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The Power of Love

Dogs fall in love much more easily than people do, and they also seem to be able to move on much more easily than people can. A lot of people have anxiety about the idea of adopting an adult dog. Wouldn’t the dog be pining for its original human family? But what evidence we have indicates that dogs can form new loving relationships much more easily and don’t seem to have the same level of trauma from being taken away from preexisting loving relationships. Fetched from the Washington Post

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Play Outside for Your Health.

Spending time in the woods—a practice the Japanese call “forest bathing”—is strongly linked to lower blood pressure, heart rate and stress hormones and decreased anxiety, depression and fatigue. Scientists have repeatedly found that human anticancer natural killer cells significantly increase after walks in a forest.  Imagine the health benefit of a toboggan ride with your dog.   Fetched from Wall street journal

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Living alone in a LOCKDOWN

  Samantha is a young energetic world traveler who also happens to be my son's tutor.   She was finding that living alone in the lockdown has been very difficult being so isolated. Her friends, knowing how much she loves animals, suggested dog walking.  She has a boatload of experience caring for animals but hasn't officially joined an agency, or advertised. She joined Rover, a dog walking service and placed ads around the neighbourhood. Soon, she had three clients. Getting to be with animals again, has brought her so much joy. She says “It's that thing I look forward to everyday. I'm outside, walking, enjoying a very mild winter. It forces me into ravines, and to take more notice of squirrels,...

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