Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Me 'n Mo'

I'm in love with my dog. There - I said it. The 40lb, all white English bulldog named Mo' is my angel, my child, my world. I can't help it. He gives me unconditional love, is always happy when I come home, kisses me and never chewed a thing in my home. He's perfect.

And, its not only me that thinks this way about pets. They really do improve your mood. It's virtually impossible to stay in a bad mood when you're holding a super-soft kitten in your hands, or when your eyes meet those of a loyal dog. Pets also stave off loneliness and offer companionship and comfort in times of solitude. Research shows that nursing home residents report less loneliness when visited by dogs than when spending time with other people. Impressive.

Pets can push you out and exercise. Whether walking your dog for a bathroom break or because a walk is more enjoyable with a buddy, dog owners spend more time walking than non-pet owners. And as we know, exercise is a key component to stress reduction.

Pets can be better than people. Pets offer unconditional love and support without the judgment that humans add. They're great listeners too!!

 I consider myself more than just a "dog owner." I'm a mother, companion, caregiver, coach and friend. And, I have a major responsibility in my life. This "responsibility" gives my life more meaning, discipline and happiness.

So the next time your feeling lonely, visit a shelter, pet a dog on the street, entertain the idea of adopting an animal. You won't regret it!


  1. You are so right. The world would be a nicer place if everyone knew the love of a pet.

  2. You may be MoMo's Mommy, but I'm his best friend!