They say that a dog is man’s best friend. I beg to differ. More than that, they are family. A dog is one of the most loyal companions you could ever have. They are reliable, dependable and let us not forget – uber cute.
If you do not have a dog in your family as of this very moment, here are the top reasons why you should adopt one right now!
- INSTANT STRESS RELIEVER
Science says that petting dogs can increase levels of the stress-reducing hormone oxytocin and decrease production of the stress hormone cortisol. (source: www.animalsmart.org). Well, that’s what science says. For me I say they relieve stress just for being so d*mn cute!
- ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY HOUSE ALARMS
I have a Pomeranian. It is not the most testosterone-boosting dog out there but Mojo surely likes to bark. He’ll bark at anything and anyone. He’s like the house alarm. Thanks for keeping us notified Mojo!
- SOMEONE TO COMFORT YOU
A dog can sense when you are sad and a dog never wants a sad owner that’s why they’ll do their best to keep you smiling. It is impossible not to smile as soon as you see their tails waggling like crazy!
- WALKING BUDDY
Dogs will keep you healthy because you’ll be forced to walk them. Are you walking your dog or is your dog walking you?
- LOYAL BUDDY
“I am as loyal as a dog!” I always say that line. It’s just so true. If you compare your loyalty to a dog’s then you must really be the most loyal person alive. There are a lot of loyalty stories involving dogs like the story of Hachikō for example. Man oh man. That movie got me crying like a little baby. I get more emotional watching dog movies than Pinoy drama. (Considering that Pinoy movies are greatly exaggerated already) I don’t know where dogs get this kind of loyalty. I wish humans were much like dogs.
- A SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Naturally, a dog needs to be fed. It also needs to be bathed and groomed. Someone also has to do the poop cleaning. It is a challenging task to maintain a dog in the house. But, it will give you a sense of responsibility. It will train you to be a responsible person in many ways. A dog deserves to be taken care of anyway. The smile they can give you is priceless.
- A NEVER TIRING PLAYMATE
Dogs can keep up playing with you for hours. Actually, ikaw ang unang bibigay. Dogs love to play especially with their owners. You have everything and a dog only has you. Ikaw ang lahat para sa kanila and when you play with them, it is their ultimate joy. In return, they will never ever get tired playing with you.
- SOMEONE TO LOOK FORWARD TO GOING HOME
They are just as excited to see you as you are excited to see them. It is so nice to go home and see them jump on you with genuine joy. I’m sure you’ll forget all the problems your boss gave you after seeing them so ecstatic to be with you. Dogs are just so lovable.
- IT CAN CONNECT ANIMAL LOVERS
Dogs serve as a common ground for animal lovers. It can be a spark to connect you with awesome people like yourself. Dogs can’t speak, but they can bridge connections. That’s their gift to the human species.
- THEY CAN MAKE YOU A BETTER VERSION OF YOURSELF
Dogs can develop your sense of responsibility. They can make you more loyal. They can increase your patience, especially after they eat your homework. Dogs will make you a better person because they’ll let you feel genuine love and loyalty. If we could only absorb all the good traits of our dogs, that would be great!
It doesn’t actually have to be a dog. Any pet is awesome and can be a part of your family. They may have different traits but all of them can give you genuine happiness and priceless smiles. Make sure to feed, hug and play with your pets right after reading this post. Show your appreciation to the cutest pet in the whole wide world
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Mojo is the featured image. Mehe