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BOOMERS AND THEIR PETS ARE GOOD MEDICINE

Walk the dog, or pet the cat? 

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If normal pets are good for our health, then abnormal pets ought to be even better.

But first, what is a normal pet?

As kids we got whatever our parents brought home.

Rusty the cute little dog with a biting habit.

Tom, the king of the jungle cat who ruled over us all.

The occasional gold fish made the cut, but it’s mostly cats and dogs we’re drawn to.

What else qualifies, and what are their needs?

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Give a goat a cuddle, just be careful about the hooves.

They may lower your blood pressure, but not if you’re getting kicked.

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If the hooves don’t get you, the horns might.

Pet therapy and bulldogging a goat are not the same.

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Have you ever pet an affectionate turtle?

They’re not warm and fuzzy, but they are characters.

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Do they like flying around the backyard?

Do they take to humans? Yes, just don’t get them over-excited.

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If pets are good for human health, the same goes for pet health?

It’s still an open discussion.

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If you’re not used to pets, just stay nice and calm.

No fast moves and you’ll be fine. Be a steady baby boomer.

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If one bird pet is good for you, why not four?

If they calmly perch on your arms, up the game.

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These little peacocks are happy to help.

Bigger peacocks? Give it a shot. Either way, make friends with animals. Show them your best side.

Do the same health benefits from animals also come with kids and grandkids? If you have a burro named Burrito you can’t go wrong.

Let boomerpdx know your experience with both.

(No shirts were soiled during this post.)

 

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