23 May 2007

Ryukin Goldfish

Today I bought myself a new Ryukin Goldfish.

Press Release: "Meron tayong bagong friends (goldfish)
Reactions:
Mama: kebs
Ryan: mahal ba yan?
Tatay: Ang taas taas ng ng kuryente natin, sana naman tumulong kayo sa pagtitipid natin ng kuryente. Imagine mo ilang kilowatts yan sa isang taon.
                                        Ange: Ah ok.

Welcome to my humble abode dear fishes. I hope we make each other happy for a long time.
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4 comments:

jeffrey castro said...

is it really true?? a goldfish can save your life?? paki-explain nga... hehehehe..=)

rah oibas said...

Advantages & Disadvantages of Pet Ownership

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF PET OWNERSHIP FOR THE ELDERLY



Throughout history and all over the world, animals have brought love, laughter

and companionship to the people whose lives they share. Today, many doctors,

social workers, and other health care professionals believe that companion

animals are important in helping many people lead healthy, happy lives,

especially elderly people. Here are some of the advantages of owning a dog,

cat bird, or other pet:



COMPANIONSHIP:

Pets fill many lonely hours for elderly people who live alone or feel isolated

from friends and family. Round-the-clock companions, eager to give and

receive love, pets satisfy the universal human need to be needed.



ACCEPTANCE:

Loyal, devoted, and utterly forgiving, animals accept people as they are. No

questions asked.



TOUCH:

Everyone needs to hug and be hugged. A cat curled in your lap or a dog's

friendly muzzle thrust in your hand gives reassurance and satisfaction.



SOURCE OF ACTIVITY:

Animals are naturally playful and their antics are fun to watch. Having a pet

that requires daily exercise gets the older person out into the fresh air and

sunshine, too.



RESPONSIBILITY:

Feeding, grooming, and exercising a pet helps the elderly establish and./or

maintain their own healthy routine. A pet's dependence strengthens

self-esteem and motivation to carry out daily tasks.



SECURITY:

Pets provide their elderly companions with a very important sense of security

and will alert them when someone comes to the door.



PROMOTES SOCIAL CONTACT:

Animals are great ice-breakers. They encourage conversation and invite other

pet owners to share stories.



LINK WITH NATURE:

When society was more rural, farm animals served to remind humans of our

relationship with the natural world. In today's largely urban, industrialized

society, many people are isolated from nature. Pets help fill the void.



POSITIVE ROLE MODEL:

Animals live for the moment. They deal with life's little and big obstacles

and then forget them. Pets can help the elderly focus on the present and

enjoy the small pleasures that each day brings. Animals' innocence and

unquestioning trust can help the elderly overcome cynicism that often results

from feeling isolated from the rejected by society. Animals and people can

make for a great partnership. But pet ownership in not for everyone and it is

important to look honestly at its potential disadvantages before a person

decides to share his/her home with a pet:



COSTS:

Some elderly people on limited incomes can't afford the costs of feeding,

grooming, and veterinary care for a pet.



LIMITED MOBILITY:

Pets can hinder travel if satisfactory pet-sitting arrangements aren't

available.



PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Some animals require more exercise than their elderly owners can give them.

Pets that are not housebroken can soil furniture and carpets. Uncontrolled

animals can also cause property damage to neighbors and to the community.



DISEASE (ZOONOSIS):

Although few diseases are transmitted by pets to their owners, some elderly

people in frail health are more susceptible to such diseases.



CONCERN FOR ANIMAL IF OWNER BECOMES SICK OR DIES:

Many people are reluctant to have a pet b

jeffrey castro said...

bakit mo dinelete reply mo?? di ko pa nababasa eh.. hehehe... =)

rah oibas said...

Suite101
Lesson 1: Appreciating Animals
Pets enrich our lives immensely. They work for us in many capacities as well as provide us with health and social advantages. As long as mankind has existed, pets have shared our lives. Most American homes have at least one pet. The first part of this lesson will concentrate on how pets benefits us. Pets impact our lives in many ways and we will discuss some of the well known ways as well as some you may not be aware of. In the second part we will learn about the jobs that working animals do. We will cover therapy animals, search dogs, guide horses, war pigeons, and more. In the last section we will be meeting some very talented animals such as Koko, a sign language speaking gorilla, Endal, a devoted assistance dog, some elephant artists, some pit bull heroes, and Priscilla, the pig.

Benefits of Pets
Most of us truly love our pets and appreciate their joyful greeting after we’ve been away. We know how much they idolize us and brighten our day. Doctors and dentists take advantage of the calming effects of fish in an aquarium on their waiting patients, while birdfeeders and birdbaths make up an important part of many backyard retreats. Animals do not judge, criticize, or compete, and somehow relate to us that it’s alright to relax and be ourselves. In fact, according to a poll taken by the American Animal Hospital Association, more than half the participants said they’d rather have an animal companion than a human companion if stranded on a remote island. But do we fully realize the impact that animals have on our lives?

Some studies have shown that children who grow up with pets tend to be more emotionally stable. Findings are that pets promote increased attention span, motor coordination, nonverbal learning and language skills, teach rewards of nurturance, play, acceptance, trust, kindness, feelings of self-worth, love, attachment, ethical responsibility, sense of competence, and reduce stress, anxiety, hostility and maladaptive behaviors. For at-risk children who find it hard to relate verbally, animals can increase socialization. Medical evidence has shown that children who had a dog present during a medical exam had a lower heart rate, blood pressure, and behavioral stress than children who did not have a dog present. Moreover, children exposed to pets in the first year of life have a lower frequency of allergic rhinitis and asthma.

Nursing homes in New York, Missouri, and Texas that included animals in their environment, noticed that medication costs dropped from $3.80 per patient per day to only $1.18. In addition, the Eden Alternative residential home for elderly which provides an environment with birds, dogs, cats, rabbits, and chickens reported a 15% lower mortality rate in a 5 year period.

Researchers from St. Louis University School of Medicine and the Veteran’s Administration Medical center in St. Louis studied 45 nursing home residents to determine if there was scientific evidence that pets relieved loneliness. They gave three psychological tests to each resident at the beginning of the study. Then fifteen received three dog visitors a week, another fifteen received one dog visitor a week, and the other fifteen received no animal visitors. At the end of six weeks, the residents were tested again. Results showed a significant reduction in loneliness in all residents who had dog visitors.

Isolated individuals reported that, because their pets are so trusting and dependent upon them, they feel needed and have a sense of purpose. Not only did they value their pets as wonderful companions, but felt encouraged to get outdoors more often which increased social contacts .Pets can also offer a sense of security. Not only dogs and cats will warn of an intruder, but some birds and rodents will sound the alarm as well. While walking or traveling, the presence of a dog can be discouraging to a would-be assailant.

Recently the medical community has recognized that touch may be more important to our healt