“Pets of the Family” is an interesting picture that appears to depict a young family conducting their daily activities with their pets, which are probably used to provide value to the family in their daily endeavors. . One may notice a chicken, a mule, and a pig that are lingering with the family and being supervised by various family members. Also, there is a gourd and a tub, which appear to be helping the mother wash items for the family. Lastly, there is a structure that is built on dirt that could either be a utility shack or a home for the family. The father, daughter, and son are all watching over the family’s animals, which seem to be fairly disciplined and do not need close supervision. The mother is working rigorously to wash items in a tub of water and also watching her husband conduct his activities. This picture allows one to deduce that in early Mexican societies, members of the family were expected to work and contribute to familial matters even at considerably young ages, as the young boy and girl are watching the family’s animals. By the family’s clothing and the structure that appears behind them, one can deduce that this family is middle/lower class and must work hard to make ends meet. Lastly, we may deduce that the animals are essential to the liveliness of the family and that they are very helpful in providing for the family. After analyzing the picture, I would like to know what exactly the animals are used for and how they provide value.