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4 Heartwarming Examples of the Healing Power of Animals (Videos)

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Animals and humans share a deep connection that is strengthened in times of great emotional and physical distress. Nowhere is this phenomenon more apparent than when one witnesses the touching interactions that occur between animals and aging....

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Pat B (356)
Friday April 19, 2013, 6:40 pm
Aww.....LOVED this, Barb.!! So enjoyed watching the llama (my favorite), and of course, Ms. Maggie going around the home to visit with the elderly. I know that the older folks enjoyed seeing, and feeling the fur, and of course...getting a kiss from sweet Maggie. I so enjoyed this, wonderful.!! Thank you.! xox

Barbara K (60)
Friday April 19, 2013, 7:22 pm
Pets love us unconditionally; that is what is so great. We don't have to be perfect or dress perfect for them to love us. Sadly, even mistreated animals still love their owners. This is adorable, Sweetie, thank you.

Lydia S (155)
Friday April 19, 2013, 10:00 pm
Thanks for this Barb , Our animal friends are such a blessing .
It is such comfort to share in that .

. (1)
Friday April 19, 2013, 10:42 pm
Thanks Barb.

Past Member (0)
Friday April 19, 2013, 11:13 pm
Thanks BarbKnight .

James Merit (144)
Friday April 19, 2013, 11:34 pm
Awesome, thank you for sharing Barb!

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Friday April 19, 2013, 11:58 pm
Thanks Barb!! There is a connection between some animals and people that shows the mental connection between the two which shows how human some animals can be when it comes to affection. Cats and Dogs are really sensitive when it comes to the feelings of a human whether it be sad or happy, fear or anger, They pick up on these real fast especially when it comes to sadness..they seem to be like a shoulder to cry on!! Always faithful!

Birgit W (160)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 6:22 am
Animals are special. Thank you Barb.

Cathy A (67)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 7:07 am
Years ago when my Dad was in the Nursing home, I would sneak his little dog in to see him and he would light up like a Christmas tree! The nurses would comment on how happy my Dad would be after my visits...after a month of doing that, one of the Nurses caught me...she let it be our "secret". It truly did make a huge difference in my Dad's well being to be able to have his dog lay down next to him so he could pet him.
Thanks Barb!

Isa Villanen (44)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 10:00 am
Shared at least three times to my FB page, now noted

ilja c (48)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 10:40 am
Sorry, tryed several times, but page couldn' t be found. Pity, interesting subject.

. (0)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 1:30 pm
thanks for the post!

Florence Eaise (132)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 1:35 pm
Darn it!! For some reason when i click on the link it says they cant find it and that they lost it i'll try again later i really wanted to see something nice with animals for a change this stinks lol thanks Barb i'll try again later noted

aj E (164)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 1:39 pm

M B (62)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 2:01 pm
Thanks Barb, I face the same problems as Florence.....keep trying.

Veronica C (22)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 2:52 pm
"Uh-oh! The page you are looking for cannot be found."

I have seen this first hand at a nursing home as well. 2 greyhounds visit a nursing home that my grandmother was in every week. Every week, the lobby would fill up with residents to see them. The dogs were just as happy as the residents too~ competing with each other for attention! Unfortunately, the home my grandmother is in now doesn't have furry visitors.

Pat B (356)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 4:40 pm
When you click on 'Visit Site', go down three paragraphs, to 'Pets' in the grouping. There, you've found it.!! ;-)

Angeles Madrazo (298)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 6:40 pm
"Uh-oh! The page you are looking for cannot be found."

Devon Leonar (54)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 7:41 pm
Thank you for posting instructions on how to get to this site Gran Pat... and Thanks Barb for posting this... I love how Hospice uses the unconditional love of animals to care for the aged and dieing in ways that touch the heart where words are not needed at all........ When it comes down to it everything important is a feeling.

Lisa Z (168)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 11:45 pm
Wanted to share on FB but couldn't get to page. Wouldn't let me get to it.

paul m (93)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 4:41 am


Ruth C (87)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 7:56 am
Page cannot be found.

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 8:34 am
Strange, Barb, that link didn't work, it was missing the last 'l' in the html ending. That's happened to someone else in C2NN recently, it might be a Care2 glitch.

I didn't notice at first, when I noted this, as I had already read that story on Care2, so didn't click the 'visit site' link.

Here's the link again:

4 Heartwarming Examples of the Healing Power of Animals


Sharon W. (4)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 1:02 pm
And cats purring is an area healing spell :)

bev g (128)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 5:47 pm
lovely. this is why we have been GIVEN the animals on this Earth. BUT MAN is evil and hurtful and cruel.

Barb Knight (1688)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 6:03 pm
When I submitted this post, I made certain I had copied and pasted everything. I don't understand how some of my readers were able to find it and others weren't. Thanks for the link Zen!

greenplanet e (155)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 9:36 pm
Yes animals are amazing! They are very healing.

Carol H (229)
Monday April 22, 2013, 6:13 am
animals are awesome!!! thank you Barb, noted and enjoyed. thanks also to Zen for the link

Frances Darcy (133)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 9:53 am
Animals are amazing in many, many ways. Let us never forget to let them know their value.

Joanna M (139)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 9:30 am
I'm 32 and have been living with a serious chronic illness which regularly leaves me in a great deal of pain and exhaustion daily. My dogs KNOW when I'm feeling particularly awful, refusing to leave my side, giving me licks and nosing me. Obviously they can't "help" but they are indeed aware and empathize as best they can. And, for what it's worth, I DO always feel better when they're near.

Melania Padilla (122)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 3:48 pm
Awwww thanks! Animals rock!
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