That's Doctor Harrison To You!
"Dogs do as well as state-of-the-art screening tests at sniffing out people with lung or breast cancer. The research raises the possibility that trained dogs could detect cancers even earlier and might some day supplement or even replace mammograms and CT scans in the laboratory."
Sniffin', huh? And you thought that stethoscope was cold and clammy…
"The adage that 'a dog is a man's best friend' seems to be true,
especially when it comes to the elderly, for a recent research has revealed that lonely seniors would rather spend some time alone with a dog than with a bunch of people.
"The study of 37 nursing home residents showed that they preferred to receive weekly, 30-minute visits from pooches over other human beings. The residents found a little quiet time with the pooch is a lot nicer than spending time with a dog and other people.
"We had thought that the dog acts as a social lubricant and increases the interaction between the residents. We expected the group dog visits were going to work better, but they didn't,” he said.
"Researchers found that pets reduce loneliness in nursing homes by simply being with people as they give them something to talk about or an experience to share."
Not only that, we don't care if ya' tell us the same story fifty-seven times an hour. We'll listen. We always listen. Bet not too many of those 'other people' do that. They're too busy babblin' about what they think is important, which is usually them and their ideas.
Sorta' like those Demo-cat Senators on TV.
Hmmm… Maybe it's time we Republi-canines started runnin' for office.
posted by Harrison at 10:20 PM