Dogs are great and I have
a million five reasons why dogs are great! Mom is always so thankful she has us furry friends to hang out with everyday for so many different reasons. I really put my thinking cap on to narrow my list down to only five!
5 Reasons Dogs Are Great
1. Dogs Provide Unconditional Love
We dogs love our humans. It doesn’t matter if they are mad at us, in a sad mood, happy, or whatever they are feeling, we love you! Many of us love to snuggle up, lick tears off faces, just be there at your feet when you need us. Who else do you know that greets you at the door when you were gone for two minutes as if you had been gone for two years? We love you no matter what and always want to be with you. Well, maybe I would rather chase a wabbit sometimes, but I will come back really fast.
2. Dogs Bring Happiness
Dogs bring happiness. Have you ever tried to really be angry with a dog or frown at a dog for more than a few minutes? It is nearly impossible. We have the look that will melt your heart and bring everything in the world back to happy. A dog has the power to give humans that warm, fuzzy feeling they crave.
3. Dogs Are Great Stress Relievers
Studies have shown that petting or holding a dog can release stress as well as lower blood pressure in humans. I know when Mom is stressed with work, she takes a short break to hang out with my sisters and me to get herself back into balance. At our nose work trials, Mom is always a stressed out mess. At the start line and at each find, she snuggles with us, not only to help us focus and know we did good, but it helps her relax. You will see her and Bailie huggling while waiting for their searches. It works for us!
4. Dogs Are The Best Workout Buddies
Sure, you can workout on your own, but I would bet you stick with your program longer if you are not alone! What dog ever said, “I can’t walk this morning because I’d rather stay in bed.”? No dog that I know of. We are always there, ready to walk, run, hike, whatever kind of exercise you would like to do. If walking and running are your thing, we are there to offer a layer of protection as people with a dog are less likely to be attacked. Criminals don’t like to mess with dogs.
5. Dogs Are Not Cats
Sorry, Kitty, but you need to move over. Mom loves her kitties, but they always put themselves first. They can’t do sports, and they really do what they want, not what the human wants. Dogs will put the needs of their human first and will do almost anything for their own human. Mom likes to have dogs and cats because cats are good for sitting on her lap, but for everyday activities she is thankful for us dogs. Kitties have their own different spot in Mom’s life.
Those are my top five reasons why dogs are great. My mom says she can’t imagine ever living without a dog at this point in her life. The more dogs the better is her thinking, but our city has a legal limit of three. She loves me so much, and we do as much stuff together as we can, including silly selfies! What would you say makes dogs so great?