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You can’t buy unconditional love at a pharmacy, so don’t expect Mom or Dad to give up Fifi or Fido.

One day he was jogging, and the next, my husband woke up with pneumonia. It was a scary six weeks of bed rest for him. My dog, Tigra, who had been coming to work with me for years, just looked at me the morning my husband got sick. She wouldn’t come with me. Instead, she stayed by his bedside night and day until he was better.

Dogs–how do they know these things?

When it comes to animals and our aging parents, we know the bond between animal and human that has probably existed from the beginning of humankind isn’t going away. Seniors depend on their pets for company and love in ways we may not always understand. continue reading>>

Source: Carolyn L. Rosenblatt,(Forbes, August 5, 2010)

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