3 min read (Articles narrated by Mabel)
Most families are super excited to welcome a dog into their home. However, what many people don’t realize is that dogs completely change your life (in a good way, of course). We’re important family members, so you need to be prepared for a lot of new and exciting changes if you plan on adopting a dog.
Here are just some of the many ways that dogs change your life. Not all of them sound appealing from the surface, but anyone who has a dog knows that life wouldn’t be as great without them.
#1 – You’re Always Loved
Every time you come home, your dog is likely waiting for you with bursts of excitement. They’re always interested in what you’re doing, even if you’re not doing anything important. They always want to be by your side as much as possible.
It can be nice to have space sometimes, but it’s even nicer to have a dog to cuddle with. Even on bad days, your dog will be there to cheer you up. Knowing you’re loved by a dog is probably one of the best feelings in the world. I know this because the best feeling for a rescue dog like me is being loved by a human.
#2 – You Get More Exercise
When you have a dog, you have a responsibility to take them on regular walks. Your dog relies on you for bathroom breaks, so you have no choice but to stop what you’re doing and take them outside.
But extra exercise is actually a good thing. It might seem like a hassle now and then, but it’s a great way for you to get moving and get some fresh air. If it weren’t for your dog, you might not be getting as much regular exercise. Plus, you probably socialize with a lot more people when you’re out and about with your dog, which can be good for your health too.
#3 – You Smile More
Molly always tells me that I’m so cute. She smiles every time she says it, and usually, just looking at me is enough to make her grin from ear to ear. So, it seems that dogs make humans smile more. Even if you’re having a bad day, all you have to do is look at your dog and you’ll feel better in no time.
#4 – It’s Harder to Go on Vacation
Unfortunately, it’s harder to go on vacation when you have a dog, even if it’s only for a day or weekend. Dogs are like your furry children, so they can’t be left alone for too long. Therefore, you’ll always have to arrange for a dog sitter to watch your pup while you’re away.
However, just because it’s harder to do something doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing. The reason you want to find the perfect sitter for your dog is because you care about them so much. You just want to make sure they’re safe while you’re away, which is heartwarming if you really think about it.
#5 – You’re in Charge of a Living Thing
The most important part of having a dog is that you’ll care for them like a child. After all, we’re living creatures. Our lives are in your hands. But it’s not as intimidating as it sounds. In fact, it should be a rewarding experience.
Having a dog means that you’re in charge of their health, wellbeing, and happiness. It’s a big responsibility, but you get to know that you helped give your dog the best life possible. Suddenly, their needs seem more important than anything else because they’re loving family members. Plus, if your dog was a rescue, you’ll feel even better knowing that you saved their life.
As I’m told, living with dogs is not always easy. I know we can act a little strange or annoying at times, but we make life so much better. And humans make our lives better too!
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