Friday, June 12, 2009

Mother of 3 :)


Pickle, Ruby and Harley

Someone commented on my blog "oh I can't believe you have 3 kids" Just to clarify, that these are my "kids" :) After a long day, it's such a joy to see them. Work requires me to attend so many events but nothing beats the welcoming committee waiting for me at home lol and they're always SO thrilled to see me. Makes me feel really special :) and just look at their faces? How to not be amused *chuckle"


Such great companions regardless of what ur doing round the house

When my sister first met them, she burst out laughing "oh my goodness! They're so ugly with faces only a mother can love" What nonsense! *eyes rolling* "They're adorable" I said to her though they have been called "fagly" as a breed yes, yes, I know. Well, moment she started hanging out with them, they grew on her like you can't imagine and now she looks forward to visiting them so there! *humph*

Harley as a puppy. Pugs always have so much facial expression!

They look perpetually concerned or deep in thought. Just cracks me up! If you talk to them, they will look straight at you and sometimes move their heads left to right (like a human would in conversation) as if they're really trying to understand what you're saying.


Scientific studies have said that petting a dog or cat can lower blood pressure and trigger the release of endorphins. Endorphins are your 'happy' hormones which put you in a good mood. They're also released through laughter, sex, exercise and having chocolates :)

And it's not just dogs and cats with therapeutic benefits. Even fish are said to lower blood pressure and have a calming effect on the brain.

You know there was this study done where those who watched fish in a corridor where they were seated opposite an aquarium had a lower pulse than those who didn't watch fish before their operation.


So if you don't have sex which is an excellent way to release endorphins *wink*, make sure you laugh A LOT and exercise regularly. Or you could also buy yourself a dog, fish, rabbit, bird or cat lol Hey, it's all pet therapy and it's really good for the soul! :)




12 comments:

Melissa Jane Lee w/o a chinese name =p said...

Hey Jojo... i think your fagly-s are cute. haha. I do think that if I get myself a dog, it'll be a bulldog... not too much difference rite? *winks* same kinda face. hhi

mark said...

yeah that's true, laughter...exercise, pets (and alchohol?). chocolates have never worked for me.

eh i think got difference la, bulldog and pugs. pugs are the fastest eater in the world, beat bulldogs anytime.

Melissa Jane Lee w/o a chinese name =p said...

mark.... haha i mean same muka lah ... lol. well exercise, sex and laughter yes =) chocolate makes one fat...not so good la. especially for me who indulge in it.

Igniz said...

Looking at your pictures has already made my endorphins active:P

But I agree with you, Jojo. Having a pet around us, (no matter what kind of pets) does improve us emotionally. It's like, they are the only 'people' who care for us when things have been so disappointing..:)

flora aka floriferous said...

Jojo, they r so cute..=P

i would realli love to have a dog one day..they r very good companions..*whee* till den i shall jus play wit my frens doggies..

freddy boy said...

cute your doggies! i like the lower bp study u mentioned, they should design hospitals with that idea..cool!

anisizatyA.J said...

ur dogs are uber cuteeee

Jessica said...

Cute dogs... ugly but adorable as defined in the dictionary :=)

KY said...

hye..i heard that u like pets and it good hobby. keep on doing it..

Jojo Struys said...

hahaha yup, i know what you mean by fagly but to me, they're just too cute. Straight up adorable!

Jojo Struys said...

Freddy boy, ur right. Why do hospitals have to be depressing. In fact, they're the most important place for people to be kept in a good mood so that people can recover better.

On fish, well, quite a few doctors offices have it (which is good, not all tho) but the hospitals themselves should have fish tanks in waiting areas. Gives more "life' to hospitals and people waiting have something to look at kan? :)

Pips said...

i like this... i need a therapy badly...
was thinking bout dog...
lols...

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