10 Reasons Why You Should Have a Dog in College

10 Reasons Why You Should Have a Dog in College

College can be ruff, but dogs are always there to save the day!

Oh, the great dog debate.

Should you bring your dog to college? Should you get a dog in college? Should you just wait until you have kids? The answer to these questions is up to you, but here's my personal top 10 reasons to have a dog in college:

1. Man's best friend. Literally dogs make you feel like you're the ONLY thing in the world that matters the second you walk through the door. They love you, jump on you and just want to hang with you. Dogs make you feel like a million bucks, especially on those crummy days when you need to feel loved.


2. Cuddle buddy. If you don't have a significant other (or even if you do), pups make the BEST cuddle buddies. They just want to snuggle up close and take a nap. They're also the best listeners... as long as you keep scratching their belly.


3. Play dates. If your friends are busy, dogs ALWAYS want to hang outside. 


4. Halloween costumes. Yes, the ability to play dress up is reason enough to have a dog in college. There is nothing funnier than a dog in a costume. Why? I'm not sure. Don't believe me? Go look up dog's in costumes. 


5. Excuse for solo walks. When you aren't a runner but want to get some outdoor exercise, it can be a little awkward walking solo-style. But with a dog, no one ever questions you. Your dog must be walked, right?  

6. Meet your future spouse. If a guy walks a dog, every girl WILL stop and WILL pet the puppy. But it's not just a tool for men. Everyone is a sucker for cute dogs. Just the other day, a guy stopped his car - literally stopped in the middle of the road - to ask what kind of dog I had. Even if the guy doesn't like dogs, he can pretend to be interested just to talk to you.

7. You're never alone. I mean I may or may not have snuck my dog into class using my backpack... and I definitely take her into stores on a regular basis.  I literally never have to go anywhere alone.


8. Excuse to be antisocial (because we all need them every now and then, and we can't blame our parents anymore). "I can't... I have to go take care of my dog."  Then you proceed to ignore your social life and take pictures of your dog in a hammock.

9. Snapchat. 
Seriously though. Funny animal pictures will NEVER be annoying. 


10. Instagram. You know those artsy dog pics rack up the "likes."


...and if you're not a dog person, you can always opt for a Bearded Dragon.
(Hi Sarah and Oscar)

A special shout out to my Pi Phis and their dogs (and bearded dragon):

Storey and Abby DeShazo

Maggie and Brandi Bear King

Gracie and Boots Bower

Sarah and @OscarMeyerDragon Baldwin

And to the one I call "Ewok," "Swamp Monster," "Chewbacca," "Creature," and "Lu," my little diva, Lulu. You've been the weirdest, ugliest, cutest, cuddliest pup to ever walk the face of the earth - even though I'm pretty sure you're an alien.

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30 Bee Puns To Get You Through The Day

These puns are as sweet as honey.

There are few things in life that make me happier (and/or make me want to bury my face in my hands and groan loudly) than a well timed pun. This goes double if the pun involves some my favorite insects — bees. There's nothing quite as satisfying as uttering a bee pun when no one expects it, so here is a list of the top 30 bee puns around!

Use these puns to make your grandparents laugh, impress your date, spice up your Tinder profile, make friends with a beekeeper, break the ice at your new job or make everyone in the general vicinity wish they hadn't invited you to come hang out with them. You won't bee-lieve how many of these puns you'll be pollen for! You'll bee-come an instant hit at parties! You'll bee sure to thank me later.

1. "When a bee is in your hand, what's in your eye? Beauty. Because beauty is in the eye of the bee-holder."

2. "Bee puns really sting.

3. "Who's a bee's favorite singer? Bee-yoncé."

4. "What's a happy bumblebee's blood type? Bee positive!"

5. "Bee puns aren't that great. I don't get what all the buzz is about."

6. "Wasp are you talking about?"

7. "Naughty bee children really need to beehive."

8. "What kind of bees drop things? Fumble bees!"

9. "A bee's favorite haircut is a buzz cut!"

10. "What do you call a bee that's a sore loser? A cry bay-bee!"

11. "What's a bee's favorite flower? Bee-gonias!"

12. "Why do bees get married? Because they found their honey!"

13. "That bee is talking too quietly, it must be a mumble-bee!"

14. "Bee children take the school buzz to get to school."

15. "A bee's favorite sport is rug-bee."

16. "The bees went on strike because they wanted more honey and less working flowers."

17. "On the first day of class, bee students are given a sylla-buzz."

18. "What did one bee say to the other when they landed on the same flower? Buzz off."

19. "Who's a bee's favorite painter? Pablo Bee-casso!"

20. "A bee styles their hair with a honeycomb."

21. "When a bee writes a sonnet, they're waxing poetic."

22. "The worker bee decided to take a vacation to Stingapore last year."

23. "A bee that's been put under a spell has been bee-witched!"

24. "Say, these bee puns aren't too shab-bee."

25. "That pretentious wasp is just plain snob-bee!"

26. "Why did the bee want to use the phone? To say hi to their honey."

27. "A bee's favorite novel is the Great Gats-bee."

28. "What's a bee's favorite Spice Girls song? Wanna-bee!"

29. "What do bees like with their sushi? Wasa-bee!"

30. "Remember, bee puns are good for your health, they give you a dose of Vitamin Bee!"

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My Life Would Suck Without Dogs



I don't want to be super basic (I mean moreso than I already am), but I just want to comment on the existence of dogs. I'm not a cat person by any means because I'm just as temperamental as they are.

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I also don't trust anything about them because you never know what they're capable of.

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I don't agree with the existence of cats, but dogs are a completely different story.

I used to hate dogs. And I mean HATE them. And it was 99% because I was terrified of them. My grandmother always had pit bulls as I was growing up, and I stupidly believed the stigma around pit bulls and didn't trust them. Plus, my cousins use to make the dogs chase me for their own amusement and that was terrifying in itself.

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But, I was forced to live with a guide dog in training my third year in college and that changed EVERYTHING.

I went from being terrified to keep my room door open so the dog wouldn't come in there to being in tears any time I even see a dog.

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It was a huge 180. Dogs are great animals and they don't always understand how appreciated they are.

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And I'm glad I'm on the bandwagon now.

I saw a dog the other day and couldn't stop thinking about it for the entire day. And a friend of mine decided to get a dog a couple of days ago and now she won't stop talking about. And I fully support that!

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Isn't life just better because there are dogs in it? If you know you get to see one at the end of the day, doesn't that just make your day so much better?

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If more places allowed dogs other than service dogs into buildings, we'd have happier people in the world. Don't believe me?

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Test that theory!

Pluto is allowed everywhere in Disney and there are happy people in Disney, right?

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Game, set, match.

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