What's New This June!
June 1, 2004
In This Issue:
1. Cordy Had A Litter of 3!
Baby, AKA Sugar Booger, goes to live with D. J. and Trudy in AL.
Blue Baby and Green Baby both go to TN to live with Dan and family and
Audrey and Rick.
this link to see Cordy's pups:
Chloe Had A Litter of 4!
on this link to see Chloe's pups:
Baby goes to live with Lee in AL.
The three girls will live with Jerry and Alice in MS, Ashley in MS,
and Raymond in FL. It will be a year before we breed Chloe again.
a Pooch Can Lift Your Mood
time with your dog may help fight depression.
Giving your dog a good tummy rub may do more than just make Fido
New research shows people may also reap the benefits of petting a
pooch, and you don't even have to roll over.
Researchers found petting a dog prompted levels of the "feel
good" hormone serotonin to rise in humans and may help fight
preliminary results indicate that levels of serotonin, a hormone in humans
that helps fight depression, rise dramatically after interaction with live
animals, specifically dogs," says researcher Rebecca Johnson,
professor of nursing and veterinary medicine at the University of
Missouri-Columbia, in a news release. "This hormone is critical in
the psychological well-being of an individual. In addition, we have
discovered that there is no substitute for the real thing."
study also tested the effects of petting a robotic dog and showed
interacting with an electronic dog actually caused serotonin levels to
say the findings provide further evidence that having a dog as a pet can
offer valuable social support and companionship.
presented the findings at the Companion Animals: Fountains of Health
conference at Barcelona Autonomous University last month.
More Reason Dogs Are Man's Best Friends
addition to serotonin, we also are seeing increases in the amounts of
prolactin and oxytocin, more of those 'feel good' hormones," says
research also is trying to determine what types of people would best
benefit from being with animals," says Johnson. "By showing this
benefit, we can help pet-assisted therapy become a medically accepted
intervention that might be prescribed to patients."
also need to study how the animals react to this attention," says
Johnson. "It's important to know when we take dogs to nursing homes
or hospitals for therapy if they are feeling any kind of stress. We need
to find the right balance where both animals and humans can benefit from
interacting with each other."
Westie Books On Website!
sure to check out our new “Westie Books” page.
You will find good reading about your Westie as well as some books
for the kids from Amazon.com.
Highland White Terriers (Complete Pet Owner's Manual)