Our family had a sudden, unfortunate passing of our 10 year old Shetland Sheep dog a couple of weeks ago. We mourn his loss, and there will be no replacing him. However we have been lucky enough to get an new puppy am I am amazed what a puppy can do to lift the spirits of any individual or group.
We take the puppy everywhere (“Gus” is the new official mascot of Pediatrics of Florence) and it never ceases to amaze me how he puts everyone in a good mood. All stresses and tensions ease when there is a puppy around. Hold the puppy and any human instinctively must give love and affection.
Instead of tax credits, improved health care, or a better national economy, I truly believe all families would be better off if they could just be given a puppy.