Having a pet or pets at home is quite rewarding. Pets are good for your health, apparently. A cuddly cat, a loving dog: Some people are so attached to their pets you'd think they were part of the family. Well, as any pet owner will tell you, they are! But unlike relationships with human family members, which can sometimes be difficult and a source of stress, owning a pet can significantly improve overall health and reduce risk of disease.
When I moved here in the US from the Philippines four years ago, hubby and I bought a 3 year old half chow and half collie dog. And we named him BUDDY. Since we don't have Akesha back then, we treat him like our own son, and we even bring him to the dog parlor once in awhile. When Akesha came from the hospital, Buddy felt like his out of the picture. He maybe got jealous when Akesha arrived in our family, but now he's more than like a big brother to her. He protects Akesha every time we have people come over, or even when the doorbell rings. It is good to see them together playing, and it takes our breath away.
Once a year my sister-in-law take 2 weeks off vacation, and it happens that they owned a dog and nobody can look after their dog while they are gone. So since Monster and Buddy get along very well, she let us take care of Monster. A couple of weeks ago we doggysitted their dog. Akesha was having a great time with Monster, she was fascinated with Monster, and she follows him everywhere.