JUST THE WOOF OF US

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Just the two of us!

I made a typo in the title but decided to keep it. Since Princess A thinks she is a dog it seems more fitting.

Princess A is back to licking me instead of kissing me and she regularly hides in Freckles’ cage. She can also hug Freckles now which is so adorable.

Luckily, a new study came out that exposing young children to dogs is beneficial for their health. DUH! Apparently, dogs are so disgusting that they track in tons of germs that help babies create antibodies or something. I agree with that but feel like dogs help children’s emotional health as well. They teach a child how to take care of something, be gentle, and they offer unconditional love. Also, many tears can be stopped by a single dog kiss!

New York moms are obsessive about the new it science study so now when Amelia gets asked out on a play date moms ask for me to bring along Freckles. I have to say Princess A, Freckles, myself, and her friends are loving this. I don’t feel guilty when we have to leave Freckles at home and don’t have to rush home to walk him. Princess A seems more confident at play dates when Freckles is around. The children think Freckles is hysterical. And well Freckles… he is learning to deal with life in the limelight. Just Kidding! He is loving the extra attention and when he realizes we are on a play date he immediately rolls onto his back so the kids can rub his belly.

I am really glad this study came out but seriously it’s kind of a no brainer. Doing a study to see if dogs are good for kids is like doing a study to see if air conditioning feels nice in 100 degree weather.

Stay Glamorous,

Shannon Sutherland

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4 Responses to “JUST THE WOOF OF US”

  1. Karen Dent July 13, 2012 at 7:31 PM #

    I agree with you. Dogs to me are an essential part of my family. That is why when Kalie died in Feb, I only lasted two days before I informed Matt that we needed another dog. I think pets of any kind teach so many valuable life lessons, including compassion for another creature. Having Kalie get sick and die was devastating for our family but it also helped my kids learn to deal with death. They had lost grandparents and a couple great-uncles before, but Kalie really hit home for them. Now they are learning about caring for a puppy and how much responsibility that is. They are really getting their eyes opened LOL!
    My house will always have a dog. As much work as they are, it is worth every second.
    Karen

    • Shannon July 13, 2012 at 7:50 PM #

      We will always have a dog as well. I am so sorry about Kalie but it’s good you were able to get a new dog and that your kids are learning from the experiences!

  2. Camilla (@Gamolie) July 13, 2012 at 9:06 PM #

    Children who have animals from birth (or before) are also less likely to be allergic to animals. Something about exposing them to the dander and allergen histamines in your blood and then before they start to develop their own histamines makes them less likely to react to them.

    • Shannon July 13, 2012 at 9:14 PM #

      I did not know it helped them before they were born. Princess A is covered because all I did while pregnant was cuddle with Freckles!

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