Thursday, July 28, 2011

I Love the Uglies.

True statement, but not relating to people. Let's be honest, people are too social of creatures to be ugly. Nope, I'm not talking about people, I'm talking about pets. I've had some good-looking pets in my life, the most handsome of all being my slightly overweight cat Winston who recently passed away after 13 long and love-filled years with me. As I think about what pets lie in my future, I've come to the realization that I want an ugly pet. Here are a few reasons why:

- Pets aren't worried about getting picked last for dodge ball on the playground.
- Pets don't stay at home and cry when they don't have a date to the prom.
- As long as they can still get around, pets don't need to be skinny.
- Pets don't compare their outfits or body shape to other pets.

All a pet cares about is if you love them. I think I can love an ugly pet, they are like kids, you wouldn't give yours away if it was ugly, would you? In fact, if your kid is ugly you have a much harder time because as a parent, you have to help them through all the tough issues that come along with being ugly. Pets don't care; they don't even know they are ugly to the world.

With all this being said, I got a hermit crab last week at the fair. It's indeed one of the ugliest pets I have ever had, but he's not really too much fun. He just lays around in his shell and eats food. With pets, as it should be with people, it's the personality that counts. We can say this rule applies to people all we want but we all know looks are a factor. I encourage everyone to get an ugly pet, it will show that you at least somewhat believe this feel-good mantra of personality over looks.

1 comment:

  1. In such simple words, you hit the spot. The blind are more insightful of what the genuine good is... in some cases... I think they know better.