An Experience That Changed My Life Essay

1042 Words Oct 31st, 2011 5 Pages
In life we all have something that has changed the way we perceive things. Most things that change a person’s perception happens to be an experience that they have gone thru and learned from. In my case it wasn’t necessarily an experience, it was a dog that changed my perception on life. My mind and heart was opened in a whole new way. I never thought I could love an animal just as much as I loved the people in my life. I always thought it was strange that pet owners loved and treated their pets the same way they treated their children. My perception on dogs or pets in general definitely changed. Throughout this paper you will see why I am a totally different person because of a dog that entered my life.
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I went into the back yard and found Tacha calmly sitting in the same place I left her. I went to check her chain and sure enough it was broken. She really broke loose from her chain and found her way back once she knew she did something wrong. Tacha would also take advantage of people, especially when someone new was walking her. If a new person took Tacha out for her walks, she would literally drag them down the street- more so walking them. She would break away from her leash and freely run around, but she would always find her way home. Having a dog changed my life; I understand firsthand how and why people treat their pets like family. I see why being without them makes you sad and when they pass away you actually bereave their loss. Losing Tacha hurt so bad, I found myself crying when I saw other dogs and reminiscing about all of the above memories. I even contemplating buying another dog, but couldn’t bring myself to do it. Her presence in my life was so pure I can’t imagine attempting to replace her. Tacha brought joy and happiness everyday to my life, and she will always be my first animal love.
Pets bring a different type of love to your life. They can’t talk, drive, work or do chores, but they can cuddle, laugh and cry just like we do. They know when you are said and in need of some extra attention; they even know when they have done something wrong. I am so blessed to have been introduced to the love that an animal can

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