Why Dogs Make the Best Friends

  1. http://men.msn.com/articlemh.aspx?cp...5558017&page=1

    I was just wondering if there was a relationship between pet type, gender and nursing specialty....Post your responses...
    Last edit by HM2VikingRN on Oct 23, '07
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  2. Poll: My favorite pet is

    • Dog

      65.50% 169
    • Cat

      13.57% 35
    • Both

      20.93% 54
    • other

      3.49% 9
    258 Votes / Multiple Choice
  3. 95 Comments

  4. by   Lizzy6
    Female, case manager and 2 loveable yellow labs. Labs make wonderful pets, they are gentle, fun, and love everyone & everything.
  5. by   loricatus
    Female, ER nurse, 1 male Newfoundland/Border Collie mix & 1 anxiety ridden, female Lab/Doberman mix who have become the substitute children during empty nest syndrome. Used to have a German Shepard which was my husband's "buddy" & felt that the article you provided described him and his relationship with his 'buddy' to a tee.
  6. by   underpaidrn
    female, home health administrator, five English bulldogs, three cats, and one cockatiel.:spin:
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Female, OR nurse, 1 Black Lab, 1 Chocolate Lab
  8. by   Tweety
    Male, two Italian Greyhounds, med-surg
  9. by   HM2VikingRN
    M Yellow lab couch potato hope to be ER RN....
  10. by   Spidey's mom
    ER . . . male chocolate lab mix (dd picked him out when she was 7 and she is 18 now and ignores him). Tabby cat that ds picked out.

    I like animals outside though . . . .no cat and dog "tush" on my furniture or bed. This only happened as I grew up - as a kid, I slept with all my animals.

    My oldest son's cat had kitties in his bed . . . that was memorable.

    We've had cats, dogs, a ferret, hamsters, birds, fish, horses, etc.

    steph
  11. by   sharona97
    IM/Critical care Female. Has female westie 7 y/o on this Valenine's day!
  12. by   HM2VikingRN
    I am particularly interested in the linkage between nurturance and dogs.......I think there are far more dog owners than cat owners on the boards but we shall see...
    Last edit by HM2VikingRN on Oct 23, '07 : Reason: spelling.....
  13. by   sharona97
    Quote from HM2Viking
    I am particularly interested in the linkage between nurturance and dogs.......I think there are far more dog owners than cat ownerrs on the boards but we shall see...
    Looking back to 4 years ago, I don't know what i would have done without Sasha, my dog. She knew i was sick and never left my side. Hope this helps.
  14. by   Jolie
    Female, former NICU nurse, now SAHM. I've always had dogs, never had cats, and have no interest in them. They seem too "aloof". I love an animal who is excited to see me and wants to keep me company. I have a 5 year-old Bouvier (100lb. cattle herding dog). He's calm, loving and gentle, although not very bright!
  15. by   Silverdragon102
    female 3 dogs 1 German shepherd and 2 mongrel rescue dogs

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