Don’t get me wrong, I love my boyfriend BUT my ginger pooch Frodo is my best friend and means the world to me. I had a funny thought earlier today when I came home and was greeted by a big bear hug from Frodo…could dogs possibly be better than boyfriends? Here’s a list of reasons why that might be the case…
#1 Dogs are always pleased to see you – You can be gone for six hours or six minutes, you enter the house and they’ll run to you because you’ve been missed.
#2 Dogs are smart – Full stop.
#3 Dogs are good listeners – they won’t interrupt you when you tell them a story.
#4 They’ll never complain about your cooking – Whether it’s dry, jelly, wet, store-bought or home-cooked, your dog will practically inhale the food before it’s even hit the floor. And you know it’s been appreciated, because they’re drooling, looking at you with those adorable puppy-dog eyes wanting another bowl.
#5 Dogs have never peer-pressured anyone into drinking alcohol or doing drugs – You’d rather spend your time rubbing their belly and tickling them behind the ears.
#6 Dogs never laugh at how you throw the ball to them.
#7 Dogs can heal wounds simply by kissing you – A dog licking your face will have you giggling like a child again, waving those worries away. According to scientists, a dog’s kisses might also have physical benefits too. Studies have shown that saliva, both human and dog, can help stimulate nerves and muscles, and get oxygen moving again. I guess the phrase ‘lick your wounds’ doesn’t sound so crazy after all. AND, dogs mean it when they kiss you.
#8 Dogs don’t care if you put on a couple of pounds – There’s just more of you to cuddle with. (Plus, dogs are cool with public displays of affection).
#9 Dogs are loyal, they won’t trade you in for a younger model.
#10 Dogs don’t judge you for staying up until 3am watching TV series on Netflix, on a daily basis.
And on that note, I’m off to cuddle up to Frodo and watch the end of Orange is the New Black. Night!
Day 2 of #BEDN and #NaBloPoMo