There have been a lot of pets in the news lately. Here's a round up.
US Weekly: Prince William and Kate Middleton getting a puppy for Christmas
ABCNews: Gingrich to Campaign with Pets and Music
USAToday: President Obama, dog Bo go Christmas shopping
The White House Christmas decorations include Bo. Here's a look at the making of some of the decorations from whiteouse.gov.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
National Journal: President Obama and Bo Go Holiday Shopping -- PICTURES
Friday, December 2, 2011
|From the Washington Post.|
A law student from George Mason noted the benefits,
“Especially this time of the year, law school seems to ruin your life,” said Allison Tisdale, 24, a third-year from Texas who didn’t go home for Thanksgiving because she had to study. Holding a squirming puppy, she said, “you get to be human again.”
Research continue to show the effectiveness of animals to help people deal with stress.
Politicians deal with stress every day and it's important to understand that as public officials, they must be able to deal with their stress in order to do their job effectively. Some lawmakers, including Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown already understand the important role animals can have in their offices and often bring their animals to work.
More lawmakers should consider bringing their pets to work for the benefit the staff and their own health.