be caring about them. Not only for not let them die, but also to give some sense to this whole extravaganza. I bet you don’t want to end up living with your animal like a roommate you don’t care about, but only keep because you feel bad giving it up.
After I got my assistance pibble, all my stress went away, because no more crying toddler
Dogs smell vile, what are you smoking
my aunt has a picrel and he smells really good actually
No, they dont. Maybe the financially and mentally impoverished retards you know just dont take care of them and think rotten teeth and fur packed with dirt and shit are normal dog stuff and leave them outside 24/7 with a bowl of stale water and an open bag of the cheapest kibble?
>cats smell bad!
>only experience has been with poorly kept indoor cats and intact cats
Pet, not really, but I suppose was better than no pet. An assistance dog though, has made an actual measurable improvement
>hehe i changed the title not the file name or type so i'm not spamming
have a nice day freak
>makes YET ANOTHER thread about cat piss with the same image
>the audacity of collecting and sharing images on an image board
Yeah having a cat piss image collection is definitely something a normal, well-adjusted person does
>larping as a normal well adjusted person on Wauf
No. They're stressing me out instead.
>scratches sofa despite plenty of scratching boards around
Maybe get a dog instead of a cat.
Dog is the same you just replace "scratch sofa" with "eat dress shoes".
>let me tell you about how I can't train my dog properly
i fell for the cat meme too
gave up on them after a couple years yhe stress was too much and i grew to resent them
My home is pet-free now and smells better, I prefer playing with my virtual pets.
true, as long as they're within my home compound, I'll kick them out. Otherwise, I'm indifferent about strays beyond those gate.
same but have chigguns and kinda want to get a truffle dog
please don't reproduce
>cats are children
same to you
jesus you even fail at seeing the point.. can you do anything right?
please dont reproduce, cat man
Too late. Wish you had told me earlier.