Science Saturday – Whee Can Keep a Secret or Why Little Hoomans Need a Pet!

IMG_5192Whee saw a very interesting BBC article which said Children ‘more likely to confide in pets than siblings’

Whee know this to be a fact because whee pets can keep a secret. Whee aren’t about to squeak out and spill the beans on your deepest and darkest.

Matt Cassels at Cambridge University says far too little attention has been paid to the significant role of pets in young people’s emotions.

“They may feel that their pets are not judging them,” said Mr Cassels.

That’s right. Whee don’t judge. Whee don’t lie. Whee don’t tell anyone. Whee just listen.

And that is why pets can play such an impawtent role in your little hoomans development.

There was a therapeutic side to this relationship, he suggested, with the pets playing the role of the listener and being more “empathetic” for children than writing problems into a diary.

The study, he said, showed that it was “valid to talk about child pet relationships in the same way we talk about sibling relationships”

wpid-snapchat-20140826055120.jpgThat’s another impawtent thing to note. Whee become part of the family to these children. Whee are guessing this study probably focused on dogs and cats but guinea pigs make excellent children’s pets.

So if your little hooman is hassling for a pet. Or if you are a little hoomans begging your pawrents to let you have a pet. Ask them to read that article. Let them see the scientific proof of how life changing and vital a pet can be!

Have a lovely wheekend!

Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil


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Posted on May 16, 2015, in Piggy Blogs and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. weeee love having hoomans as pets

  2. I see someone else beat me to the punch on the comment “we love having humans as pets” – because I can’t think of a better pet than my Mom and she says the same about me!

    Hugs, Sammy

  3. I so agree… efurry child should get the chance to grow up with a pet… we think it makes better people with bigger hearts when your grew up with a furry or feathered friend o)

  4. A pet teaches a child about relating to others that carries over to relationships with other humans.

  5. that is so true guys,xx Speedy

  6. A pet is also helpful to a widow. I know that for a fact.

  7. This science is real! That is why I do my therapy work at the public library. Little kids who are not the best readers come to read to me because I do not judge them. Sometimes when they’re finished, they want to read me a second book!

    Love and licks,

  8. Grate bloggie Guinny Piggiess!! When LadyMum was a child beein raised bye her Grandpawentss they had a Chihuahua named Chico an LadyMum thott of him as a Brofur…hee was 6 monthss older than here so they grew up together. Hee died when nee was 9 1/2 yrs old an LadyMum was 9 an shee told mee it was so hard sayin “Goodbye” to her her furry Brofur….
    Shee gotted her ferst kat when shee was 12 an shee said that started her ‘Luv Affair’ with us fee-liness….
    So shee totallee beeleevess inn children havin 4 leffed furendss.
    **paw kissess** Siddhartha Henry xxxx

  9. Pets heal! There’s no doubt about it! Without a lofurrly pet i’d be lost!

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