TOEFL Essay Topic 182 - Many people have a close relationship with their pets. These people treat their birds, cats, or other animals as members of their family. In your opinion, are such relationships good? Why or why not? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Nowadays, almost everyone has a pet in his or her house, and it is no exception to me. "Mew",
Nowadays, almost everyone has a pet in his or her house, and it is no exception to me. "Mew", the cat`s name, becomes a member of my family.
Three years ago, when I was a senior high school student, a newcomer with a spot burst into my house. Then she lived with us and gradually adapted to the human`s life. In fact, I raised two cats, and both were very gentle. However, I prefer the first one because of its tenderness as well as smartness. For example, during the school, I had to get up early, so she would "call" me outside my door at six-thirty in the morning. Until I came back form school, she would stay at home and did her favorite—sleep. Sometimes, she accompanied me as I was studying, but did the same thing—sleep. Now, she was gone, that is, someone stole her, which made my all family sorrowful. We separately found her in the neighborhood of my house, even the familiar places she went. Finally, we just gave up the action. After one year, my oldest brother brought another cat from relatives. The cat, with complete white hairs, seems like a fragile woman. From the beginning, we did not like the cat, even if she disguised herself as a good lady. After a series of mishaps, however, we started to accept her. For instance, a car broke one of her legs and almost ran over. Around the clock, my family and me took turns to plaster the wound carefully. Since then, we have a reciprocal confidence with each other.
In my opinion, a pet should be a member of everyone`s family. Because of the financial pressure or other alike, we have to relax by doing exercises or gossiping. Nevertheless, a best way to release your stress is to tease your pets or chatting with them. After all, the human and animals are sensitive and emotional, so I think they can console you more or less when you meet a dilemma.