Return to the element
The last waves of small rallies
in a sublime style.
for a while
alone and calm ...
These lines of Mayakovsky very well describe our last days with the Canadian Ocean. Long fees, moving, constantly raising more and more new questions that required an immediate answer. But finally, stability and certainty entered into life, we returned to our favorite hobby - writing about ourselves.
And now there is time to stop, take a break, recall the events of recent days and think. But still, what is relocation for people? Stress? Worries? Or is it a leap forward? It turns out, according to British scientists, moving has a beneficial effect on the human psyche and even contributes to a change in habits, because such a global change allows you to start life, so to speak, from scratch, and therefore affects the lifestyle and thinking of a person. In order to understand how a change of residence affects a person, scientists examined 800 volunteers, half of whom changed their place of residence. After analyzing the data, experts found that people who moved to a new place, really change their lives, and also acquire new, good habits, while getting rid of old ones. According to experts, a person needs about three months on average for life changes and the emergence of new habits.Scientists also call this period the "window of opportunity." It is in the first three months after moving that a person forms new views, habits and lifestyle. Very optimistic, isn't it?
And how does moving to the lives of our smaller brothers affect? How difficult is it for them to adapt to new realities? After all, no matter how super pluses the move may seem, it is still a rather stressful situation for a person, but he is also no less stressful for his pet. Dogs, like people, can react differently to moving, there are dogs that do not react to this event at all, but there are, unfortunately, a minority of them. And some dogs are so stressed that they may experience various disorders at first, even vomiting or an upset gastrointestinal tract is possible.
How did my Ocean Dog endure the move? Probably due to our constant trips around the city and to other cities to the exhibitions, he stoically carried out these few hours in one car. And two weeks of living in a private house in the Leningrad Region for him was probably the best pastime. But here the return to the apartment building, and even to the new one, was still harder for him. At first he did not let one of his herd go a step, when someone tried to move on, a loud howl began. A few days later, Ocean with not much confidence, but allowed the youngest member of the herd to leave for a short time. If he believed that the time limit had expired, the tiger began to walk in the cage, right up to the moment when the whole herd was not assembled again.On a walk, he didn’t allow anyone else’s dogs or people to snarl menacingly, simultaneously performing the functions of a guard and a shepherd, with a look of “herd after me,” he moved quickly forward, exploring a new area. But, two weeks later, a complete adaptation took place. My white wolf returned almost to where he was born. I almost reached. But there is everything for a carefree dog life: field, forest, lakes ... And I hope he is happy here. I still do not know how to well recognize the emotions of dogs, like my friend, a zoopsychologist, but it was she who gave me the idea of the topic of this post when she saw photos of the happy, with her tongue sticking out on her side, Ocean in the forest: “Oush in her native element”.