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Friday, September 26, 2008

Phoebe Hawk Watch/Pet Fest


Blogger Phoebe here,

You've been listening to Lillian and Don tell you about their hawk watching fun. Well let me tell you about my hawk watching experiences. First of all, it had nothing to do with hawk watching. What really went on was that it was a pet fest, starring me! Cuz' I'm perfect.
I got petted by the third grade class. Their teacher took them to see hawks but all they wanted to do was to pet me. They were really good at it, I especially love the scratching of my chest.

Then there was the ecology class of older kids, who spent a lot of time petting and admiring me.

In my spare time, not that I had much, I was so busy getting petted, I let the other canine visitors admire me. Here's a 4 month old Golden Retriever puppy showing he's clearly interested in me.

and even a Pug came over to check me out. Reminds me of my Georgia boyfiriend, Stockton, the Pug whose breathing quickens evey time he sees me.

Speaking of petting, did you humans know that research has shown that petting a dog can lower your blood pressure, anxiety, triglyceride and cholesterol levels. Research has also shown that "after just 15 minutes of positive contact with humans, dogs have beneficial increases in hormones and neurotransmitters such as dopamine, oxytocin, prolactin, beta endorphins and beta phenylethylamine. Similar neurochemical changes occur in humans when they interact positively with dogs." (From article in the Mayflower Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club magazine The Corgi Cryer.) Win, win.

Until next time, this is Blogger Phoebe signing off
"Woof, Woof"

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey there Phoebe, we are two Dalmatians who were from a rescue organization in Miami. We just found our forever family 4 months ago and we are happy, healthy, and having so much fun and getting so much love and attention in our new home. So we agree with what you said in your blog!!! It's all good. Paws up to you, Seth and Quijote from Port St Lucie.

Lillian and Don Stokes said...

We received this letter to Phoebe,

Dear Phoebe,

I wrote to you last winter when I was still only a puppy (I am the one with the stupid owners who thought I might be carried away by an owl). Anyhow, keep up the good work keeping everyone's blood chemistry happy and all that, while secretly accomplishing your own agenda! Way to go - corgi power - and all that. Hope to meet you at a Mayflower Thingy someday.

Secretly in love with you,
Gryffin

Lillian and Don Stokes said...

Dear Gryffin,

Thanks for writing. Hope you get lots of pets from your owners. Maybe we will meet someday.

Corgis rule!!

Slurps from Phoebe