The Best Thing About Pets?
Before today's topic (which I'm posting a bit early)I had to rant. As I'm at work tonight I learn the county commission is putting off voting on pet licensing. You'll all have to read the paper tomorrow about it, page A3. It's so pitiful the excuses the county mayor gave. Also,make sure to read my column in Living on the matter. I am so mad I am seeing red, so back to the topic:
What do you think is the best thing about having a pet?
Some might say for the companionship, so one isn't lonely. Or because the pet is an exercise buddy, keeping a dieter on track.
For me, it's the stress reduction. Studies prove that pets have a beneficial effect on blood pressure and other indicators of how stressed one is. Petting a dog or cat calms nerves and soothes all the stuff you had to put up with during the day from spouses, friends, coworkers, bosses, etc.
Let's face it. Life at time really sucks. We deal with traffic woes and businesses that jerk us around when we have a problem. You learn in life that the deserving don't always win, that life isn't fair, that some people around the world will receive what they shouldn't and that even if you are right you will sometimes lose. Some can accept the imbalance in the world more easily than others, but for those who need help coping, pets are great medicine, especially for those type-A personalities.
So, what is the best thing about pets in your life?
Picture above is my niece with one of the family cats, Sassy and dog, Bennie. Nothing is more relaxing than lying in bed on a day off with a few pets by your side. Yoga is also good for all stress that ails you, and you even have your up and down dog positions, as well as cat, cat lift and cat bow! My dogs love to join me by trying to hog the yoga mat! And don't forget boxing or kick boxing. One of the best workouts in the world to deal with stress. That is, if you have the time and energy for a workout! It should always be at the top of your "to do" list!
Tomorrow I'll definitely do a kick-boxing workout, and let my anger over this pet licensing issue subside. I'd be all for NO licensing if they'd just give Animal Control the money and manpower they deserve. Please call the county mayor and your commissioner about this matter!
posted by Sandy at 7/03/2007 10:01:00 PM