Photos of Kids’ Best Friends

Childhood memories revolve around families, holidays, and- for many- beloved family pets. Pets can be a child’s first friend, most trustworthy confidant, faithful companion, and eventually our first brush with grief. Pets love unconditionally, as do children, which makes their bond immeasurable. Animals have a sixth sense, knowing our moods and seem to always be there to lean on when we need a friend. If you are a parent, or soon to be, you may be contemplating a pet for your child. If you are sitting the fence, here are some touching photos that will help to convince you that every child needs a pet.