Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Bonding

Having a pet is such a wonderful way to de-stress. They don't even realise how much they give to us by just being themselves. They live in the moment the way children do so they're really LIVING.

I've read somewhere that adults should observe kids and animals if they want to learn how to be more relaxed. It's about being 'present' right now and enjoying the moment, not backtracking into what you did wrong last week or beating yourself up over something you can't change.

Of course it's easier said than done but when you focus on now (which is all you have because you can't BE anywhere else other than now), you feel a release from your past and future thoughts. It's unhealthy to dwell on 'yesterday' or 'worry' about tomorrow because it's not 'here' yet.

That's the cool thing hanging out with my pugs. I feel the tensions of my day just draining away when I'm with them. Pets and kids are like a therapy for us adults. One of them is sleeping on my lap right now as I type this so I should go now. It's bed time for all of us, nightey zzz

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have a dog I watch TV with. It's so nice having a constant companion. By the way, have to thank you for that tip on MIX fm about not feeding dogs chocolates. I didn't know that. Lucky you mentioned it...

Mei Ling

Anonymous said...

I have always had dogs since I was a small boy. The saying of 'A Dog is a mans best friend" is so true. My dog (a rottweiler) in England was one of my favourites. I used to cuddle him to sleep when he was a puppy and this is something which I recommend all owners to do as part of 'bonding'. Obviously, you dont need to do this every night but I feel it really helps the puppy get familiar with your scent. This small puppy became my best friend for 8 years till he died of cancer. He was a Rottweiler and there are stigmas around these breeds but he really was a big softie. Everyday when I came back from School, he used to wait for me on the sofa watching all the cars go by and when he saw me, my mum said he always did this funny howl out of excitement. :)

Thanks for your blog on bonding. It has made my day :)

James

Jojo Struys said...

What a wonderful story James. Thanks for sharing that. I know what you mean,

jojo :)

ming siew said...

i have 2 pugs too!and yes i got them since they were 3 weeks old i think.Not too sure of their age back then.One is black in color and the other is brown.They are married but have no kids...sigh...but that could be good too, cause i dont think ill be able to take care of their offsprings.They are 8 years old now, kinda old but i still love them like crazy.Pugs are the cutest aint they?they make my day.miss them tons cause im elsewhere studying.ur blog post just reminds me of them..

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