In summary, spending time with your pet offers a multitude of benefits, including strengthening your bond, reducing stress, promoting physical activity, providing mental stimulation, and bringing joy and happiness into your life. It’s a rewarding and fulfilling experience that enhances both your and your pet’s quality of life.
I cut the following picture and column out of a paper over 35 years ago. It has stayed on my refrigerator all this time. Although yellowed from age, it remains a reminder that these kids do not ask for anything more than hugs, kisses, and attention.
The below article:
I wish someone would tell me what it is that I’ve done wrong.
Why I have to stay chained up and left alone so long.
They seemed so glad to have me when I came here as a pup.
There were so many things we’d do while I was growing up.
They couldn’t wait to train me as a Companion and a Friend,
And told me how they’d never fear being left alone again.
The children said they’d feed me and brush me every day.
They’d play with me and walk with me if I could only stay
But now the family “Hasn’t Time”: They often say I shed
They do not want me in the house, not even to be fed.
The children never walk me; they always say, “NOT NOW!”
I wish that I could please them, won’t someone tell me how?
All I had you see was love; I wish they would explain
Why did they say they wanted me then left me on a chain?
Unfortunately, as a dog groomer, I see pet neglect on a daily basis. So, the next time your fur baby begs you for a walk or playtime, think twice about ignoring them. Spending time with your pet is good for both of you!