The mere mention of the word ‘dog’ to a dog-lover isn’t just about a four-legged animal with a keen sense of smell. The word signifies a heart-warming bond that they share with their closest and truest friends, whose affection often surpasses that which humans have to offer to each other. We have heard since times immemorial that dogs are man’s most faithful friends. Ask those who have been blessed with the selfless love of that wonderful creature and they will tell you that it is perfectly true. They will tell you your life completely changes, and always for the better, when you let a furry friend come into your life and shower you with unadulterated love.They will always be seen convincing everyone to get a dog, giving innumerable reasons to justify why it will be the best decision one can ever make. But it isn’t just them, even science has proved what a positive impact dogs can have on the quality of our lives. For all those planning to get a dog, let me help you make a final decision here. Being a dog-lover myself, I could have actually given you a thousand reasons to get a dog, but here I am, giving you five good ones.
1.The love that dogs have for you is one of the most unadulterated, selfless forms of love you’ll ever see
Think about movies like Hachiko and you’ll know what I’m talking about. A dog’s affection for its human comes with ‘no complaints, no demands’. You just need to ask around or Google it, and you will be flooded with beautiful stories of how dogs have been with their masters through the toughest situations, putting their masters before themselves and very often, even laying down their lives in the process.
2.They are anti-depressants on four legs, with absolutely no side-effects
Had a bad day at work? Went through a break-up? Down with an illness? No matter what happens, your dog will greet you with the same amount of love and excitement like he/she does every day when you go back home. A dog is not judgmental at all and his/her love for you only grows with time. With their showers of kisses, innocence, and funny antics, they can always manage to make you smile.
3.Science has proved that people with dogs live healthier lives
Dogs are extremely helpful as far as it comes to health issues. For instance, so many people with visual impairment and other issues have dogs making their lives so much easier. It has also been proved that they lessen the risk of heart diseases. With their sense of smell that is almost a million times stronger than ours, they can sense seizures way before they happen, thus saving our lives.
4.They give you an edge in your dating life!
You really don’t need to be the best looking person around, to strike up conversations with potential dates. Birds of the same feather flock together, you see. So just take your dog out for a walk where you might find such people and watch other dog-lovers coming to you as if your dog’s innocent face were a magnet. Moreover, you’ll have such a great topic for conversation.
5.Dogs are great companions for the lone wolves out there
Do you prefer living alone, in your own cocoon, enjoying your own company? But sometimes do you feel that you need a companion beside you? Get a dog and it will never let you feel bored, and will always be up for fun. Also, dogs are great companions for the elderly who live alone.
So go ahead, get a furry friend in your life. When you let him/her shower you with selfless love and affection, you’ll be compelled to give that love back to him/her in triplicate. The great news is that love will only increase day by day. Of course, in the beginning, it might take some effort in adjusting with this new member in your family. But with time, when that bond deepens, you won’t be able to help agreeing with me when I say-it is one of the best decisions you can ever make!