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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Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

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I Will Always Call Myself A Dreamer

The new thing you should practice: reading the vibrations that surround you.


In "The Science That Will Change Your Future", Dr. Bruce Lipton talks about how everything in life communicates through vibrations. We can simplify everything, even to the atomic level, to good and bad vibes. Before you snort at the person who says you're giving off bad vibes, maybe consider this first. Dr. Lipton talks about how the gazelle doesn't go up to the lion and asks, "Are you my friend?", instead the gazelle can feel its bad vibes. How can the gazelle do this?

Vibrations do one of two things when they interfere with each other: mesh or clash. Good vibes are vibrations that mesh together. Bad vibes are vibrations that clash. The gazelle can sense its energy clashing with the energy of the lion (he terms this as destructive interference).

Dr. Lipton talks about how we are trained to not sense these vibrations. We see animals do it! Some people will tell you that cats just don't like them, for whatever reason. I have had many friends who said that if their dog didn't like you, then you probably aren't a good person.

Animals base everything off of their intuition to these vibrations; it is their key to survival. Everyone knows that dogs and cats can't see color. But have you ever really watched your pet? How their eyes dart around the room, or they growl at nothing? They are seeing things we aren't able to see. They are sensing vibrations in the room that we are not capable to sense.

What does any of this have to do with classifying yourself as a dreamer?

Those who are classified as dreamers are mainly those who pursue careers dealing with their artistic abilities. Having artistic abilities means you are more in-tune with not only your emotions but the emotions in the space around you. You are more perceptive of others and your surroundings. Thus, you are more in-tune with the vibrations that your art comes from. Your brain makes a neural connection between an emotion (a vibration), and what you produce (your art).

If you are a dreamer, you are unrealistic. You are perceived as driftwood; floating on idealism. If you are stiff and follow a designated path, you are practical and considered a "realist."

But who is more real? The one who ignores the vibrations in their environment; the businessman guiding the Caterpillars? Or the dreamer, who not only recognizes the vibes, but is able to portray them in a way that others can not only comprehend, but feel in their own ways?

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