While growing up nearly all Baby Boomers had some sort of pet. Now, as they look forward to retiring, many don't want to be "tied down" especially to a dog. Nonetheless, they miss and would still like to have the social interactions and affection puppies and dogs offer.
You and Your Dog
You are 8 weeks old. In your world you have your mom and your siblings for security and familiarity. You eat with them, sleep with them, fight with them, and play with them. Being a puppy is great, or so you think.
It has taken the medical profession decades to learn what most dog owners already know. Our dogs are good for our health! They recently recognized, our body releases oxytocin, a stress-reducing hormone when we communicate and interact with our pets. Merely petting our dog lowers our blood pressure.
There are four fundamental reasons why you should walk your dog.
If you don't walk your dog, you are doing them an injustice. Stop making excuses and just do it. You will see a difference in your pet.
The Holidays are a special time. Everyone has things that they look forward to as the season approaches, be it gifts, family gatherings, food, or all of the above. With more than enough holiday spirit and good cheer to go around, why should the furrier members of the family be excluded from this fun? Of course, in the current economic state, thriftiness is in your best interest, but that is no reason to exclude Shadow and Samson from the Holiday festivities. Here are a few fun, affordable ways to be your Pooch's secret Santa - or whoever - this year!
It's Christmas morning, you and the family have raced down to the tree, and you are ready to tear into your gifts. Everyone is thrilled with their presents and enjoying the morning, while Baxter is left with torn up wrapping paper as his only new toy. Why not get Baxter in on the fun? Get your beloved family dog a few items that will light up his face more than crumpled paper.