Written by Muhammad Nasir Khan Muhammad Karachi
The Best Pet Dog for Kids: How it Benefits their Health
In a survey Conducted in 2000, by a renowned pet food company “I and Love and You”, 67% of the parents said “their pet was their best friend.” It is, of course, an undeniable fact that this adorable furry cutie-pie sneaks softly into our hearts and its lovely monkeyshines start tickling them. As our kids dispel gloom out of our lives with their little naughty hip-hop and frolicking around, their furry friend, too, at the same time, soothes those little withered roses with sparkle and freshness.
Colleen Pelar writes in his book “Living with Kids and Dogs” that “kids and dogs go together like apple pie and vanilla ice-cream or cookies and milk.”
In order to accomplish the task of making your family complete and happy, adding this furry friend to your family is inevitable. But looking for this family member is a much cautious task. Before you meticulously ascertain the characteristics of this new baby, let’s take a look at the health benefits of the dog as a pet.
Health Benefits of a Dog as a Pet
This new furry friend is not without any value. Let’s have a look at the benefits of this new member of the family:
1. Health and Fitness: It is a source of activity and exercise. Daily, this furry friend takes you out of your bed and walks you around, which keeps you healthy and fit.
2. Mood Booster: How can you stay in a blue mood when its loving eyes are glancing at you or when it comes to you for a fondling hug? Pets can alleviate anxiety and stress by encouraging liveliness and stimulating laughter. At time the best amusement is to play with pets.
3. Stress and Anxiety Reliever: Dogs make the stressed kids feel relieved because when they stroke the dogs, their bodies release a hormone called Oxytocin which soothes the anxiety system.
4. Loneliness Dispeller: Pet Dog reduces loneliness of its owners. It proves to be the best companion in loneliness. The pet owners who live alone report that they feel less lonely and have rarer petty health problems.
5. Lowers Blood Pressure: The unconditional love of your pet dog lowers your blood pressure and triglyceride and cholesterol levels which consequently might promote protection from heart disease.
6. Prevents Heart Attack: Dogs’ owners are expected to survive a heart attack more than those who don't have dogs as pets. According to “the 2013 American Heart Association Scientific Statement on pet ownership and cardiovascular risk suggested that dog ownership is probably associated with decreased cardiovascular risk.”
What characteristics should your Kid’s Dog possess?
· Size: The size of your dog depends upon the size of your kids. Small sized dog might be more suitable for your kids if they are small, as it might feel more comfortable being around kids. Your kids may also feel comfortable and confident playing around with their furry friend.
· Energy: Some dogs love to run about; others will like to cuddle on the couch. The kind of dog you might look for your kids can be a snuggle bug so that the kids don’t feel threatened by the hyper agility of their friend.
· Temperament: Do you have a jolly family? If yes, the Dog for your Kids must have a playful temperament; always eager to please.
· Care Requirements: How much grooming would your kids’ dog require? Would it be possible for you to take the dog for walks? Make sure you have considered your kids’ dog’s requirements and if you family is in a position to meet them before adopting that furry face.
Having mentioned all the traits, now it’s time to welcome new furry friend that could be the best playmate of your kids. Here is the one:
The Best Pet Dog for Your Kid
Sturdy, playful and eager to please, Pug proves to be the best buddy of your kids.
It is well known for having conspicuous disposition. It has so many charming facial expressions, which are always fascinating to watch. It is a very peaceful breed which makes it a perfect match for families.
Pug loves to be among the human beings and it is affected by its owner’s mood. It leaves no stone unturned to make the kids, who own it, happy by being really affectionate. It likes to play, but its restricted airways don’t allow it too much physical activity.
Pug has a breathing problem because of its pushed in nose. It has issue with regulating its body temperature, owing to which its body might get overheated, resulting in organ failure. Its diet needs to be properly monitored so that it may not gain weight. In that case it might be difficult for it to breathe and control its body temperature.
Tips for acclimatizing your Pet Dog
First and foremost choose a name for your Pug. The second step is to familiarize it to the happy and pleasurable things. Repeat your Pug’s name off and on so that it remembers it and responds to it when it is called. Thirdly, discourage the biting behavior of your Pug so that it ceases the bad behavior.
When training it, repeat the lesson. Pug doesn’t have long memory. Constant repetition is the key to train your Pug. Discourage its bad behavior of jumping at you by turning your back to it when it jumps.
Teach him to come when you say its name.
Help him to relax. Finally, make house rules for your Pug and follow those rules strictly. Otherwise, you will “open the door for mischief and accidents”
The doctors suggest “Parents are advised not to leave their kids alone with dogs.”
Muhammad Nasir Khan
Muhammad Nasir Khan is an educationist, freelance writer and canine enthusiast from Pakistan. He also runs a Youtube channel where he provides students and teachers English Language and teachers’ training lessons.
Every thing has an impact on your life, doesn't matter how ordinary it may be. Mostly people you associate with, environment you live in or words you often listen and repeat on daily bais.
For exp: if a person is titled as a "mad" by his colleagues and family members starts acting as a mad person bcz after some time his own mind starts to accept that some how it's true. In the same way if a person is appreciated he makes himself better and better.
What you think what is the reason of increased anxiety now adays, ofcourse news channels are a big source of negativity, how can a person feel good after listening bad news evey hour.
So if it's happening with you, then change your attitude. Review your words you often use in daily conversation, bring some gratitude and you will feel better. Thank to Allah Almighty for every thing you have. Avoid discouraging people, Keep in touch with friends who give you confidence and keep yourself busy reading any interesting book. And try to put positive things in your head bcz your brain never remains void if you will not put positive things in, it will attract negativity due to it's easy availablility..
India Spoiling Afghan Peace Process To Damage Pakistan Concerns
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday warned about ‘spoilers’ trying to undermine the peace process in Afghanistan as efforts for kick-starting the long-elusive intra-Afghan dialogue continue.
“Afghan peace process has entered a critical phase. We, therefore, need to remain alert to the elements, who are attempting to sabotage the progress,” Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told US Special Envoy for Afghan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad.
Mr Khalilzad, accompanied by his delegation, reached here from Tashkent (Uzbekistan), as part of his three-nation trip that will also include Doha (Qatar). In Tashkent, the special envoy met foreign ministers from five Central Asian States — Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyz Republic — under the C5+1 dialogue format to urge them support the Afghan peace efforts.
Mr Qureshi, while reaffirming Pakistan’s continued support for peace efforts, said: “Pakistan remains committed to working with international and regional stakeholders for sustainable, peaceful, and political resolution of the Afghan dispute.”
The foreign minister welcomed the readiness of both Afghan government and the Taliban for participation in the intra-Afghan dialogue and announcement of their negotiation teams. He said the dialogue would pave the way for lasting peace in the war-ravaged country that has been in conflict for decades.
Qureshi in meeting with Khalilzad urges ‘all sides’ to reduce violence
The Afghan government and the Taliban have also agreed on Doha as the venue for their talks. However, the delay in the release of prisoners has been holding up the start of the negotiations, which were originally scheduled to commence on March 10 following the signing of Doha Accord between the US and the insurgent group.
Afghan authorities, as per the agreement, were to release 5,000 insurgency fighters, while the Taliban were to set free 1,000 Afghan forces men in their custody. Kabul claims to have released 4,000 Taliban and the Taliban say they have freed about 700 government soldiers. There are, however, differences between the two sides over the numbers.
Head of Taliban Political Office Mullah Baradar, in a video conference with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday night, said the delay in the start of negotiations was because of slow process of releasing the detainees, and the establishment of security points by government security forces.
Another sticking point is the heightened violence. The Taliban say their fighters conducted ‘operations’ against Afghan forces trespassing the areas held by them, otherwise they have abided by the understating on lowering violence by not attacking major cities and military installations.
Mr Qureshi expressed the hope that release of prisoners would be completed soon. He further urged “all sides” to reduce violence.
There have been questions about high-profile assassinations and attacks in and around Kabul, including the June 23 killing of Afghan prosecutors and government employees, and the bombing of a vehicle carrying human rights activist Fatima Khalil on June 27.
These attacks have not been claimed by any group. Amb Khalilzad had after the killing of the prosecutors tweeted: “This attack underscores what we all know: Spoilers (both domestic and foreign) are trying to disrupt and delay.”
Mr Qureshi, in his meeting, re-emphasised the need for being alert to the sinister designs of the ‘spoilers’.
Mr Khalilzad is being accompanied on this trip by Chief Executive Office of US International Development Finance Corporation (USDFC) Adam Boehler. He is pushing Trump administration’s plans for increased regional connectivity, trade and development.
The USDFC was set up in 2018 for American investments in development projects in low- and middle-income countries around the world. Many suspect it to have been set up for countering China’s Belt and Road Initiative and its flagship project China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
Nothing was said in the Foreign Office’s media statement about what is being offered by the USDFC.
Death of Elephants in Bostwana
Hundreds of elephants have died mysteriously in Botswana's famed Okavango Delta, the head of the wildlife department said on Thursday, ruling out poaching as the tusks were found intact.
The landlocked southern African country has the world's largest elephant population, estimated to be around 130,000.
“We have had a report of 356 dead elephants in the area north of the Okavango Delta and we have confirmed 275 so far,” Cyril Taolo, the acting director of the department of Wildlife and National Parks, told AFP in a text message.
He said the cause of the deaths was yet to be established with anthrax having been ruled out.
“We do not suspect poaching since (the) animals were found with tusks,” he said.
Samples have been collected and sent to South Africa, Zimbabwe and Canada for testing.
Similar deaths were first reported in May when authorities found 12 carcasses in just a week in two villages in the northwest of the country.
The latest discoveries were flagged by a wildlife conservation charity, Elephants Without Borders (EWB), whose confidential report referring to the 356 dead elephants, was leaked to the media on Wednesday.
EWB suspects the elephants have been dying in the area for about three months.
According to the report dated June 19, 2020, “70 per cent of elephant carcasses were considered recent, having died about a month ago, and 30 per cent of the carcasses appeared fresh, ranging from one day to two weeks old”.
“There was good evidence to show elephants of all ages and sex appear to be dying,” said the report penned by EWB director Mike Chase.
Several live elephants appeared to have been weak, lethargic and emaciated, with some showing signs of disorientation, difficulty in walking or limping, EWB said.
“One elephant was observed walking in circles, unable to change direction although being encouraged by other herd members,” said the report.
The military's media wing on Thursday termed reports by the Indian media that Pakistan had deployed troops along the Line of Control in Gilgit Baltistan region as "false and irresponsible".
Inter-Services Public Relations Director General Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar, via Twitter, said there was no truth to Chinese troops using the Skardu Airbase, saying that the reports were "false, irresponsible and far from truth".
"No such movement or induction of additional forces has taken place. We also vehemently deny presence of Chinese troops in Pakistan," he added.
Indian media outlets have claimed that Pakistan has deployed "almost 20,000 additional soldiers" along the LoC in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and GB "to match Chinese deployments on the LAC (Line of Actual Control) in the east".
"The level of troops Pakistan has deployed is more than what it did after the Balakot air strikes. Pakistani radars are believed to be fully activated all along the region too," a report by Economic Times said.
Furthermore, the publication claimed that meetings have been held between China and Pakistan officials and the former is also holding talks with the Al-Badr outfit in order to "incite violence" in occupied Kashmir.
The reports come after Prime Minister Imran Khan said on the floor of the parliament on Tuesday that Pakistan had "no doubt" that India was involved in the attempted attack on the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi that took place earlier this week.
India is currently engaged in a conflict with China at the disputed LAC in the Galwan Valey of the Ladakh region. Last month, 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a violent clash between the two armies, the deadliest in decades.
Pakistan has repeatedly expressed its concern that India may initiate a "false flag operation" to divert attention from its casualties in the conflict with China.
Both India and China have accused each other of instigating the clash between their forces in the valley.
The minute you tell someone that you want to study law – they assume one thing right off. You want to be a lawyer. You want to practice law. This misconception has spread, tainting the view of young students who look at degrees. They assume that if they don’t want to argue in court and fight cases, then they are wasting their time.
I studied law for one year. I wasn’t struggling with it at all, it was fun i had to read, read and read all the books and notes material provided by staff, we had assignments and study for exams, I actually loved it. But later on I realized I don’t want to be a lawyer, but I want to study law as well. And no I don’t think I was wasting my time, having a law doesn’t restrict you, but it opens many roads for successful careers.
In my experience, here are some reasons why a law degree is still an excellent choice – even if you don’t want to be a lawyer.
It teaches you writing and research skills. As a law student, you need to be able to back up everything you say. It teaches you to know what you are really talking about, and how to find solid evidence to back up what you are saying.
It teaches you how to be professional. When you study law, most of your lecturers will be lawyers. Many of them practicing. And through them you will learn valuable skills, like professionalism. Lawyers understand better than anyone how to cover things up, and they will teach you simple things, like making sure all agreements are in writing, keeping copies of important stuff etc.
Your choices are wide. Law is about anything its not a narrow field. You learn about criminal acts, business dealings, politics, how institutions work, etc. This opens you up to a wide range of options when you look up for a career.
It demands respect from the world, with no offence to any other degree. The law is after all one of the most difficult degree to get into. It ranks up with medicine, architecture and finance as highly competitive degrees. As an LLB graduate you will demand a respect and have an edge that many others who have selected more generic degrees won’t.
It’s the perfect choice for me certainly, i have a secret plan about getting into law again if it works (insha’Allah). Whenever someone asks me what I want to be, I don’t have a single answer. I want to work in politics and international relations. I want to write or step in media. I would like to explore tourism as an option. Currently I’m studying really very irrelevant subject as per my future planning. The law can back me up on any of these chosen fields without limiting me to one.
Law is a fantastic option. It’s not easy, never pick a law degree thinking that it’s easy. But it teaches you skills and toughens you up, so that the world becomes your oyster.