As I've gotten older my life has gotten busier and busier. As I take on more and more with both my job and my blog, it has become harder and harder to find time for myself. My time to "get away" is when I take my dog for a walk. I do it every morning and again in the evening. I put my headphones on and just escape from my stress. I was 26 when I got my first dog (my wife is a dog lover, and now I am too). She's a black lab named Karma and I don't know what I would do now without a dog! Anybody else find pets as good stress relievers?