Here in the US, we love our pets. Americans now spend $41 billion a year on their pets—more than the gross domestic product of all but 64 countries in the world (via Business Week) But we’re not the only ones who love our pets. All over the world, kids are coming to their mothers, stray animal in hand asking, “can I keep him?” Pets are something that unite us all.
But what people consider a “good pet” varies widely. Some people prefer betta fish to cocker spaniels. Others would rather be feeding flies to a chameleons (they eat flies, right?) than throw a bale of hay to a pet llama.
Yet we can all appreciate the love for a pet. Here are some inspiring pictures of the utmost affection people have for their pets.
Mozambique- “Goat claims to have a bad back, but methinks he just likes bike rides.”
Nigeria – “Hyena’s are actually misunderstood creatures. They can be a trusted guard dog as long as you never give them a chance to eat your family.”
she finally asked her pet kangaroo, who didn’t have the words to refuse.”
Canada – “It took a few years for Marge to realize that her hat rack was, in fact, alive.”
South America – “After three monkeys ran away from Piero, his parents finally decided to get him a pet that couldn’t outrun him.”
New Delhi – “He eats our fishes, but brings us his weight in honey comb.” (read the incredibly sad story about this family here)
South Africa – “Paul had always hated the commute to work – until he bought a brand new ostrich.”
So tell me … do you have the utmost affection for a particular pet?
What do you think would make a cool pet?