Pet Your Dog, Stress is Gone

by Darlene

My dogs keep me sane. Plain and simple. I've been working 7 days a week for about 3 weeks now in a retail job and when I come home, I'm really dragging and stressed out.

But when I see my two "kids" Lady and Kelsey and their tails are wagging and the happiness on their faces to see me, all the stress melts away.

I sit down and pet them, scratch their ears, they lick my hand and give me lots of love and support. I sure need that after a long day.

Yes, pets can de-stress your life. Just by petting them your blood pressure is lowered and breathing returns to normal and you are in a state of relaxation.

Doctors would say "take two aspirins and call me in the morning". Dog owners say "pet your dog, relax and feel the love." Life goes on.

Darlene from

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I agree!
by: Jill R.

Hi Darlene,

I couldn't agree more! I always tell people that when I come home from work my dog acts as if it is the best day EVER just because I came home... and his happiness and excitement rubs off on me and I'm instantly relaxed and happy. It really doesn't get any better than that!

Thanks for sharing... and I love your website!

Jill R.

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