The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Friday, August 10, 2018

People who belong to pets are happier, healthier, more sociable and even richer

Living with a dog or cat or both makes you feel happier, more fulfilled and even healthier. Now comes a new British study that not only confirms all those good things, but adds some even better news.


What I'd like to know is where diminishing returns set in. There is such a thing as too many dogs and obviously cats.

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Well diminishing returns might set in with a second dog---if the first one is determined to be your "one and only" dog as mine is. That said, the dog-- a nice little 30 pound mutt makes my wife very happy. And a happy wife makes a happy life.

Posted by: Comanche Voter | Aug 10, 2018 6:56:53 PM

I imagine there is some natural limit to the number of huskies you'd attach to your sledge. If you left California, that is.

Posted by: dearieme | Aug 11, 2018 12:17:05 PM

But a pet, like a kid, can be a major annoyance to the public. The big advantage of a pet is that the public doesn't (yet) pay through the nose to feed and mid-educate it.

Posted by: Jimbino | Aug 12, 2018 10:13:15 AM

I dreamed last night that I was at you house in your "dog greeting vestibule" holding your two French Bulldog puppies and a black, shiny dog about Gandolfe's size. So I am thinking you are not done.

Posted by: Trish | Aug 13, 2018 9:50:05 AM