Haven't we all had a child begging us to get a pet...especially a dog?.
Goldfish never seem to be enough. So if you've got a child right now begging
for a dog..and you don't want to get one..stop reading. Just move on.
Because all this next paragraph will do is make you go get a pet..a dog or a cat.
And in my case I have both...one dog..2 cats. Christina also has a horse and we did have an annoying talking bird for many years. Oh, and we had an aquarium too. Now that was a disaster.
I digress. Getting back to pets. I saw today there are 3 ways owning a pet is good for you.
1. You are less likely to feel lonely. True enough. I was alone for many years. Pets are perfect company.
2. Kids who grow up with pets don't have as many allergies. Unless you're my son in law!! But research shows kids are 20% less likely to suffer from wheezing if there's a dog in the house, and 15% less likely to develop eczema.
3. They're good for your heart. And now just because you tend to get more exercise if you own a dog. Even cat owners were 40% less likely to die of a heart attack .
Just 3 reasons owning a pet is good for you?
There's got to be a fourth. What do you say?