Your pets, dogs and cats, have a special way of their own to fill our lives. In a family unit with children, a pet can add so much joy and fun. With many lonely adults, a pet can fill a void. Maybe you don’t give much thought to how many blessings your pet brings into your life and how thankful you are for all they provide. Just their presence in your otherwise humdrum lonely and/or hectic life can bring peace and harmony into your home. At this time of being thankful in life, the friendly staff at your local pet supply stores, such as your Rockford Petsmart or Petco can help you with the many ways to show your pet your thankfulness in their lives.
As you give thankfulness during holidays (and throughout the year) don’t forget to be thankful for your dog or cat or other pet. Your pet provides more love than you can imagine. As you love your pet, the love is returned at least tenfold. It is amazing just how happy most dogs are (and some cats) when you return home. It does not matter how long you have been gone, your pet is so enthusiastic to see you. Personally, my kids weren’t as happy to see me as the dogs.
Dogs and cats make great companions. In your hectic or lonely life, coming home to a pet gives you something to look forward to. You know you will be truly appreciated and loved as you enter that door. When you take your dog outside, you will note how a pet attracts others to talk to you. Studies have shown that babies and pets will attract others to talk to you while without your pet, most people will just “walk on by.” There are very few people that do not recognize the special gift of a dog’s unconditional love and attention.
If your dog or cat is your sole companion most times, you better believe they love communicating with you. Never think that your pet is not grateful when you talk to it. The pet may not understand every word you are saying but do take it all in without interrupting you, answering back or disagreeing with you. In fact, you can tell your pet your deepest of secrets and know the secret is safe. Talking to your pet is an outlet for you while at the same time shows your pet love and attention.
Pets can be a motivator for exercise. Most pets love and need a certain amount of exercise daily for good health – just as you do. You get the best of both worlds when walking your dog. You also get walking while exercising your dog and it is a great bonding time as well. The same goes for playing games such as fetch. Anything that gets your dog moving will get you moving and the bond stronger between you and your dog (and cats, too, when it comes to playing their favorite toy.)
For many, a pet can be a big security relief, especially dogs. Maybe you have a “watch cat” at home but most times people think twice about bothering someone when they hear loud barking. Not all dogs are vicious to intruders and may lick them rather than bite them, but strangers would not know that. Cats on the other hand can be a security in case of fire or other incidences by snuggling around you to let you know they sense something inappropriate at home. Either way, just having a pet by your side in your home can make you feel more secure. They do have a 6th sense in knowing something is wrong before you would ever know it yourself. Never underestimate what they may be trying to tell you.
There are many reasons to feel thankful and blessed to have a pet. At times of giving thanks, remember to honor the ones who don’t judge but actually love and bond with you without rules and expectations – just unconditional loyalty.
For all your pets needs in Rockford, go to your local PETCO – 6305 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 229-0184 – http://www.petco.com/or your local PETSMART – 6320 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 397-7880 – http://stores.petsmart.com/result-details.php?store=493 – PETLAND, (815) 332-4200 – www.petland.com/
For many of your pets essentials, visit your local Rockford area CVS pharmacies. There are four convenient locations – 3134 11th Street, Rockford, IL 61109, (815)398-0048 – 110 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61108 –
3718 Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103, (815)877-9620- 2454 S. Alpine Rd.,
Rockford, IL 61108, (815)399-5421- http://www.cvsphoto.com/home
Looking for wholesome, natural and homemade treats for your favorite canine best friend, Ledfoot’s Pet Bakery near the Rockford area is happy to meet your needs. Check out the website at http://LEDFOOTSPETBAKERY.COM. You can contact Susan Weitzel at 815 784-6358, susan@Ledfootspetbakery.com.
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