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Pet Therapy for the Nurse?

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Have you ever noticed if someone owns a pet, that they are generally good people and fun to be around?

Do you have a pet?

Do you notice the stress relief they bring us?

My Boston Terrier just ate a bug and then made an aweful face!!!LOL Just sitting on the porch typing, and he is still entertaining. Made me think of a great topic: PET THERAPY

HE IS A LITTLE COMEDIAN, ALWAYS HAS BEEN!!!! THEIR JOB MARKET IS AS PEEKID!!!!

How has your pets affected your life? OH THE JOY MINE HAS GIVEN ME:redbeathe

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I have a sharpei and a pitbull that greet me initially with growls when I come home at 6am, then proceed to attack me with wagging tails, dog stretches, and kisses. Nothing like coming home to your kids! Of course, the wife and hot tub are great to come home to as well, haha.

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I love exotic animals like hedgehogs, birds, and got a koi pond installed.

Needless to say, I am a nurse, not a zookeeper, . . .They've all died.

BUT IT WAS FUN WHILE IT LASTED!!

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I can't have a pet where I'm living now, but whenever a therapy dog comes to my floor you better believe I'm snuggling up to them. I think hospitals should have a therapy pet specifically for the staff. Of course, we'll share with the patients. A dog/cat/lizard makes everyone feel better!

I've also adopted my best friend's standard poodle as my surrogate pet. She's so shaggy she looks like a sheep at the moment. It's great! She's such a goofball.

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Braincandy...pretty baby.

One day I came home and the kids and dog came running to the door, wriggling and happy to se Mommy. My husband made a crack and said.....why don't you greet me like you greet the dog? I told him if he came running up to me wriggling all over, kissing my face and flipped over so I could rub his belly....he just might get a better greeting.:smokin:

My husband has decided he wants to be reincarnated as my dog......:lol2:

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we own a beautiful miniature yorkie which has become the princess or better yet the diva of the house. however, she's not your typical yappy-dog as a matter of fact when she hears something outside the house, she let's out a small bark and looks at you like "ökay, i did my job to warned you, now you go & check it out" having said that, she hasn't met a stranger, she's very friendly with everyone. no doubt, she has truly become part of our family and she travels everywhere we go, even on vacations :d oh! and for those that are not aware there are many hotels that catered to pet lovers, below you'll see what our princess looks like, i found this picture that looks just like our nikki.

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I have 3 cats and 4 bunnies. I can't imagine a life without animals. There's nothing like having a bad day, and then one of my furkids snuggles up next to me and purrs while I pat them. Stress goes right out the window!

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I know therapy animals are mighty awesome, and serve a high purpose, but it's amazing the amount of stress our untrained and uncertified animals can take from you just by giving you a laugh, a momentary diversion from your thoughts, or demanding all your attention and affection.

For the trade they give us lifetime of loyalty, the deepest love I have ever known, and a joy that can thaw the heart from any iceover. My dog can reach me when I have hid myself in the darkest room of my mind in escape. He's a rescue dog! He saw my darkest days of addiction, my recovery, and my limping walk back to normal life. I couldn't have done it without that look of, "I don't care WHO you are, or WHAT you have done, I LOVE YOU!,. . . . Now throw my ball and get over yourself!"

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We have 2 dogs, 2 inside cats, 4 barn cats (one was a walk-on), and 3 horses. Our younger dog is the best medicine I can imagine. He is very much a snuggler and will come up and lean on us, put his head on our chest...all he wants is hugs and cuddles. He is also very much a character and cracks us up regularly. Between him and the big cat, who is a total lap cat (the other inside cat likes to be near us, but not on us), the stress just seems to melt away. It is hard to be stressed with an almost 20 lb purring calico on your lap!

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I had the pleasure of having an amazing little boston in my life for 10 years. His name was Taz. He wasn't the brighest crayon in the box so as to speak, but he was my baby. Now I am blessed to have another canine critter, a boxer named Bruno. He is spoiled like crazy and I love him as much as I do my kids!

Dogs are awesome creatures, and you can tell a lot about a person by the way they treat their pets. I would be shattered if something were to happen to my baby. And I can see that you love yours immensely as well.

Nice to meet a fellow dog lover. Many happy years to you and yours!

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