Animals are a necessary ingredient in our emotional well-being. Now more than ever we need a good dose of oxytocin.
Just by making eye contact, playing and hugging our dogs the oxytocin in both us and our dog goes up.
They are wonderful in a stressful situation
Dogs make people feel good. You may now find many dogs in some court rooms, exam study halls, hospitals, nursing homes, hospice care centres, classrooms, airports and elsewhere. And their only job is to help people in stressful situations feel better. Many people respond to dogs in a pawsitive way.
I may see if I can fit in my dogs bed now for a little snuggle.