It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Chapter 11, Page 21, Book 12
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
# 21 of 30 things I'm thankful for in November
I'm thankful for pets and for what they bring to our home and lives. Here at my house I no longer have any pets. I'm getting older and can no longer care for them as they should be cared for, but I do have a lot of them in my life. Thanks to my children, I have grand dogs and cats. They do bring a lot of joy into our lives. Any time I need to pet a furry friend, all I need to do is visit one of them.
From the time of my early childhood until just a few years ago, I always had a pet or two around the house and I do miss having one. There were many days when one of them was my only companion. I counted on their warm greetings when I would return home each evening. An empty house was hard to bear.
Pets are good for your health, apparently. Health wise, it can lower your blood pressure, improve your immunity and even decrease your risk of heart attack and stroke.
A cuddly cat, a loving dog: Some people are so attached to their pets you'd think they were part of the family. Well, as any pet owner will tell you, they are!
One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you're feeling blue is that he doesn't try to find out why.