Kevin: Love doesn’t necessarily have to be specific to romantic love or familial love. What pets and animals help us appreciate is love in the broader sense about our connection to people, animals, our environment, and our responsibility to and for each other. Respecting a pet’s dependence on us reminds us of our interdependence with the planet. One thing Arrow taught me is to slow down and not be impatient when he sniffs a bush or listens for critters.  He taught me to look more deeply at the world as they do, to appreciate the smaller things. 

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