- I can slip on a polo, T-shirt or sweatshirt and not have to worry about finding a comb.
- No need for after-shave...or pre-shave...or even shave.
- Huge reduction in liquor bill.
- Lose as much weight as Terry Bradshaw without spending on Nutri-system.
- Still don't look like Marie Osmond.
- Able to distinguish between simple gagging and full-blown retching.
- High blood pressure is nothing compared to really low.
There are probably more, but those come to mind quickly. And one more really important lesson:
My dog knows. He may not comprehend the details, but he knows. So, he changes from a rambunctious and frisky guy wanting to urge me out in the yard to kick the soccer ball into a quiet friend waiting nearby just in case I might want a friendly nose on the arm of my chair or maybe a soft furry back to rest a hand on. He knows.