The Sweet PETatoes Story
There is something
in the human-animal
Pets enrich our lives
in so many ways. Their
us from feeling lonely;
their unconditional love
can heal our pain.
Caring for a pet or pets
gives us a purpose.
Our children learn
And for so many of us, our pets have also become our family
members, as well as our friends.
Therefore, when we face difficulty in our lives, we need our pets even
more than ever. Positive interaction with companion animals can help
restore quality of life to those who have lost loves ones or are battling
illnesses or tragedies. My own dogs have helped me through some
very difficult times, including my mother’s battle with cancer, her tragic
death and then, a year later, with my own unexpected diagnosis,
surgeries and treatment for breast cancer. Stroking my dog Shady, who
instinctively knew to restrain his movements so he wouldn’t hurt me,
gave me not only a sense of peace during the recovery, but also enabled
me to feel less pain.
My companion animals will always remain an important presence in my life.
When I see the world through their eyes, I see it differently than before.
They have taught me to live each day to its fullest, to play for play’s sake
and to enjoy the simple pleasures of the moment. Every day they remind
me how much better life can be when we can share it with someone!
The Sweet PETatoes® characters were created to celebrate this timeless
bond between human and animal. My sincere wish is that they will remind
everyone who sees then, how magical that bond can be.