8-9-11: A Time Share — with Pets
If you live in a home with a dog, you probably know the many joys of having a friendly canine companion. The impulse to connect with dogs dates back centuries, and there’s a large body of science that even suggests that there are measurable, positive hormonal changes that occur in both dogs and humans when we interact.
Americans’ commitment to our pets is quite significant. We spend about $36 billion a year caring for them, and even the most devoted dog lover knows that there are some moments when that care becomes something of a burden. Two women in Catonsville and Ellicott City have an interesting arrangement that shares both the joys and the burdens of caring for a dog. Ginger is an 8 yr old Beagle who divides her time between the homes of Diane Darchicourt and her friend, Karen Spicer. Diane, Karen, and Ginger join Tom Hall to talk about how this arrangement works.
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