Paying Proper Respect to Man's Best Friend - Woman's Too!!

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Of course I'm talking about our furry 4-legged friends, the dogs.Border Collie

They give us companionship, comfort, understanding, and emotional therapy. They protect us and serve as our doorbells. They even warn us when we're choosing the wrong companions.

Mine are alarm clocks - keeping track of me throughout the evening hours and letting me know when it's time to get up and take a break. (Because the clock says 9 or 11 and it's time to go outside.)

Dogs (and cats) are often the only reason for some shut-ins to open their eyes in the morning.

And once again they're proving that they're better than technology...

For instance, according to a recent Newsweek article, Labradors can detect certain cancers with a 98% accuracy, while technology is correct only 10% of the time.

German Shepherds can detect roadside bombs more accurately than technology - in spite of the $20 billion cost of that technology.

And of course we all know how dogs can find and rescue lost people - even when they don't want to be found. (Who hasn't seen an old movie with the hounds tracking an escaped convict.)

two dogsDogs save lives every day, and yet we humans treat them with utter disrespect.

The work the large breeds do is impressive, but small breeds work hard too. Studies have found that little guys like Jack Russell terriers can sniff out bedbugs with a 95% success rate - which is 3 times better than mere sight detection. They're now being "hired" by professional exterminators.

And of course they're just as good if not better at the companionship job. After all, they fit on a lap.

Kudos today to all those struggling to save the dogs and cats made homeless by the tornados... and prayers to all those critters and their human families.


I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.

Abraham Lincoln


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Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677

I love my furry friends.  Very nice post.

Apr 30, 2011 11:32 AM #1
Ann Bellamy
Hard money lending for investors in NH and MA - Tyngsboro, MA

I can't live without mine.  They go everywhere possible with me.  And since I don't show houses, but lend money, they pretty much go everywhere, hot weather excepted.

thanks for posting this!

Apr 30, 2011 11:37 AM #2
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

Though I don't own a dog I live in a neighborhood full of them so I get my doggie fix on a daily basis.

Apr 30, 2011 12:46 PM #3
John Howard
Century 21 LeMac Realty - Mountain Home, AR
GRI, Mountain Home, Arkansas 870-404-3614

Marte,  They really do become part of the "family".  I have had a dog since I was a toddler...longggg time.

Apr 30, 2011 12:49 PM #4
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Cindy - me too, I can't imagine life without them.

Ann - Mine get to do that now too, since the only place I usually go is the grocery store, library, bank, etc... Hot weather puts a kink in things though - ever since the grocery store cut down their big shade tree to make room for more parking spaces.

Cindy - My neighbor used to say he didn't need a dog because he had our three. Now his girl Freckles rules his life.

John - Right, me too. The only time I haven't had a dog or a cat or both was when I was away at college.

Apr 30, 2011 12:56 PM #5
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Marte - Love this! Pets are so wonderful; my husband Herb and I look forward to when we can have a dog.

Apr 30, 2011 02:31 PM #6
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Judy - You won't be sorry. They're the most loyal companions you could ever find.

Apr 30, 2011 02:46 PM #7
Tatyana Permanova
Highlight Realty - Fort Lauderdale, FL
561-756-6962 - Miami, Fort Lauderdale | Boca Raton RE

Pets are truly wonderful! We have two dogs and cat...

To me, they are my children who never grow up....


Apr 30, 2011 03:05 PM #8
Joe Kenny
Realty Executive Midwest - Darien, IL
Better Than Your Average Joe

Marte, somebody messes with my Charlie I will be on them like yellow on Big Bird.  I love my dog.

Apr 30, 2011 04:02 PM #9
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
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Tatyana - They are kind of like kids - but sometimes more intelligent than adults. They only get excited over the "real stuff" not the trivia!

Joe - We feel just that way about Ralph, Suzie, and Pepper. Don't mess with my dogs!!

Apr 30, 2011 04:05 PM #10
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