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Meet Fraunhofer, a loveable 5-month old rabbit. Fraunhofer was delivered to the Bernaillo County Animal Shelter, where a volunteer from New Mexico House Rabbit Society saw the 3 week old rabbit. From there they took her in and nutured her with love and affection. Fraunhofer, was a great model for the photoshoot and truly is a natural when it comes to “striking a pose”. New Mexico House Rabbit Society assists New Mexico animal shelters, especially Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department and Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society, with their rabbit program.

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recent study published in 2019 found that dog ownership was associated with a 24-percent reduced risk of death from any medical cause among the general public1. It also found a 33 percent lower risk of death among heart attack survivors at the one-year post surgery mark. The year following heart surgery is considered a crucial time period for adjustment. Known causes for post heart attack mortality include increased risk of depression and social isolation. This recent study is in keeping with what the field of human-animal interaction sometimes refers to “pet effect.” The pet effect suggests that the bond we share with animal companions buffers us humans from psychological and physical ailments. The notion that pet ownership is associated with positive effects is controversial among some professionals citing poor research quality among published studies as well as a type of media hype among news outlets that may cherry pick findings or even unintentionally distort the magnitude of how pets impact us for the better. After all, most people love their pets and there is something about backing our furry friends by offering high praise for how they touch our lives. I have considered the pet effect now for several years. Part of motivation is derived from the psychotherapy patients I work with as a

psychologist. There are various stereotypes of the typical pet enthusiast as a type of loner or curmudgeon that shows their love of dogs by putting paw print stickers on the backs of their cars, or spends countless hours at the local dog park knowing the names of all the dogs but none of the people. In reality pet people that are deeply bonded to their animal companions come in all type of shapes and sizes. Maybe the one constant is being deeply touched by the human-animal bond. Sometimes that is in lieu of other similar emotional ties with human beings and in other circumstances, four legged friends are another important part of an already well-developed social network. In either case, my thinking about the pet effect has changed somewhat recently. Previously, when I would hear or read about my colleagues that criticized the positive impact animal companions have on us, I would find myself fuming. All types of scenarios would pop into mind as counter arguments. I would think they must not be pet lovers; or these folks are not seeing the bigger picture of how

pets impact us. Part of the change in my perspective occurred as the research about the pet effect took on a new meaning beyond the words on a printed page. In December 2019, a few days before Christmas I had a series of heart attacks. The surgeon performing the procedure that cleared up a 100% blockage in one of my arteries referred to my current status- being alive- as a “Christmas Miracle.” It seems important to pause here for a moment in order to consider the pet effect from an animal companion’s perspective. In this case, Tex my recently adopted Border Collie. I sometimes call him “ghost dog” named as such for his ability to vanish when unfamiliar people arrive at my home. In either case, I am not sure that Tex knew what he was signing up for when I brought him home earlier the same year. Based on that earlier cited research about post heart attack survival rates and pet ownership, does he realize the gravity of ‘his’ responsibility to keep me going? Maybe he is not even aware of it. But I am. Not in the way that I think he will magically help


The pet effect suggests that the bond we share with animal companions buffers us humans from psychological and physical ailments. me make it to a clean one-year post surgery follow up. Instead I think back to the nearly unceasing string of bonds with animal companions since I was a boy. In retrospect even the deepest bond with my dogs did not provide a 100% firewall against the slings and arrows of life. Instead I realize asking the pet effect question in its current form may not be the best or most accurate notion when considering the bond with animal companions. Yes, it is likely that if we perceive animal companions as a form of emotional support the bond will help us in some real way; the way that research suggesting social support is part and parcel for our everyday well-being. However, a different set of inquires focuses not upon if pets protect us like emotional Kevlar but does our relationship with them give our lives meaning and purpose. Pets are not a type of happy pill that

when taken twice a day in the prescribed dose guarantee that we will not have ups and downs. In fact, thinking about the course of the 14 to 16 years I have spent in each of my dog’s lives, there has been built in challenges into our connection; the tough puppy years, transitions with new people and pets in our lives; and of course, saying goodbye to a trusted friend. The revised pet effect I am suggesting is not a means to an end; in this case how the presence of an animal companion is purposely linked to our never-ending happiness. Rather our bond not only gives us company when we face inevitabilities of life but their presence adds to the meaning of shared experiences. So, here is to my animal companions in celebration of the positive impact they have had and will continue to have in my life.

Chris Blazina PhD is a psychologist practicing in Albuquerque. He is also a retired professor having published seven books including, “When Man Meets Dog” which was awarded the National Indie Excellence Award for Men’s Health. He has been interviewed on various radio stations across the United States, Canada, and Australia. www.chrisblazinaphd.com

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ammi lets out a big sigh and settles into the steady breathing of sleep on the floor of my office. I release a deep breath and settle in at my desk, observing that I seem to have taken a cue from my dog. Those of us with animal companions (a term used interchangeably with pet) sometimes notice that they seem to be in sync with us, helping set the tone for our mood, or that their presence can help us find a sense of calm, especially during times of intense emotion or distress. The process of managing emotions is known in human psychology as emotion regulation. Emotion regulation is a process that can be internal or external1. An example of external, or interpersonal, emotion regulation is the normal experience we go through when we have a bad day and someone else’s presence helps lift us out of it. Having someone to help us process and cope with overwhelming feelings shows us how to do a better job of it by ourselves. Is it possible for the “someone else” involved in emotion regulation to be an animal, particularly an animal companion or therapy animal? The experiences of many of us have with our animals and human psychology research both suggest this can be the case. Those of us with pets in our lives can likely think of many times we’ve turned to them for emotional support or comfort. And though more study is needed, research from an attachment theory perspective supports this idea. Attachment theory seeks to explain human relationships on the basis of an intrinsic need for connection that supports survival,

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from relationships with early caregivers to romantic partners and other important figures in a person’s life. More to come on these attachment theory explanations and how animals may fit in, but first, a story.

tions, a school psychologist friend suggested that maybe a dog could help. We had already been thinking of adding a dog to our family, and soon adopted Sammi, a Golden Retriever mix, through a local rescue.

Understanding how pets can be a part of emotion regulation for humans became a research interest for me during my time in graduate school for counseling, when personal experience and professional interest came together on this topic. I was a non-traditional graduate student changing careers after 15 years of work in public policy. After moving back to Las Cruces from Washington, DC, I entered NMSU’s clinical mental health counseling master’s program. Being home in New Mexico rekindled the connection with animals and nature that I had felt growing up here in the midst of dogs, horses, cattle, crops, and wilderness. Over time, I began to incorporate a focus on human-animal interaction in my counseling training. The shared path of my then-four-year-old son and our adopted dog Sammi would soon give me an even greater appreciation for the difference animals can make.

Sammi’s story leading up to her adoption was a mystery to us, but we knew she needed care to heal and recover. She had a haggard mama-dog look with protruding ribs and evidence of recently nursing pups, though she seemed to be just out of puppyhood herself. She had intestinal parasites, and an infection complicated her recovery from being spayed in the shelter. When we first brought her home, she passed by the soft bed we made for her and curled up in the fetal position on the cool brick floor, sleeping for hours. Sammi stayed glued to my side as I moved from room to room in the house and refused to go outside by herself. I started calling her my “Golden shadow.” When we tried to leave the house without her, she barked and cried, frantically trying to follow us. As it turned out, Sammi also had separation anxiety.

As we adjusted to our new life in New Mexico, my son had a major struggle with separation anxiety as we tried to start him in preschool. He dreaded being left at school and was scared that I wouldn’t come back. No amount of reassurance made a difference and he would cry inconsolably if I left him at school. We tried many approaches to help with this situation but the negative impact was ongoing. We had to take a break from his starting school. As I considered our op-

The kindest approach to helping our new dog adjust seemed to be to take her in the car with us whenever we could. Soon, this included a trip to the preschool in the mornings as we made another attempt at going to school. This time was different. My son somehow began to feel more comfortable getting dropped off if Sammi accompanied him into the lobby. It was a major turning point after the stresses we had experienced with his transition to school. Sammi’s presence at drop-off comforted and calmed him so that he was able to walk in and join the


other children without panicking about my leaving. In other words, Sammi’s presence helped him regulate his emotions. As he continued to mature, he was able to do this more and more on his own. He would happily go into school with Sammi dropping him off, knowing she would be there to pick him up later. Both boy and dog healed and grew. In a happy parallel, Sammi soon became comfortable staying at home by herself.

Is it possible for the “someone else” involved in emotion regulation to be an animal, particularly an animal companion or therapy animal?

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ure, is innate and helps the infant survive. It is largely accepted in the study of humananimal interaction that pets can fill the role of attachment figure.3 In the current study of adult attachment, the attachment system is seen as an “emotion regulation device” that helps in coping with threats and regaining positive feelings.4 It is possible to bring these ideas together, making the connection that a close relationship with an animal could result in emotion regulation, the attachment bond playing an important role in helping a person cope with challenging emotions and distress.5

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Catios don’t have to be only for your cat; you can enjoy the space as well if you include patio furniture.   Enjoying time with your cat in fresh air in a safe environment can be rewarding and relaxing. 

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asas de Guadalupe is a small enclave of lovingly restored historic adobe casitas located off the Santa Fe Plaza. Originally constructed in the 1940’s, using traditional adobe methods, you will sense the charm and enchanting history of the area while enjoying all the modern amenities in one of our twelve unique and beautifully restored casitas. Whether you are here for a family vacation, romantic get-away, personal retreat or for business, you will find Santa Fe is a great destination full of friendly faces and unparalleled natural beauty. Pet and family approved! Enjoy one of our twelve, authentically decorated, Santa Fe vacation rentals at Casas de Guadalupe. Originally built in the 1940’s around the time when Georgia O’Keepfe moved to New Mexico, Casas de Guadalupe was constructed using traditional adobe building methods to create 12 detachable dwellings, each with a private entrance. Today each casita has been lovingly restored with all the modern amenities surrounded by the southwestern ambiance of wooden vigas, serene portals, and kiva fireplaces. Each casita offers a unique experience. One and two bedroom casitas sleeping anywhere from one to six individuals. Located three blocks from Santa Fe Plaza, in the heart of the historic district, guests can enjoy overnight stay with family and friends. Enjoy the brilliant azure sky and feel the inspiring soul of the city as you walk, literally only minutes, to the legendary Santa Fe plaza, the railyard district, the Georgia O’Keefe Museum and many art galleries, dining and events. Artist pleasures and cultural adventures abound in Santa Fe all year long. Casas de Guadalupe casitas are just a short drive to the Santa Fe ski basin, the art galleries of Canyon Road, and the Santa Fe Opera. Our casitas are located in close proximity to one another, making it perfect for large family gatherings. Why stay in hotel, when you can stay in a home? The word “Casita” in Spanish means “Little House”. Different from a Santa Fe hotel, our casitas radiate warmth, provide a fully furnished home away from home, and welcome visitors to explore “The City Different” and New Mexico’s enchanting history. Let us help with your arrangements and prove our commitment to personal service. Contact Casas de Guadalupe, or book online http://santafe-vacationrentals.com Each Casita has a private patio with an enclosed Coyote fence making it safe for your family dog to enjoy the great outdoors, while sneaking peaks of guests as they pass by. So many guests leave the front door open and allow their pets to sit on the patio and enjoy the view. Santa Fe is a walkable city with its adobe architecture, delicious restaurants, top shelf museums, beautiful arts and crafts displayed on sidewalks by local artisans, and displays in every window along the beautiful Santa Fe Plaza. What dog wouldn’t want to take a walk! Santa Fe is pet friendly and you’ll see many people walking with their best friends by their sides. Dishes of water line the streets for

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our four legged friends, and people stop and say hello! There’s a dog under most ever bench on the plaza! Several restaurants and shops allow dogs inside, but those that do not usually have a place to allow your pet to rest for a few minutes. Guests enjoy morning and evening walks along Alameda, just a block from the casitas. Park benches and beautiful grass line the street along the arroyo. There are many restaurants that have patios and are pet friendly and welcoming right in the area – Macalicious, The Shed, Tune Up Café, Fire & Hops, Cowgirls, The Teahouse just to name a few!


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Today more and more families consider Fido a family member and include their pet on the family vacation. According to U.S. Travel Association, over 38 million Americans travel with their pets, the majority via auto or RV. New Mexico is ranked a TOP tier Pet-Friendly U.S. state by numerous media sources. There are good reasons for this stellar rating.

• New Mexico triumphs with a progressive travel industry philosophy that welcomes the 4-legged visitor.

• The state is flush with pet-friendly lodging and dining options. • New Mexico has a multitude of outdoor adventures that include Fido. • Our year-round sunny, temperate climate and beautiful geography offer great outdoor setting.

Whether it’s a quick weekend road trip or a luxury cultural vacation, New Mexico offers perfect pet-cation options. Here are a few more reasons to plan your pet-inclusive vacation:

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Why NOT a pet-cation? Traveling with your pet creates a different vacation experience. Incorporating petfriendly activities into your schedule benefit both your pet and you. And by including Fido, this important family member is not left behind. It’s great for everyone!

Exercise. A vibrant walk with Fido is healthy for you! Your pet will love it too. And you burn off some calories you tastefully ingested during vacation splurge dining.

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Meet new friends. You’ll be pleasantly surprised how many new friends you make. People go out of their way to visit your pet. There’s just something about a cute dog to break down barriers!

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You won’t travel alone. Traveling with your dog eliminates the solo traveler ‘alone’ factor. You won’t ever be lonely with your pet by your side. He’s also a safety guard just by his presence.

Bonding time. The opportunity to spend value time with your pet is beneficial to your dog and you. This is a golden time for Fido to be able to interact directly with you. Whether it’s hiking a country road, tossing a frisbee on the seashore, or just accompanying you to a ’petio’ dining spot, Fido benefits from this together-time with his BFF.

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Social Skills for your dog. A good pet traveler is not born but is developed. Each stop and activity allow Fido to develop into a social animal. Meeting people, experiencing various locales, and participating in diverse experiences, teach Fido to become a social canine super-star!

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No back seat “Are we there yet?” comments. Fido quietly accompanies you down those highway miles to your destination. An occasional potty and water break are all that is needed to keep him happily riding by your side.

Agreeable companions. Your pet is the most compatible traveling companion you’ll ever find! There won’t be any arguing about your day’s schedule. Fido is along for the good times and companionship and will happily let you make ALL the schedule decisions.

Dog travel groups. Plan the perfect getaway with your pet AND a friend or family member who also has a pet. These group adventures are different when experienced together with friends. And Fido has traveling playmates as well.

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All great reasons for you to HIT THE ROAD WITH FIDO! Stay tuned as we help you discover a great pet-friendly New Mexico destination each month! Happy Travels!

Jill Lane Marketing & Media Specialist, Award winning Author, Freelance Travel Writer, NM Tourism Hall of Fame Inductee, Pet Travel Specialist, Animal Welfare Advocate. - 505 220-4933 - Jill.trvl@gmail.com


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The story of Sammi and my son brought me to wonder how it was that interaction with a dog was a catalyst for my son’s improvement when nothing else seemed to work. Continuing to explore the questions of how and for whom relationships with animals can help with managing emotions is research that can make a difference in people’s lives. And for me, this is meaningful and relevant in my work as a counselor with clients who have important animals in their lives. Elizabeth Harvey is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor practicing in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Her practice is focused on grief, including animal companion loss, and supporting clients working in fields related to animals. She is also an independent researcher and writer on human-animal interaction. www.elizabethharveycounseling.com

1. Thompson, R. A. (1994). Emotion regulation: A theme in search of definition. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 59, 25–52. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-5834.1994.tb01276.x 2. Bowlby, J. (1982). Attachment and loss: Vol. 1. Attachment, 2nd ed. New York: Basic. (Original work published 1969). 3. Kurdek, L. A. (2008). Pet dogs as attachment figures. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 25(2), 247–266. Kurdek, L. A. (2009). Pet dogs as attachment figures for adult owners. Journal of Family Psychology, 23(4), 439–446. Zilcha-Mano, S., Mikulincer, M., & Shaver, P. R. (2011b). Pet in the therapy room: An attachment perspective on animal-assisted therapy. Attachment & Human Development,  13(6), 541-561. doi: 10.1080/14616734.2011.608987 Zilcha-Mano, S., Mikulincer, M., & Shaver, P. R. (2012). Pets as safe havens and secure bases: The moderating role of pet attachment orientations. Journal of Research

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