Ever notice how you feel calmer when looking out the window? Feel more at peace when viewing a nature scene? Humans and nature have been linked together since human existence. Many doctor's and dental offices have aquariums with beautiful fish inside. These are not just for decoration. Studies have shown that patients waiting for their appointment who stared at the fish had a significant drop in blood pressure. Likewise pet owners are healthier than non-pet owners. Those of us with pets are better able to handle the stresses life sends us. We have lower blood pressure, fewer health problems, and have a better chance of surviving a heart attack.
Maybe he can't bring you the newspaper, but he can increase your health. So, go pet your pet and enjoy a reduction in blood pressure and all the other benefits your pet has to offer you.