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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: On My Selecltion October 18, 2015

Posted by wmmbb in DOG BLOG -.
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As always there are quite a few issues with the title. Of course, it is not a selection in quite the Dad and Dave sense. Still this suburban block abutting the bush is a home for Dexter and Hannah.

It turns out it is very difficult for some people renting properties to have pets. And if they do have dogs as pets, they are not likely to be of the size and variety of Dexter and Hannah.

Adele Richmond covered many of the problems for people seeking rental accommodation in Nelson, New Zealand:

A Nelson couple with four dogs are feeling “depressed, hurt and hopeless” after more than two dozen landlords have rejected their tenancy applications.

Now they are calling on local landlords to establish a database of pet-friendly properties to aid dog-owners in their search for rental accommodation.

Anne Marie and William Cleaver will have to leave their current home on Motueka Street at the end of the month, but cannot find a landlord willing to accept their three chihuahuas and nine-year-old stafford.

There are two sides to this story. However, once you have dogs for some time you become attached to them. My view is that dogs can teach us about dealing with death.
(They also serve to keep active, which otherwise, I consider would not happen.) Since we are mortal we have to accommodate death. In this case, what is true for dogs is just as true for humans.

Kellie Scott for ABC News reported:

Dying in the comfort of your own home may result in a more peaceful death, with similar pain to being in hospital and less intense grief for loved ones, new research suggests.

The study from Cicely Saunders Institute at King’s College London found terminally ill cancer patients who died at home experienced similar pain levels but more peace in their last week of life compared to dying in hospital.

Relatives of more than 350 passed cancer patients took part in the study, which was published in BioMed Central. Half of those died in hospital and half at home.

Lead author Barbara Gomes said patients often feared being at home, believing they were placing a burden on their family.

“However, we found that grief was actually less intense for relatives of people who died at home,” she said.

I hope to die at home – hopefully that will not be too bad for anyone else.

Selecting the photos I find to be difficult, but I do my best to create variety and interest. This week the selection was undertaken with the following result, supported by Silent Partner playing, “Staring at the Valley”:

Looking for an appropriate lyric, I came across: “I will get by”, “We will get by” and others with reference to feeding the dog from the Grateful Dead’s “Touch of Grey”:

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