I think everyone, at least one time in their life or every minute of every day (like me), want a little fur child. I’m here to be the peer pressure you need to have some extra hair around the house. Now let me start this off by saying, any pet will do. However, my blog this week is about why everyone needs a dog. You heard it right – a dog. I’d be lying if I said cats were equal because that is just not possible. I realize I could potentially be upsetting people by saying that dogs are superior, but I’m ready to take on the negative views on this particular subject because I can’t be waivered at this point. Honestly, I shouldn’t have to explain why everyone needs a dog because it should be self-explanatory, but I’ll humor myself. So here it goes:
- They are always happy and excited to see you.
Dogs are notorious for always being right where you’re at at all times. They’re the first ones to greet you at the door, toy at the ready. Yes, occasionally they can be moody like the best of us, but the majority of the time they are a ball of sunshine that prances behind you as you make your way around the house.
- They have the best personalities.
It’s so cool to be a dog parent and see how their personalities unfold. It really is like having your own kid in dog form. When they get comfortable with you and figure out a routine, its so fun to see how their personalities transform. You can tell what things make them excited, what things make them tick, where their go-to spot to sleep is, and all kinds of other fun things.
- They are the best cuddlers/pillows.
I may be speaking for just myself here, but my dog is the absolute best cuddler. Like 9 times out of 10, I’d probably choose to nap with her rather than someone else. If you didn’t already know, the average body temperature of a dog is anywhere from 101° to 102.5°. That means, you are cuddling up to a squishy little furnace. Granted, this doesn’t work as well if you have a smaller dog, but if you have a large dog that doesn’t mind sitting still or napping – it’s heaven.
- They can’t talk back.
This is quite possibly the best reason to have a fur child if you’re not so keen on having an actual child right now or ever. Sure they have their own way of being a snot sometimes, but it’s nowhere near the amount of “snottery” you would have to put up with an actual child, and the attitude sure doesn’t last 18+ years like the latter.
In conclusion, fur children for everyone! You get a fur child, you get a fur child, and you get a fur child * In Oprah Winfrey’s Give Away Voice *. But in all honesty, the most important thing (even more important than getting a pet) is to remember that if you cannot afford to take COMPLETE care of a pet, don’t do it. I know you may want one, but do not subject them to bad or no healthcare because you were not in a good financial state when you purchased the pet. Also, another side note: Adopt, don’t shop. Finally, best of luck in your fur parenting!
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