From across the pond, please meet Ted & Betty (Tibetan Terriers), who live in the UK (Facebook makes the world smaller 😊) with T1 Natasha, her husband Kevin, her mum and her brother Craig (who has autism and learning difficulties). Sounds like a full house which is full of love … and lots of wags.
Ted (who is now 3) and Betty (who is 2) are named after my adored and sadly missed Grandparents as I loved the names. They are so cheeky, funny, clever, manipulative, stubborn at times but adorable. And they bring so much joy. They really helped us all after our Dad died and especially for me with Diabetes burnout. We needed them and wouldn’t want to be without them now ❤️
THANK YOU, Natasha-Jane!!!
Are you a T1? Do you have a dog or a cat or a bird, a bunny, any fish?
Please share your stories here!
Send an email with a bunch of photos and a few stories to joanne@TheSavvyDiabetic.com … you and your pet will be featured on our Friday Savvy Pets blog!
The Anatomy of Dog Love was published on Rover.com, looking into the science behind why dogs and humans love each other and how pets impact our relationships.
Dogs are emotionally intelligent and experts at communicating with humans. And they can even tell that we love them back! They sense our emotions and take cues from our body language. That’s why gentle touch and eye contact with your dog are so important. Both stimulate the hormone oxytocin in dogs (and humans), producing feelings of relaxation and attachment.
Dogs deepen our relationships! Our survey shows that 71% of people in relationships say they’re more attracted to their partner after seeing how they care for their dog. What’s more, 56% of people in relationships say they spent more time as a couple after getting a dog.
Dog owners say their dogs are great judges of character, help them connect with their partners, and are stepping stones to building a family. In fact, 86% of people in a relationship agree that having a dog makes them feel more like a family. And two out of three dog owners say that having a dog has made them more confident in their parenting skills.
Read more: The Anatomy of Dog Love