Have you ever wondered why
it’s so relaxing to hang out with a dog?
This is the Evelina Children’s Hospital in London.
and McGee is a normal dog
with a very special job to do.
嗨 George 这是McGee
Hey, George, it’s McGee.
George was admitted to hospital on Christmas Eve
just over a year ago.(- You understand him!
– He’s good.)
He had a ruptured diaphragm and needed drastic surgery.
For the next eighteen hours,
his parents didn’t know if he would survive.
He is doing well now,
but he hasn’t been home in all this time.
-给他块饼干-噢 天呐 他很喜欢 真棒
-Give him that biscuit. -Oh, boy, he liked that. Oh, yeah.
So the one thing George looks forward to is
this weekly visit for McGee.(That’s nice.)
But it gets a lot more out of it than just a cuddle.
Oh, he gives lovely kisses.
When we stroke a dog, it makes us feel happy and relaxed.
Tests have shown that it lowers our blood pressure.
This is because our bodies release oxytocin into our bloodstream,
the same hormone produced when mothers breastfeed their babies.
This means we’ll feel a peaceful, warm sense of bonding
and attachment that the mother would with her new born child.
Statisticly, people live longer if they own dogs.
好可爱 对吧 McGee
That’s lovely, isn’t it, McGee?
They are less likely to have a heart attack
and more likely to survival.
That didn’t take long, did it?
– Ah, he’s kissing you.- He’s so lovely.
But the benefits go both ways.
Cuddle a dog and her blood pressure will also drop.
She even produces the attachment hormone oxytocin
so she is feeling that same bond
that goes between a mother and her child.