In general love songs and break up songs annoy me. I am a hopeless cynic when it comes to romantic relationships. Open displays of affection makes me sick and I tend to avoid couples who are in the “honeymoon” phase as often as possible. However, whenever Taylor Swift comes on the radio my whole demeanor changes. I am not ashamed to admit that I know all of the lyrics to her song, “Love Story” and whenever I hear that song playing I imagine myself in a princess type wedding dress, marrying the person of my dreams. I also own every single one of her albums and looking forward to seeing her in concert. Needless to say, when I heard that Swift had migrated from Pennsylvania to Nashville, I fell in love with all things Nashville and became determined to show my “country” pride.
What better way to demonstrate one’s love for all things Taylor Swift and Nashville than through Customized Sweatshirts and t-shirts? idakoos.com gives me the freedom and flexibility to choose between various colors and styles of shirts. For example, when I attend the Taylor Swift concert in July I will be wearing a white t-shirt (her favorite color) with the name of Nashville, her adopted hometown on the front. However, until then I will have to wear a customized Nashville sweatshirt that will serve the dual purpose of keeping me warm and reminding me of warmer temperatures that those in Nashville experience on a regular basis.
I love being able to freely express myself and customized t-shirts and sweatshirts allows me to do that on my own terms. Plus wearing a t-shirt and sweatshirt with Nashville emblazoned on the front gives me the opportunity to talk about my favorite country/pop music artist.
Many people in the United States treat their pets like children. They welcome them into their homes, provide them with comfortable bedding, feed them top of the line foods, shower them with toys and treats, take them to the park for exercise, provide health and dental care, in some cases clothing, and even health insurance. Some people also have matching Dogs T-Shirts, one for them and one for their pooch.
Domesticated animals can also provide a wonderful service to people in need. Did you know that dogs have been used as a form Therapy treatment dating back to the late 18thcentury? The dogs were introduced into medical institutions to help socialize the patients who were mentally disturbed.
Today dogs are used for all types of animal-assisted therapies. There are of course the guide dogs,which help people with blindness function more independently. Dogs are also used to help Alzheimer’s patients with social behaviors, bringing about smiles and laughter. Therapy dogs also help people who have anxiety disorders or suffer from seizures by alerting the person of an oncoming attack.
The therapy dogs are also used in educational environments to help children with ADHD and conduct disorders. The presence of the dogs and other animals showed increased attendance, knowledge and skill objectives, and decreased violent and antisocial behavior when compared to children who were not in an animal-assisted program.
Pets also help provide us with companionship, love, and are great at relieving all kinds of stress. Whether we realize it or not, these animals are great for our mind, body, and soul.
So the next time you would rather sit on the couch watching TV or surfing the net instead of giving your dog a walk, just think about how much these beautiful wonderful animals already give to you. Plus that extra exercise you’ll be getting will be great for you too.