Everyone has heard the phrase “diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” but anyone who believes that has never had a dog. Dogs are also not gender exclusive best friends. Sorry men, us women are also claiming dogs as our best friends now, too. Let’s count the reasons:
THEY WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY TO SEE YOU
John Grogan (author of Marley & Me) once said: “Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.”
That saying sums up what it’s like to come home to a dog every day. No matter how long you’re at the office, how short your trip to the grocery store is or you simply walk into another room – your dog will always be happy to see you.
You can expect a tail-wagging welcome party, anytime and there is no better feeling than seeing your dog get excited to see you.
THEY ARE ALWAYS DOWN TO SNACK WITH YOU
Feeling guilty about that midnight snack? Don’t. Your dog is down to share just about anything that you’re eating – and even the most well behaved dogs will let you know.
Those puppy eyes work more often than not, so why not embrace it? Share your popcorn or the last bite of your sandwich. Your dog will thank you!
THEY CAN SENSE YOUR EMOTIONS
One of the best parts about having a dog is that they really are emotional support animals. Dogs can sense your emotions and will react accordingly.
If you’re sad, they become empathetic and will cuddle the sadness out of you. Dogs will also want to celebrate with you if you show them you’re excited.
THEY ARE HILARIOUS
If you’ve ever been around a dog, you know how absolutely hilarious they are. Dogs do the darndest things and the internet has taken to this and many dogs have become viral for their off behavior.
A dog may become internet famous or might just be a regular ole’ Goob. Whichever it is, dogs are a constant source of laughter and should be cherished for their hilarious behavior.
THEY ARE GREAT WINGMEN/WINGWOMEN
Ever pet a dog on the street or asked someone to pet their dog at a bar? Boom. Instant wingman or wingwoman!
Dogs are excellent conversation starters, if you have a dog or not. If you do and are trying to meet people, why not take your dog out to a dog-friendly bar or restaurant. If you don’t, you can approach people with dogs and use petting the dog as a way to introduce yourself. Most pet owners are thrilled to talk about their pets, so give it a try next time you’re out on a walk or at the dog park.
Did you know we have a dog-owner community on Hey! VINA? Join it and start making some puppy play dates!