Sunday, February 1, 2015

Top 5 reasons why we love dogs

With a plethora of movies, books, and websites devoted to all things doggy, it's pretty safe to say most of you out there love dogs. But if you're still not quite convinced (or if you just want to see what the top five reasons for loving dogs are) then read on!

Top 5 reasons why we love dogs

With a plethora of movies, books, and websites devoted to all things doggy, it’s pretty safe to say most of you out there love dogs. But if you’re still not quite convinced (or if you just want to see what the top five reasons for loving dogs are) then read on!

#5 Not a Chef? Not a Problem.

Dogs really don’t care if you're a five-star culinary artist, or if you can barely open a can of soup. Nope. They love you because you’re you. And they will pretty much eat up anything you give them (though if you’re part of the latter group, you’d probably be best sticking to quality dry and wet food from the pet store).

#4 An Instant Exercise Partner

Living in a world of couch and computer potatoes means it’s sometimes hard to become motivated, go outside, and get all healthy and fit. It's not like we have Jillian Michaels from The Biggest Loser hounding us, and a goldfish certainly isn't going to get us moving out the door ...

But a dog? One look at that furry face when you go near the leash and you’re walking out the door (and let’s face it, with some dogs, it's running) for at least 30 minutes a day. It doesn’t even feel like exercise!

#3 The Cheapest Shrink Around

When you’re feeling down and thinking no one loves you, you always have a snuggle partner to make you feel better. That is, if you own a dog. Why? Dogs love to snuggle, they love to put their head in your lap, and they let you know that no matter what, they love you, and always will. Dogs are better than ice cream. This is a fact.

#2 (Wo)Man's Best Friend, Forever

Unlike the latest gadget or gizmo, you’ll never grow tired of a dog. From the infancy of a puppy to the regality of an old dog, canines are a constant source of surprises and rewards.

Sure, training a puppy is challenging, but they're oh-so-adorable. Young dogs are energetic and love getting into trouble, always keeping you on your toes. An older dog, meanwhile, is mellow, loyal, and loving -- they're like an old friend that has grown to adore you over the years. Yep, better than any Wii video game.

#1 Love!

Dogs wait at the door when they know you’re coming home. They dance for you with excitement when they see you. And they’re always deliriously ecstatic to see you.

No matter what.

Even if you’ve been so busy that you haven’t had the time to give your dog the attention he deserves, he’s still madly waiting for you to come home. He doesn’t care if you have a zit, got fired, dumped, or made a really bad fashion choice that day. All he wants is you. He loves you unconditionally. And that, my friends, is the ultimate reason why you should love dogs.

So, there you have it. The top five reasons to love dogs. Of course, there are so many more, but we don’t have all day!

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