A dog recently made the Guinness Book of World Records for doing something no other dog has ever done. Bobi, a purebred Rafeiro do Alentejo, made history by having a birthday. Not just any birthday. Bobi is the world’s oldest dog, at age 31.
If you want to bring Bobi a gift, you’ll have to go to Portugal. Otherwise, you need to get your own dog.
Over the 40 years of our marriage, Beth and I have had four dogs – Duffy, Wendy, Heidi, and now Blanca. And I can tell you having a pet is a great benefit to our recovery. A dog gives you responsibility, comfort, and joy.
Dr. Adrian Hickmon is the founder of the Capstone Treatment Center in Arkansas. Every young man who goes there for extended treatment returns home – with a dog.
Solomon said a wise man “has regard” for his animals (Proverbs 12:10). I have great regard for my pets. Why? Because I have learned that if I take care of them, they take care of me.
Recovery Step: If you don’t already have a pet, consider getting one!