Whether it’s the Starbucks barista spelling your name right, working from home in your Wonder Woman pajamas or the smell of freshly cut grass, we all have our “little things” that make our day. These little things are the ones that greet us by the door, or the one that blinks as it purrs staring at you from its fav spot. Those dogs and/or cats: They mend our broken hearts, brighten our moods and remind us to stop working so hard. They can also make great travel companions.
They’re expensive and messy and they hog the bed. Yet if you’re among the millions of pet owners across the country, you just can’t imagine life without your beloved dog, cat or other animal companion. Why are we so hell-bent on making these critters part of the family? Probably because of the incredible health and happiness benefits they offer..Here are four reasons why you should have a pet.
1) They make us more active – Pet ownership is linked to a reduction in cardiovascular disease risk factors, such as lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels and a lower likelihood of obesity.
2) They help us develop empathy – kids who have pets become more nurturing, giving adults — perhaps because they learn from a young age that all living creatures need comfort and feel pain. But even people who bring home their first pet as an adult tend to develop a stronger sense of empathy, thanks to their furry or feathered buddy. “Taking care of an animal reminds you that all humans and animals have needs that may eclipse your own, and you’re able to see things from others’ point of view.
3) They give us a self-esteem kick – Maybe it’s because they make us feel needed — after all, someone has to fill up that food bowl and stop by the dog run every morning! Or perhaps it has to do with the unconditional love they shower us with, or the fact that they’re completely nonjudgmental about our lifestyles.
4) Petting them brightens our mood – it’s soothing for pets to be stroked and touched by us, but we get a huge physiological payback too: Just a few minutes of petting a pooch signals our brain to crank up production of the hormones serotonin and oxytocin — two calming chemicals that make us feel more relaxed and at peace.
Showcasing the awesome new works available now from some amazing designers.
So, what are you waiting for, come take a walk to our destinations for today: –
Grace Arbor Seat (Adult) CHEZ MOI – (New) @ Shiny Shabby;
GIZ SEORN – Thammy Dress [FatPack] Maitreya Lara with GIZ SEORN – HUD! Exclusive – (New) @ Shiny Shabby;
Onedecor. Magic Winter 4 – (New) @ Shiny Shabby;
Apple Fall Pine Cone Garland 2 – (New) @ PocketGacha – Apple Fall Christmas Bake-Off Gacha;
Apple Fall Tied Candy Canes – (New) @ PocketGacha – Apple Fall Christmas Bake-Off Gacha;
Nutmeg. Rattan Tote Carry, Light Blue;
-ATTIC- Lights Wreath RARE – (New) @ Kustom9;
-ATTIC- A Glass of Lights – (New) @ Kustom9;
.peaches. Virgin No More (decor only – reduced in size for blog) @ .Peaches
.peaches. Rustic Reclaimed Table – Dark @ .Peaches
dust bunny . christmas presents. type a;
JIAN Santa’s Samoyeds 14. Santa Pup Wanderer – (New) @ The Arcade;
Mosquito’s Way – Nimue for Maitreya
DaD DESIGN “Christmas Log basket” mt V.1.0
Pose: – AP- Ana Poses – Babylon 1 – (New) @ Shiny Shabby;.