|I need a Job!|
As I was out walking to get a photo of JoJo and the other dogs carrying sticks, Mr. Milk Snake decided to wiggle across out path. Well, that set off a hootenanny of fun and searching for it, glad the snake can get into tight places. One thing about snakes, Elaine and I have lived here 20 years, and I have only seen, at the most, 5 snakes, but this year, I bet I've seen 50 already. All harmless and great mice and frog catchers.
There are many jobs that my dogs do, and here is a small list of what some of them are.
Dishwasher pre-wash cleaner
Package opener and counter cleaner
Plant waterer or any tree
Water shaker in the house, especially when they just got out of the lake
Vomit cleaner, no matter who did it
Pet owners are less likely to suffer from depression than those without pets.
People with pets have lower blood pressure in stressful situations than those without pets. One study even found that when people with borderline hypertension adopted dogs from a shelter, their blood pressure declined significantly within five months.
Playing with a dog can elevate levels of serotonin and dopamine, which calm and relax.
Pet owners have lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels (indicators of heart disease) than those without pets.
Heart attack patients with pets survive longer than those without.
Pet owners over age 65 make 30 percent fewer visits to their doctors than those without pets.
While I believe all of this is true, the bond between my dogs and me is magical and serene, and when they lay in my lap, no matter what jobs they did that day have drifted out the window and all is good in my world. Ken...