Animals are such agreeable friends— they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
Today I’m thankful for Animals
Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.
For the better part of my life I’ve had some kind of pet in my life. But now I just enjoy those cats and dogs of my children. Animals are loving companions and brighten our lives in many ways.
Sadly our animal shelters are full of people’s cast off pets. For one reason or another, they were no longer wanted. I think if you have a pet, you have to be committed to caring for them the duration of their lives. At this point I don’t feel I could give one all that they would need.
If you have ever visited one of these shelters, it almost breaks your heart. I adopted one of my dogs from a shelter and the day I went, there were several volunteers out walking them, so they lined them up for me to take a look. All the dogs looked at me, wagging their tails, just like they were saying, please take me home. The one that stole my heart had been there several months. I could only take one, but wished I could take more.
They say that having an animal for companionship improves our health and well being. They can reduce our risk of heart disease and increase longevity by lowering our bless pressure. They improve our mental outlook by decreasing loneliness and anxiety.
On my thankful list for today’
6517. for our sweet sugar AB, it’s her birthday
6518. for kindness, always good
6519. for my family, they do make me happy
Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standard for people to live up to.
Alfred A. Montapert