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Seniors have a perspective and experience that should be sought out and celebrated, but often in today’s world they are neither seen nor heard.
That’s why this press release from the The Fountains at Millbrook retirement community (whose slogan is ” UNretirement living”) caught our eye:
Millbrook, NY, April 21, 2010 Six local moms with years and years of experience are among 150+ mothers nationwide who are speaking out in time for Mothers Day. Even though they raised their own children decades ago, the sage advice of these moms is just as meaningful today as it was some sixty years ago. In between managing todays hectic family schedules, working, carpooling, cooking PLUS diaper changes, young moms in 2010 can use all the advice they can get. ..
You’ll find a few nice snippets on the Fountains website.
I know that many families love the idea of a cuddly pet with a big red bow peeking out from under the Christmas tree. I wondered if bringing a pet home for the holidays is a really good idea. Let us know if you brought one home. And see what an expert had to say.
When looking for advice I go to an expert. So I turned Veterinarian Paul Johnson of Middletown to seek advice on getting a family pet.
“Biggest mistake people make is getting a pet during the winter holidays,” says Johnson.
Puppies need training and they need to go out often. With cold weather and slippery driveways, according to Johnson, puppies spend most of their time just navigating their terrain rather than being trained.
And then there is the commotion at home with parties, and trees and lights. Puppies are teething and exploring constantly and they are likely to get into trouble.
It is important to note, that like young children, puppies thrive on a schedule and the consistency of that schedule. Holiday time is usually the time when we enjoy not sticking to a schedule.
So Dr. Johnson advises, that if you are looking for a pet, wait til spring. “Easter is a great time to bring a pet into your home,” suggests Dr Johnson.
Many thanks to Dr. Paul Johnson, veterinarian with the Animal Health Center in Middletown for sharing his expertise.