• Learning,  Living with Children,  Play

    Why Children Need Pets

    I grew up with pets. As a matter of fact, my rather impulsive (he probably thought of himself as¬†forward thinking)¬†Dad brought home a puppy to my two brothers the day my Mom brought me home from the hospital. Because you know, an infant and a puppy go hand in hand. I’m sure the adult conversations in the house that day were not pleasant. Nevertheless, Pierre the poodle and I grew up pals. We had many hours of cuddles and talks in the night when I was small. When I was in the sixth grade, he was put down. I do not remember all the details of his illness, but one…