6 Reasons Dogs Are Truly Man's Best Friend

6 Reasons Dogs Are Truly Man's Best Friend

Love is a 4-legged word

I am a dog person, and I believe there are so many reasons why dogs are man's best friend. We may ask ourselves why dogs? There are many loving and playful animals in this world, so why are dogs considered man's best friend? Well here are your reasons as to why dogs are just plain awesome, and why dogs are man's unconditional best friend.

1. They're always waiting at the door when you get home.

Whether it's one minute or one week, your dog will be ecstatic when you walk through that door. Dogs don't have much of a sense of time, so to them, it all feels the same and they are just as excited every time you come home. There are countless videos on the internet showcasing this wonderful moment shared between these two friends, and each one will make just about anyone's day. This gif proves it -- I know you're smiling, don't act like it doesn't pull on your heart strings even just a little bit.

2. They will always cuddle with you.

What is better than some puppy cuddles? Nothing, absolutely nothing. Cuddling with your favorite canine pal(s) while binge watching your newest Netflix addiction is the best way to spend any night. Actually, that's exactly what I'm doing right now. Having a dog is almost like having that boyfriend/girlfriend that will always be there for you.

3. They are the best listeners.

Have you just been through a bad break-up? Did you just fail a test? Whatever it may be, your dog is by far the best listener; they don't interrupt you, they love you no matter what you did, and they'll give you lots of kisses once you're done -- and puppy kisses are just about as awesome as puppy cuddles.

4. They motivate you to be the best you.

Your dog doesn't see any bad in you, they honestly believe you're perfect no matter what you do. They make you strive to be the person they think you are. Simple as that.

5. They love you unconditionally.

There are basically just a handful of beings on this planet that will love you no matter what: your parents, grandparents and, of course, your dog. The fact that there is never anything you can do to make your dog stop loving you is so awesome. It's even hilarious when you have to scold your dog for something, and two minutes later they are giving you kisses.

6. They love to have fun.

No matter the age of the dog, their fun-loving personality is one of the biggest reasons why man and dog get a long so well. They are always up for a game of catch, a walk in the park, or just a simple tug-of-war match.

No matter what happens in life, always remember that your dog loves you. Love truly is a four-legged word.

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Forever my number one guy.

Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.

7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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