Did You Know?

Did You Know?

My dog Quiche is quite the boss of me.  She can make me get up at 3:00 in the morning to let her out, she has the power to look at me with her soulful eyes and command an immediate belly rub, and she lets me know (in no uncertain terms) when she is hungry (which is always).  Why do I put up with all of this?  It’s because she loves me (or I think) unconditionally.  She gives me joy, companionship, and makes me laugh daily…and as the saying goes…”laughter is the best medicine”.

Having pets can be a natural way to staying healthy.  Research has shown that being with a dog or cat for 15 to 30 minutes can have mood changing effects such as feeling less anxious and less stressed.  Studies have also shown that pets can even lower a person’s blood pressure.  There are countless healthy reasons for having pets….but is reducing my stress and blood pressure the reason why I have Quiche?   Quite honestly no…it’s merely an added benefit.  I’m just glad that I can come home each night to her soulful eyes and hungry stomach because I know she will make me laugh.

Robert, Spa Director on Thurman

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