Dogs Make Life Better

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Dallas – my lovebug.

I’m a dog lover. Plain and simple. My cocker spaniel snuggles up next to me at night. He lies across my lap in the evening. And, I kiss his sweet head often. Animals can bring us so much joy and security.

They are that little silent {sometimes not so silent presence} that looks up to you and loves you without limits. When you get home, they wiggle their bodies with joy. They wag their tails with severity just to be in your presence. They follow you around – just to be near you.

Animals heal emotional pains and unbearable, invisible scars. I stand by that comment.

They are steadfast companions until the end. Animals are not for the lonely. They are for everyone – kids, business executives, military men and women, the elderly…etc.

Did you know that dogs help overcome depression?

Web MD reports that dogs offer: uncomplicated love, responsibility, activity, routine, companionship, social interaction, touch and better health.

It has also been reported that dog owners tend to have lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, possibly thanks to regular walks with their four-legged friends.

If you don’t think you can handle the responsibility of a pet at this point in your life, visit places where dogs are present. Visit a close friend who has pets, offer to walk them. Visit a pound or humane society – and pet the sweet animals. They need your love too.

Surround yourself with this unconditional love. You won’t regret it.

Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.” Dean Koontz, A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog

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