There are many people who have an animal at home. Why do they decide to have a pet? I think that it is because many people nowadays are lonely. People have to earn their livings. They spend much time in their jobs. They have no time for private life. Young people marry less often than in the past. They have less time to meet other people, to find someone to love. They decide to get a pet so as not to be completely lonely. A pet stays at home, it waits for its person to come home. We can play with a pet whenever we feel like doing it.

However, having a pet at home may cause some trouble. A dog for example is considered man's best friend. But we have to dedicate much time to take care of it. We have to remember about feeding it and going for a walk with it every day. Keeping a dog is also quite expensive. But if we are able fulfill these duties, we get something really important- a real friend. A dog-friend is very reliable and loyal. The person, who looks after it will make the most wonderful friend.

Apart from that, many people want to have some strange animals at home. They keep spiders, snakes and other animals as pets. Do such animals make their owners feel less lonely? It seems impossible to stroke them, talk to them or take them for a walk. Why then people buy them? I think that the owners of such animals want to impress others. They want to show, how brave and courageous they are. What may bother us is that such animal is capable of bitting or even killing someone.

To sum up, I want to say that in my opinion having a pet brings its owner many benefits. Of course, there are some disadvantages of keeping an animal at home, but generally a pet makes us feel safer and more comfortable. We do not have to spend lonesome evenings anymore.