Those are for another post. Hey, it’s Rey! The Boss, as an FYI, is having some mom-care things to tend to, so ya got me again.
We were walking Button and Piggaletto in Kapiʻolani Park the other day—I had Bonzo in a cool new stroller—and thought a post about pets might be fun.
So, where to start, my friends? We-ell, Bonzo is my Checkered Giant rabbit. I rescued the cutie when his young owner had been murdered during the Can You Hula Like Hilo Hattie? caper. I never had pets prior. Man, did I miss out.
Button is JJ’s rescue mutt, a mix—let’s see if I can remember—right, of Havanese, Schnoodle and Chacy Ranoir. They’re breeds considered hypoallergenic, coz my cousin’s got allergies.
Piggaletto’s my best friend’s pot-bellied pig. I was kinda surprised when she brought the porker home one afternoon, and it took a wee bit of getting used to him, but he’s a sweetie and I’ve grown to really love the little guy.
Besides pets being fun and cute and just too lovable, I did some Googling and found out there are actual merits to owning one. Let me share . . .
There’s decreased: ♥ blood pressure ♥ cholesterol levels ♥ triglyceride levels (a type of fat found in your body, as an FYI) ♥ feelings of loneliness and/or stress.
And there’s increased: ♥ occasions for exercise and physical activities ♥ opportunities to meet people, make new friends (I know we’ve made a few since spending time in parks with the pets) ♥ sense of safety.
Additionally, having pets is great for kids—gives them a sense of responsibility and bonding. And, apparently, they can actually stop kids from developing allergies (JJ’s mom should have got her a cat from day one). And here’s one fact I find amazing: pets can help detect cancer. Like, who knew!?
There are so many animals in shelters, waiting to have a home, be loved and pampered (kinda like what we humans want). Please give [lots of] thought to adopting one. You’ll [both] feel better!