Children Delight in Pets


emile munier:"THE MORNING MEAL"
emile munier:”THE MORNING MEAL”

The Canadian scientist, David Suzuki , believes that all children need to bond with animals and if they haven’t the chance to connect with real animals then they will turn their attention to stuffed or cartoon animals to try to fulfil that inborn desire. He calls it a “grotesque” substitution. I think there is a lot of truth to Suzuki’s idea. Animals are part of creation and to live as we were intended to live, we need to touch the earth, plants and animals as well as other people to grow into well-adjusted adults.

I developed the opinion  that children have a deep-seated need to relate to animals while watching my own kids interact with our pets and farm animals.  Since I grew up in the city, with ballet lessons, books and only one loving cat, I was as fascinated as my kids with the arrival of tiny balls of fluff called chicks, cute piglets and tiny kittens.We all gathered around  excitedly, not wanting to miss anything.

These artists seem to agree.

pere borrell del caso paintings -
pere borrell del caso paintings –
Jules Bastien-Lepage, The Small Beggar Asleep, 1882
Jules Bastien-Lepage, The Small Beggar Asleep, 1882
Jie-Wei Zhou.
Jie-Wei Zhou.
Jeanne Vodden Art
Jeanne Vodden Art
Rudolf Koivu
Rudolf Koivu
Nancy Noel
Nancy Noel
Sir Henry Raeburn Boy and Rabbit
Sir Henry Raeburn Boy and Rabbit
Daniel Gerhartz
Daniel Gerhartz
Arthur John Elsley
Arthur John Elsley
 William-Adolphe Bouguereau completed in 1889.
William-Adolphe Bouguereau completed in 1889.
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