When it comes to pets, it’s usually wise to consider several factors carefully before giving them as gifts. Most people are not shy about sharing their opinions on this subject.
Animals are fellow creatures worthy of love and respect, after all. So when you gift a pet, you want to be absolutely certain the recipient will take owner responsibility very seriously.
As one recent Facebook video shows, giving your child a cute and cuddly puppy can produce some amazing feelings of excitement and anticipation. It’s also a great opportunity to teach kids valuable life lessons about caring accountability.
“We definitely don’t discourage pets as gifts, but there are better ways to do it than others,” Kompas said.
For example, Kompas strongly recommends making sure the child in question is actually eager to have an animal companion. She also suggests staging the initial introduction in a space that’s not overly crowded or bustling with activity.
Clearly, the women in this particular Facebook video knew their young female recipient would be over-the-moon to meet her new best friend. The group doesn’t speak English, but their actions communicate volumes.
The adults were careful to present the pooch in a relatively calm kitchen area with just a few people in attendance for the big unveiling.
The camera operator recorded all the heartwarming proceedings from there. To achieve the appropriate level of surprise, the puppy was very briefly concealed in a wide-open shopping bag with adequate ventilation.
The little girl was then directed to sit on the floor. She covered her eyes and the open bag was placed before her.
Before she opened her eyes, the camera quietly panned overhead to reveal a sweet snowy-white hound. He sat in the roomy bag calmly, waiting for the big introduction.
Then the little girl leaned in and peeked over the bag’s outer edge. Immediately, her hands flew to her mouth and she issued a squeal of pure delight.
The women laughed as the girl carefully reached into the large paper carrier. She gently lifted out her new puppy pal, adorned with a bright blue bow.
As she cuddled the tiny canine to her chest, the youngster instantly burst into tears of happiness. Clearly, this particular kiddo was thrilled to welcome a petite pooch into the family.
Kompas emphasizes that any pet is much more than a simple gift. It’s a living being capable of tremendous love and is therefore deserving of compassionate treatment for the duration of its existence.
Looking at this little girl’s overjoyed expression, it’s obvious she treasures her new best friend. And the puppy appears equally elated to be welcomed home.
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