Reading the new LIFE magazine’s “Dogs, Why We Need Them, Why They Need Us” collector’s item and I am mesmerized by the stories and the photography!
While shopping at the supermarket and waiting in line to pay, I found the new LIFE magazine “Dogs, Why We Need Them, Why They Need Us.” The magazine is a collector’s item, so I decided to buy it.
The photography is phenomenal, the articles and stories are entertaining and informative. I learned that the dog population in the United States is roughly 90 million dogs and counting.
Many of us are dog lovers, and the proof is in the pudding “Marley and Me” six million copies sold and a blockbuster. “A Dog’s Purpose” book which not only was sixty-three weeks in a row on the best seller list but a movie was produced too.
Dog Ownership by the Numbers
The pet industry is growing and will continue to grow in the years to come. The American Pet Products Association says that over the last 30 years pet ownership has gone from 56% to 68% of all households driven by differences in culture and behaviors.
The millennial and Generation Z consumers are embracing pet-ownership and pet-loving lifestyles to a far greater extent than their parents. Some statistics mention that baby boomers account for 32% of pets ownership, while younger generations account for 62% of pet ownership in the United States.
Pet Ownership Isn’t New
Pet ownership has a long history. Egyptians had adoration for cats, but there are traces in their paintings that they owned canines too. Prehispanic cultures like the Aztecs praised the Xoloitzcuintli (pronounced “show-low-eats-
A hairless dog considered the Aztec dog of the Gods, a healer, occasional food source, and, most importantly, guide to the Underworld for those passing to the next life. Nowadays serves as a watchdog and family pet in many Mexican households.
We love dogs and they love us too
Many say that a home isn’t one until a dog joins our family and becomes an integral part of our life. Depending on the breed and training a dog can play many roles. They are companion, a playmate, a healer, for service, to protect, and provide peace.
Our Bella is a therapy dog; she serves our family and the community bringing love and comfort to special needs children and the elderly.
Many dogs are trained for protecting and serving in the military.
The last section of the LIFE magazine’s “Dogs, Why We Need Them. Why They Need Us” is all about that. The story about rescue dogs in NY’s ground zero reminded me of Mexico’s earthquakes tragedy. The last section of the LIFE magazine’s “Dogs, Why We Need Them. Why They Need Us” is all about that. The story about rescue dogs in NY’s ground zero
Dogs can be Heroes too!
I am from Mexico, and I experienced the 1985 Mexico City earthquake which struck in the early morning of September 19th. More than 10,000 people died as a result of the quake, some 30,000 others were injured, and an estimated 250,000 people were left homeless.
Thanks to rescue teams that came from Asia, Canada, and Germany bringing rescue dogs many people were able to be removed from the rubble, and that created the need for having rescue dogs specialized in earthquake rescue.
Now, Mexico has one of the most recognized dog rescue teams in the world, making the difference in helping people everywhere they are needed. Frida is a rescue dog that belongs to the Mexican Navy, and she has been considered a hero by many, as she saved fifty-two people after the earthquake that happened on September 8, 2017.
God creates them and we cannot live without them. They touch our hearts and soul. And evenTails Diary
afterlife they are there watching our steps.