6 Reasons Every Woman Needs A Dog

6 Reasons Every Woman Needs A Dog

It's the partner in crime you've always dreamed of.
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Whoever said a dog was "man's best friend" clearly never met a woman. I've had dogs all my life, granted I was deathly afraid of them until the age of 6...BUT that's beside the point. Point is, this is the first time I haven't had a dog to come home to every day and I no longer no how to function. I'm the woman that falls in love with every puppy she sees at the shelters or the stores.

Seeing as how I'm away at college and out of the house most of the day, I currently don't have time to manage a little nugget running around; however, if I did, I'd probably have four by now. On that note, here is 6 reasons every girl needs a dog in their life.


1. The Endless Loving.

Everyone who has had a dog can agree they were put on this Earth to make life a little more bearable. No girl will need a man to be happy when all she has to do is walk through the door and see a little pup waiting to attack her with kisses. There is nothing better than coming home to a puppy that is always happy to see their human.

2. Cuddle Buddy.

No matter the size of your pup, you can bet they're always perfect at cuddling up at the end of the day. Some may be a little more hyper than others, so let them run around for a bit. I guarantee when you head off to bed, you'll hear the jingle of a collar following close behind.

3. Wingman/Wingwoman.

Need help landing a man? You'd be surprised at how much men actually fall head over heels for fluffy dogs! With the amount of attention my roommate's dog has gotten, it's safe to say they're great sidekicks in the dating department.

4. Vent Sessions.

When it's been a long day and you just want to get in bed and cry, your puppy will be there to lick the tears off your face (yes, my dogs have done this). They can tell when you're upset and they'll be there in the blink of an eye to wag their tail and make your night a little less stressful.

5. Never Alone.

As women, we go through highs and lows with our emotions. So when the day comes that you feel like there is no one there for you and the entire world is against you, have no fear! Your pup will be there to get you through it. You are their human, and they enjoy seeing you happy just as much as you enjoy having them around.

6. Constant Activity.

Even if you didn't feel like hitting the gym one day, getting a dog will force you to be more active. Dogs have more energy than we realize and even if they have to tug at your foot for hours just to go to the park, they will. Hey, at least you'll be in more shape!

So whether you just want to be a couch potato all day or go run a marathon, your dog will be more than willing to spend the day with you. Dogs are made of love, joy, and tiny miracles. So next time you stop by an animal shelter, consider the happiness both of you could possess by adopting. Heck, I might come home tomorrow with three new puppies (WATCH OUT PARENTS).

Cover Image Credit: 101 Dog Breeds

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To The Friends I Won't Talk To After High School

I sincerely hope, every great quality I saw in you, was imprinted on the world.
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Hey,

So, for the last four years I’ve seen you almost everyday. I’ve learned about your annoying little brother, your dogs and your crazy weekend stories. I’ve seen you rock the awful freshman year fashion, date, attend homecoming, study for AP tests, and get accepted into college.

Thank you for asking me about my day, filling me in on your boy drama and giving me the World History homework. Thank you for complimenting my outfits, laughing at me presenting in class and listening to me complain about my parents. Thank you for sending me your Quizlets and being excited for my accomplishments- every single one of them. I appreciate it all because I know that soon I won’t really see you again. And that makes me sad. I’ll no longer see your face every Monday morning, wave hello to you in the hallways or eat lunch with you ever again. We won't live in the same city and sooner or later you might even forget my name.

We didn’t hang out after school but none the less you impacted me in a huge way. You supported my passions, stood up for me and made me laugh. You gave me advice on life the way you saw it and you didn’t have to but you did. I think maybe in just the smallest way, you influenced me. You made me believe that there’s lots of good people in this world that are nice just because they can be. You were real with me and that's all I can really ask for. We were never in the same friend group or got together on the weekends but you were still a good friend to me. You saw me grow up before your eyes and watched me walk into class late with Starbucks every day. I think people like you don’t get enough credit because I might not talk to you after high school but you are still so important to me. So thanks.

With that said, I truly hope that our paths cross one day in the future. You can tell me about how your brothers doing or how you regret the college you picked. Or maybe one day I’ll see you in the grocery store with a ring on your finger and I’ll be so happy you finally got what you deserved so many guys ago.

And if we ever do cross paths, I sincerely hope you became everything you wanted to be. I hope you traveled to Italy, got your dream job and found the love of your life. I hope you have beautiful children and a fluffy dog named Charlie. I hope you found success in love before wealth and I hope you depended on yourself for happiness before anything else. I hope you visited your mom in college and I hope you hugged your little sister every chance you got. She’s in high school now and you always tell her how that was the time of your life. I sincerely hope, every great quality I saw in you, was imprinted on the world.

And hey, maybe I’ll see you at the reunion and maybe just maybe you’ll remember my face. If so, I’d like to catch up, coffee?

Sincerely,

Me

Cover Image Credit: High school Musical

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The Truth About PETA

After hearing many stories of PETA's cruelty towards animals, it's hard to believe their cause is pure.

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A couple of years ago, my family visited an exotic zoo sanctuary that helped save breeds of tigers and took care of injured animals. On the entrance door we noticed a sticker that was dissing PETA. My sister and I were somewhat confused as we thought that PETA was an organization to save animals. Before we entered the zoo, there was a video that we had to watch about the history and purpose of the zoo. In the video, there was a contribution segment for their chimpanzees who were poisoned in their habitat. My family later talked to the owner of the zoo and he started telling us stories about people who have gotten into the zoo and poisoned the animals. Some people had thrown poisoned food over the fences and even bombed the alligator habitat- almost all of which had been members of PETA. There were also banners hanging up promoting a website called PETA kills animals, so I had to check it out.

On this website you can find many statistics and proof of the percentages of animals PETA has killed, PETA's claims, animal treatment, and the groups that they fund. While talking to the zoo owner, he had told us a story from when he worked for PETA for a short period of time. "There was a little boy who had brought in his pet bunny who had specifically asked to give it a better home, the associate agreed and then took it to the back where they had put it down." I asked him why they would just kill the pets without giving them a chance and his answer was shocking.

The owner told us that the people who kill pets and captive animals see it as doing the animal a favor. They don't believe in the notion of pets and think that no animal should live in a cage. So they believe that death is better for the animal than living domestically. Although it makes sense to want animals to live in the wild, I don't understand why killing them is necessary if they could just release them.

So why do they still post about animal rights? Just because they think that animals should die rather than being in a cage doesn't mean that they think wild animals should also die. Their goal is to rid the world of pets and grow the wild animal population. Animal cruelty is not okay, and they believe that, too. They may post about adoptions because they need to keep up their image and they can't kill all of the animals they house.

What about Sea World? As far as I know, PETA is for shutting Sea World down. Animals are dying in their habitats at Sea World due to poor conditions and bad health. If Sea World shuts down, then the animals get to be released from their cages and into the wild.

I have never experienced PETA first hand, but I have heard many stories about their killings. I am somewhat skeptical but I know that I don't trust the organization. What do you think? Does PETA kill animals? It's up for you to decide.

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