Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Our Pets And Thanksgiving.......

It's important we remember our pets, past and present, for what they bring to our lives. Many lists detail the benefits of pet ownership. Pets are used for protection, they provide physical and emotional assistance, they help teach responsibility to our children. The main reason people have a pet, surpassing the more functional benefits, tends to focus on the unconditional love that we receive from our furry companions.
Topping the lists of favorite parts of pet ownership include: wagging tails; puppy breath; purring cats; getting woken up by a cold nose saying it's time to go out; the way a dog will chase the same squirrel that he's chased for the last five years with the optimism that this will be the day he will catch him; watching your cat ignore the $150 cat condo you bought and play for hours in the box it came in; the compassion your dog shows as he listens attentively to how you had a bad day; the way your cat chases the dot from the laser pointer, even though he can't ever seem to pick it up; your retriever's willingness to bring back that ball or stick even though he knows you're just going to throw it away again; and don't forget those doggy kisses we love to get while conveniently forgetting that the dog considers the toilet his personal water bowl.
Pets bring us joy and we should thank them! Don't be tempted to share your turkey dinner, but instead use the day off to give your dog an extra long walk or give your cat a kitty massage and brushing. The best way to thank them is with the gift of our time.
                                                            Dr Roger Smith, DVM


  1. I know for sure that mom is thankful for me! Happy Thanksgiving Noah!

  2. That is a great post Noah! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Lots of love, Holly and mom

  3. Very nice post, but maybe just a tiny bite of turkey??? Just kidding.

    Your pal, Pip

  4. That's very true! I'm still hoping for a taste of turkey, though!


  5. I think you hit the nail on the head. Mom's time is my favorite gift :)

    Followin your tail,

  6. Well said, Noah! There will be some extra yummy treats on the plates instead of turkey!

  7. This is perfect!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. What a wonderful reminder!
    May you have a happy Thanksgiving!

  9. What a nice thought. It's so true. I am grateful to have found my Shiva every day of the year. My life wouldn't be the same without her.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  10. Thanks for this very informative post, Noah. It all makes sense to us!

    By the way, you won our give-a-way!!! Just send us your snail mail address and we'll pass it on to the Hartz representative. I'm going to suggest the medium size ball, which is the one in the post pictures. I think they only make a small and medium, but check out www.hartz.com and take a look. If there is a color choice, please specify that too.

    Congrats and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. Great post - happy Thanksgiving!

  12. Well said mai pal! Well said.
    Your pals,
    Diane and Cosmo

  13. Well said! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!