Life with pets…

Life with pets…

No human will be as excited to see you and to love you. Coming home to a loyal companion that gives you unconditional love will increase your serotonin levels. In an increasingly selfish world, we can only consider pets as our one true friend. Apart from boosting dopamine levels, they can help improve heart conditions, develop the social and emotional skills of children, and can be trained to support with seizures. An estimated 68% of US households have a pet.

 

Here are 3 benefits of having a pet:

 

1. They ensure you are physically fit:

 Almost all pets need to go out for some time to play. For example, all breeds of dogs need their daily walks to stay happy. If you are someone who lazes around sometimes, they will bark at the front door till you finally get up take them out. Walks aren’t just beneficial for our physical health but also have a very positive effect on our mental health.

 

2. Parenthood made easy:

Pets teach children empathy and increase their participation in social and physical activities, which is essential to development. They also teach children the importance of responsibility. With cleaning out the cage, grooming the pet, going for regular visits to vets, and teaching them tricks, children learn to be responsible and learn how to care of living things. They often also provide companionship to children who have learning difficulties. Children with autism or similar problems find it much easier to chat away with their pets than real people. Research from Lincoln University shows that children with autism experience fewer meltdowns in the presence of a pet.

 

3. Pets are a good influence on your life:
A study by Barkbox claimed owning a dog can make you a better person. Amongst the people surveyed, 93% of pet owners said they could name at least one way their dogs had made them into a better person. They were claimed pets made them more affectionate and patient.

Pets are beneficial to us in many ways, making it obligatory for us to take care of them like we take care of our newborns. Give them the right food, play with them, give them attention, regular visits to the doctor are all significant factors to consider/take care of when keeping a pet. Avoid keeping pets from wildlife as we should not separate animals from their natural habitat. It will not only make them upset but also cause us allergies that may be difficult to treat.

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

As we come upon Thanksgiving, I want to wish each and everyone one a wonderful day filled with the joy that being grateful brings….Life is truly a blessing and while there will always be good times and not so good times, please take the time to reflect.  The good times will always be intentional and self thought driven…The not so good times will always be the lessons and the work required to get to those good times.  And when you view it that way, it makes those less than stellar experiences noteworthy, enlightening and redefining…..Cherish your memories and time with family and friends as much as you cherish your toys and you will have no regrets or disappointments.

Thank you mom, for the gifts you continue to give, the lessons you continue to teach, the support you still give from above that continues to inspire me  to not only do better, but enjoy the journey as much as the destination….. Happy Thanksgiving….

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Summer endings…Part 1

Summer endings…Part 1

Well it is that time again where we have to pull the boats and I start to go into my depression. I think this year will be different, I think I will re-acquaint myself with Maine. As I reflect on my summer boating season, there were a few rides that stood out.

The first being our annual family vacation to honor Ginny our mom. This year we rented a house in Oak Bluffs Martha’s Vineyard. The rental property just happened to include a dock for the boat and a private beach. What a great week we had. Other than blowing one of the transmissions in the boat the memories were awesome and worth every penny.

I highly recommend spending time there especially with kids. So much for them to do all within walking distance. Between the famous carousal, jaws bridge, bowling, movies, Backdoor Donuts and great food what else could you ask for. Renting bikes, cars mopeds, jet skis!

The kids truly appreciated it and I know Ginny was watching down upon us and smiling. Every year we will celebrate her legacy, thank her for the lessons she shared and the values she taught us to always appreciate. We will also make sure we grant her most important wish: That the grandchildren always know each other and reminded just who they are and where they came from….

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