A Pet’s Point of View


How does life look from your pet’s point of view? People and animals live in interdependent relationships in American cultures. Pets depend on the humans who depend on them for companionship and livelihood.

Choose an animal that you see every day. It could be your pet or an animal in the neighborhood. Keep a daily log for a week of your observations of the animal. Record the time, date, and observations of the animal’s behavior and appearance. Write an essay based on your observations. Try to have your readers see and feel what the life of the animal is like. Be sure to indicate how the animal and humans relate to each other. If the animal is your pet, include your role in the animal’s life and what the animal means to you.

You might try writing in first person from your pet’s voice.