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.
Some people prefer to have a close relationship with their pets while others have a negative attitude. In my point
Some people prefer to have a close relationship with their pets while others have a negative attitude. In my point of view, such relationships are good. My arguments for this point are listed as follows.
The main reason for my propensity is that pets not only look lovely outside they also have some human nature inside. They will be with people if people are kind to them. Let us take an example of dog. Because of some reasons family members, whatever how close relationship they have, will separate eventually. Such as children will leave their parents to build up their families one day. But dog would like to be your loyal company whatever you are poor or rich, young or old. Sometimes they can take place of the leaving family member to some extent if you have a good relationship with them. It is so good for health of physiology and psychology of people.
Another reason can be seen by every person is that good relationships let you much easily understand them (your pets) and vice versa. You are much easier to train them and She (pet) will follow your instruction well. For instance, She will keep floor lean and tidy. She doesn’t make much noise at night. She also can do your favor and let you have a lot of fun and happiness. As you also concern her happiness and health, you will stroll with her every day out in park. Your body becomes strong and you see doctor less and less now.
Furthermore, If you have a close relation with pets, they can concern you and your family as a family member. We heard many stories about how pets saved people or their mastesr. For example, a pet cat make noise to awake her master when a candle fall down to make a big fire. So you can feel a kind of safety when you have close relationship with your pets.
Defenders say that close relationship with your pets may cause hygienic problem. But from what I discussed above, the advantages of having a close relationship with your pets carry more weigh than the disadvantages. I think such close relationships are good for human.