|Bad Romance ©Angela Bond ..|
About five years ago there was a big to-do in the media about some studies claiming it was unhealthy for dogs to sleep in the bed with their humans.
Bruno Chomel, a professor at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis, said that, while such cases aren’t common, people have contracted infections from sleeping with, kissing and being licked by their pets. Chomel and fellow researcher Ben Sun, of the California Department of Public Health, expressed their views in an issue of the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Since then there have been other studies, editorials, blog posts and social media discussions about this issue.
When I first read about Chomel's comments on John Woestendiek's ohmidog blog I pretty much just felt pity for Professor Chomel.
It seemed pretty obvious to me that he had never enjoyed the true delight of a canine companion. In fact, I still suspect that no dog ever wanted to share a bed with him and he was stuck in some kind of misery loves company scenario and just wanted to deprive the rest of us.
At that time (2011) we had four dogs. We always had at least one of them sleeping in the bed with us.
In fact, Jeffie had his own pillow.
Jeffie enjoyed sleeping right in between me and the Dog Daddy. He had his own pillow. Though he liked to "spoon," he also liked to lay on his back and let it all hang out.
So, when I spotted Angela Bond's Bad Romance art print it was as if I'd had it custom made. I ordered it immediately.
There we are: me, Jeffie, the Dog Daddy. Perfection! And a very happy memory of our beautiful boy.
When Atlanta area based artist, Angela Bond, began painting her own cats and dogs, she often got requests for specific breeds and her business grew from there.
I admire dogs in part because they display what we consider to be some of the finest human traits; empathy, loyalty and resilience.
~ Angela BondTo see more of her work, fetch her Dog Pop Art shop at Etsy or view her gallery at AngelaBondArt.com You'll find some amazing pop art paintings of dogs, cats, horses, birds and even some sea life.
Note: This is not a sponsored blog post or advertisement. I purchased the art print Bad Romance and simply wanted to share this artist and her work with my readers.