13 Reasons Why Your Dog Really Is Your Best Friend
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13 Reasons Why Your Dog Really Is Your Best Friend

Life can be ruff without a fur-ever friend.

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13 Reasons Why Your Dog Really Is Your Best Friend
Schuyler Talbert

Don't get me wrong – I have plenty of human best friends for life. This is not some sad article where I confess that my only friend is my dog, but I think I can speak for most dog owners when I say that my dog is one of my favorite "people." Sometimes dogs are just better best friends than humans. You barely have to do anything for them and you're already the apple of their eye. But if you're still unsure about whether or not you dog is your bestie, here are 13 reasons why I consider my dog my best friend.

1. You can tell them anything.

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As weird as it sounds, you literally can. Obviously your dog can’t talk so you truly know that nothing you say will be repeated. They will also never get tired of listening to you talk, so you’ll never feel self-conscious about long you drag on about that boy liking picture, but not Snapchat-ing you back. And the best part is that they won’t judge what you say, because once again, they are dogs.

2. No matter how long you are gone, they’ll still be waiting for you when you return home.

You can leave the house for two minutes or two months, and they will still welcome you home. When I left for college, one of the hardest parts was leaving my childhood dogs, but when I came home to visit they were always excited to see me, wagging tails and all.

3. When you are exhausted and just want to stay home, your dog is all for it.

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You can almost hear them say (in their high pitched voice) “put on the next episode of Grey’s.” My dogs are old so they love doing absolutely nothing.

4. You dog is always a good co-pilot for a spur-of-the-moment car ride.

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Whenever you get bored and just want to drive with loud music, but you don’t want to call any friends, you dog is always there ready to ride shot-gun.

5. Your camera-roll consist of selfies of your dog and selfies of you and your dog.

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I confess that I am way too guilty of this. But come on; what’s cuter than a selfie of just you? A selfie with an adorable little animal in it!

6. When you’re away from your dog, you make someone in your family face-time you so you can talk to your dog.

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When I was away at college, I would always get my sisters to face-time me so I could see my dog. It’s completely normal.

7. You don’t have to put your dog on social media for him to see that you care about him.

So many friends get butt-hurt when you don’t post pictures of them, but your dog never will. A simple hug will do.

8. You can dress your dog up in ridiculous clothing, but they will still love you.

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I say this from personal experience because I have literally dressed my dog up in everything. Ranging from a taco, to a hotdog, to a Christmas tree, my dog has been it all. And she still loves me.


9. Your dog excepts you for who you are.

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When you’re with your dog, you can do whatever you want and your dog won’t treat you any differently. There is no judgement from your biffle dog what-so-ever.


10. Your dog will never ignore you.

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You friends might ignore your call, read and no reply, open your snap, ect. But whenever you call your dog’s name, they will come running with a wagging tail and a loving heart.

11. When you’re sad, sometimes you don’t want anyone to comfort you except your dog.

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Just being around your fur-baby is always the cure to a sour mood.

12. Your dog knows what your routine is.

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You never even had to tell her, she just learned when you grab your keys, you’re leaving and you’ll be back before dark. And she will wait up for you, even if its after dark.


13. Your dog is always there for you.

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Whether you’re with your dog all the time or only on holidays, your dog loves you unconditionally.

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