Dog people know it is a trade-off when you share a home with pets.  I do not mean to imply that you give up completely, but people with pets that shed hair like mine do, set a different bar for “clean”. 

A walk in the park

Several of my neighbors and co-workers who have dogs, are enjoying the health benefits of walking their canine pals.  Andrew Weil is one of many experts who say, if you want to get regular exercise, get a dog.  Healthy dogs, people and neighborhoods seem to be naturally linked.