Animal lovers know that pets are so more than just lap warmers. Our dogs, cats, rabbits, and lizards teach us important life lessons, like the importance of being a good listener and indulging in the occasional afternoon nap. Not to mention, studies show that having pets can lower blood pressure, make us more active, and generally improve mood – and that’s science.

As animal guardians, we sometimes lose sight of how much value our pets add to our lives. After all, they’ve been by our sides for so long we sometimes can’t even remember what life was like before we adopted them. If we had to try and imagine what our lives were like before our beloved pets came into the picture, we think it would be a little bit like the first part of The Wizard of Oz that’s still in black and white. Basically, the part you always fast-forward through until the technicolor comes in.

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Surely, you’re pets have no shame in reminding you how much you love them … but, in case you needed a refresher or an added reason to go give your fur baby a gigantic hug, let’s take a look at what life is like before and after our fluffy best friends.

1. Waking Up in the Morning

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2. Getting Dressed

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3. Eating Meals

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4. Going for Car Rides

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5. Doing Chores

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6. Watching TV

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7. Doing Work

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8. Working Out

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So in closing … life with pets is WAY better. If you’re thinking about adopting a pet and getting to enjoy all the awesomeness that comes with them – remember always to adopt! Also check out these tips for things you should consider before adopting.

Lead image source: Amazing-Creature.blogspot.com