Friday, November 25, 2011

Giving Thanks

In the spirit of Thanksgiving (although a day late), this blog will be dedicated to a few of the many reasons to be thankful for our pets. Pet ownership is a challenge in the beginning, often unexpected. Puppies and kittens will tear through the house leaving a path of destruction in their wake, but when the dust settles, the love that they give you in the years to come is worth more than any carpet, any favorite shoe, any glass vase, or anything and everything else you may have lost to their innocent, playful ways.

10 Reasons I'm Thankful for My Pet

  1. Drop your dinner on the floor? At least you don't need to clean it up. Rest assured that every last drop or crumb will be taken care of.

  2. Just in case you didn't hear it, a dog will always let you know when someone is at the door.

  3. Even when you're by yourself, you are never alone. No matter how you look, or what you're mood, all they care about is being with you.

  4. Any piece of paper, string, or sock can be a toy. If it's small and it's within reach, it's likely to be batted around or pounced on.

  5. Pets will never waste an opportunity to enjoy life. If there's even a chance for a walk, to eat, to play, or to sleep, they will go after it with gusto.

  6. Pets will forever inspire forgiveness. Despite all the trips to the vet, the baths, the nail trims, the punishments, they will still treat you with love and devotion.

  7. Pet's lower your blood pressure! It's true! Just ask the CDC...

  8. Pets will greet you like they haven't seen you in twenty years, even if it's only been twenty minutes.

  9. Pets can sense our emotions. If you are excited, they are excited, if you are sad, they try to comfort you.

  10. Pets just make us better people. Like the saying goes, "I aspire to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am." So True.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your furry family members.