Episode 40-Pets

Pros and Cons of getting a pet.


Summary: Mom, are you being pressured by multiple tear-filled eyes begging you for a dog? Cat? Or some sort of family pet. Is someone in your family an animal lover, but you not-so-much? Cathrine and Tracy both share their own experiences and opinions on pets from acquiring fury friends out of total mom-guilt to a beta fish committing suicide to Tracy having to confront a literal cat burglar….the stories are real!


What do the studies show? Yes! It is a fact that the pros of pets is a thing. There are many health benefits to owning a pet including stress relief, blood pressure regulation and more. However, there are also cons like the added mess and stress of pet care. We go over all the pros and cons to help you think about everything before you add a four-legged family member. We cover ALL of the questions one MUST ask themselves before making the huge commitment of pet ownership.


The Centers for Disease Control website is linked below that covers keeping pets and people healthy.



The Webmd link below covers health benefits of pets.



Our spiritual encouragement comes from Genesis 1:28.


Thanks for tuning in!


Tracy and Cathrine


P.S. The goal of the Life Happens Laugh Anyway podcast is to present our audience with a relevant topic weekly in an entertaining way followed by some spiritual encouragement. #lifehappenslaughanyway #tracydegraaf




Tracy DeGraaf is a U.S.A. national touring comedian based in the Chicago area working primarily with churches and hospitals on outreach events. She is a Christian and a breast cancer survivor, so she combines two of her passions: Jesus and Mammograms into her comedy ministry. She loves Jesus, but doesn’t want women to meet Him just yet. At her church shows she points the audience to Jesus at the end and at her hospital shows she encourages all to get and stay current on cancer screenings.

For more information go to TracyDeGraaf.com.

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