Pets are Wonderful

Reblogger Karen Burket
Mortgage and Lending with Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank

My friend John posted this....our dear Rodney is very much a part of our FAMILY and I couldn't agree more to this.  Thanks, John for posting!  

Original content by John M. Scott BRE# 01442690

I just read on SFGate.com that new research published by the American Psychological Association (APA) shows that pets are also important sources of social and emotional support for "everyday people."

Well, knock me over with a feather!

They said, "Specifically, pet owners had greater self-esteem, were more physically fit, tended to be less lonely, were more conscientious, were more extraverted, tended to be less fearful and tended to be less preoccupied than non-owners."

Just take a look at the following photo of my 3 Chows. You see Love, Carefree Happiness and Caring all in one photo. Doesn't need a scientific study....

My Chows

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Rainer
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John Michailidis
Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee - Sarasota, FL
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Indeed they are! Thank you for re blogging for us!

Jul 11, 2011 05:20 PM #1
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Doug Bullwinkel
Envoy Mortgage,NMLS ID 6666 - Roseville, CA
Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #281609

I already know all about the benefits of pet ownership.  Thanks for bringing this to the attention of the AR members.  I might want to add that dogs have much more benefit than cats so please keep that in mind when shopping for a new pet.

Jul 11, 2011 07:08 PM #2
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
LandlordWhisperer

 

We love you Mom and there is something in the bushes that smells GOOD and makes NOISE!

 

Jul 11, 2011 11:20 PM #3
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hi Karen,  My Brandy is family to us, she is a sheltie, as a pup she drove me to drink, so that is how she got her name.  Now she is my buddy.

Jul 12, 2011 02:33 AM #4
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Karen Burket
Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank - Medford, OR
Valley Mortgage Grou, Conventional, FHA, VA, mortgages

You are most welcome SaraMana...Thank you! 

Hi Doug...glad you enjoyed this article from John.  Our Rodney is definitely a spoiled part of our family!

Morning Wallace!  Handsome buddies you got there!

Hi Will!  We had a yellow lab growing up named Brandy.  I think she drove my dad to drink too!  ;-)

 

Jul 12, 2011 06:18 AM #5
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John M. Scott
BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties - San Francisco, CA
Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area

Thanks Karen! Now Rico, Kevin and Ponche will be famous!

Jul 12, 2011 06:48 AM #6
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Karen Burket
Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank - Medford, OR
Valley Mortgage Grou, Conventional, FHA, VA, mortgages

They've surely got STAR POWER John!  :)

Jul 12, 2011 07:33 AM #7
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Karen Burket
Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank - Medford, OR
Valley Mortgage Grou, Conventional, FHA, VA, mortgages

Tagrid, Ollie doesn't appear to be spoiled ONE LITTLE BIT!   ;-)    He's definitely a keeper!  :)

Jul 12, 2011 10:06 AM #9
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Jason Frey
PureWest, Inc. - Livingston, MT

Karen - I've never been a small animal guy, was raised on a ranch, surrounded by cows and horses all day.  However, over the last 4 months I have been almost jonesing to get a dog....can't explain it.  Then I watched "Marley & Me" this weekend, now getting a dog is nearly an obsession.  With three kids under 5, I have no time to train a dog....but I can't.....stop.....thinking....about it.  LOL!  Nice repost.
All best,
Jason

Jul 12, 2011 07:28 PM #10
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Karen Burket
Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank - Medford, OR
Valley Mortgage Grou, Conventional, FHA, VA, mortgages

Morning Jason!  Oh c'mon.....do it for THE KIDS!!!  They NEEEEED a DOG!  (ok, do it for yourself too ;-)

Having a pet is wonderful.  They really do become part of the family.  I'm going to look forward to an upcoming post from you introducing the new pooch!

Have a great day!

Karen 

Jul 13, 2011 06:53 AM #11
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