March 2014 Newsletter
"March...In like a lion, out like a lamb."Here are some fun "holidays" to celebrate in March!
Please be advised...There will be NO SERVICE from March 7-15, 2014 and July 3-15, 2014
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Why Do Cats Purr?Taken from Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff
Contentment, comfort, security... for many pet owners, the humming purr of a squinting cat is the unmistakable signal that their feline is happy and healthy. 1. In many ways this is true: behaviorists believe the original function of purring was to enable a kitten to tell his mother that "all is well." This often occurs during nursing. A kitten can't meow and nurse at the same time, but can purr and nurse without any problem. The mother often purrs back, reassuring the kitten using this tactile, resonant communication. This is why your cat purrs when petted, instinctively giving the signal "all is well," a message you can both feel and hear. But this isn't the only message purring may signal: 2. Older cats purr when they play or approach other cats, signaling they are friendly and want to come closer. 3. Cats also purr when they are distressed or afraid. Sick and injured cats, and those in veterinary offices often purr. It is thought that this is the cat's way of reassuring and calming herself. Purring is one of several methods of non-verbal communication felines use to convey their moods and needs. Others include squinting or slow blinking, stretching, scratching, facial rubbing, and spraying. So the next time your cat is purring deeply while curled in your lap, try purring back - she'll know what you're saying!
The Humane Society could use some help! I will even pick up and deliver!
It's Just a Dog
From time to time people tell me, "Lighten up, it's just a dog," or, "That's a lot of money for just a dog." They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent or the costs involved for "just a dog."
Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a dog."
Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog," but I did not once feel slighted.
Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "just a dog," and, in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a dog" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.
If you, too, think it's "just a dog," then you will probably understand phrases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise."
"Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy.
"Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience that makes me a better person.
Because of "just a dog" I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future.
So for me, and folks like me, it's not "just a dog" but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past and the pure joy of the moment.
"Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.
I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a dog" but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a human."
So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog." just smile....because they "just don't understand."
A Personal Note:
I hope everyone has a fabulous March! Thank you again for your continued loyalty. For Pet's Sake Pet Sitting, LLC is very blessed to be able to serve the good people and pets of West El Paso and the surrounding areas. Please feel free to give my name out to anyone in need of pet care. For Pet's Sake Pet Sitting, LLC is properly insured and bonded, nationally certified, and enjoys an "A" rating with the Better Business Bureau. It is my mission to provide the absolute best care possible to each and every client. Thank you. ~Stephanie
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