We all knew this anyway:
Lots of research has indicated that having a dog or a cat can help people live happier, healthier lives. But it’s been unclear whether there really is a cause-and-effect relationship between pet ownership and better physical and mental health. Now, new research indicates that the benefits of having a canine or feline companion are real and broad.
I know that there are few things that calm me down more than a little Lily therapy, which consists of me sitting on the La-Z-Boy with Lily in my lap with me petting her and telling her she is the most wonderful dog ever while she looks adoringly at me. Rosie sits underneath the leg of the chair chewing a bone, so when I try to put the recliner down she gets trapped and snarls and bites at my foot.
Because in the Cole household, bliss is only temporary in between the fighting, biting, and recriminations.