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Pets: An Invaluable Presence In A Writer's Life

Last week, I blogged about a new presence in our lives, our new dog, Roxy .   Since this is a writing blog, you might have wondered why I chose to talk about something unrelated to writing. © Barbara V. Evers, All rights reserved. Au contraire! Pets enhance the writer’s life.   Most, not all, but most, of the writers I know have pets. If you think about it, this makes sense.   A writer spends hours alone with their keyboard.   That doesn’t mean they don’t crave companionship.   They do, but it’s best if the companionship isn’t trying to talk to them or run the TV or radio while the writer writes…unless of course, the writer wants them to interrupt. You see, pets provide the presence of another living being in the writer’s domain. They accept what the writer is doing and, occasionally, remind the writer to take a much-needed break.   How many breakthroughs have occurred while running one’s fingers through the fur of a beloved pet?  Plus, studies show pets reduce b