We love and keep pets in our homes. They become part of us. They do enjoy our company as we enjoy theirs too. People keep animals for very many reasons, including our pets and livestock, and animals who do work for people in some way. Some of these working animals are never shown in public, and they do they work in the dark of night.
Reasons for Keeping Pets and Other Animals
- Pets: Animals that drive loneliness from us.
We keep pets to give us companionship. Cats and dogs come in handy when it comes to such pets. One may find himself so lonely that he may need an animal to talk to and play with.
- Animals kept for food
There are some animals which people keep for food. Most farm livestock falls into this category. These animals are loved but it reaches a time when the love ends in slaughtering them for meat.
- Animals kept for aesthetic value
These are pets which people keep for beauty purposes. They are for people to show them off. Parrots and snakes may fall in this category.
- Animals kept to protect us
Some pets protect us from harm. Snakes and other rodents will not come near a cat. Dogs are good watchmen and hunters.
- Animals kept to amuse us
There happen to be some animals that we keep to amuse or entertain people. Most animals shown in zoos and circuses are kept for this purpose.
- Animals kept for acting
Some pets are kept for acting on television and in the movies.
The list of various domesticated animals and exotic pets is too long that if I try to mention all, then I will write more than ten of these posts.
Pets That Are Not Shown In Public
Do you know of any pets that are never shown in public? These pets are kept indoors and are fed only at the dead of the night. In Africa where I come from, we have plenty of such. There are two animals in question here. One is a type of snake and the other a type of leopard or cheetah. They are familiars, kept by witches and wizards who use them in their evil work. Night runners also use such animals too. My wonder is how these people discovered that the animals are good in night running and also in bewitching people.
Where are these animals kept?
Those who own the animals have dug deep holes in the dark part of their houses where they keep the animals. As the animal’s beddings, they use writing material of neighbor’s school-going children, food leftovers from neighbors, money, and anything they can collect from any neighbor they want to bewitch. When they lie on these things, calamity befalls those from whom the witches took their belongings. Children fail in examinations and can never excel. Businesses fail and employment ends. People sometimes die just because of these pets that are kept in the dark and not shown in public.
SNAKE IMAGE BY MINIFORMAT65/PIXABAY/CC0, Public domain