5 Reasons Why Everyone Needs A Dog In Their Life

5 Reasons Why Everyone Needs A Dog In Their Life

Dogs are the medicine we didn't know we needed.


I have always grown up with dogs. Ever since I was a little girl, I had dogs. There was even a time when I had seven dogs at once and I remember loving every second of it.

Three years ago, I went off to college and had to leave my family and my dogs behind. It was very emotional and after a while, I thought that everything was fine. It wasn't until I moved off campus with my boyfriend, and adopted a dog that I realized I was missing something.

The dog that I adopted, I didn't actually "adopt" in a technical sense. I drove home to California and picked up my dog that my family adopted when I was little. Now, that dog lives with me and my boyfriend here in Phoenix and she has helped me in many ways.

Dogs express unconditional love for you.


Dogs don't care if you make mistakes. They only care that you are around and capable of receiving kisses from them. Dogs are loyal and love us no matter what we do.

Dogs are always excited to see you.


It doesn't matter if you are gone for 5 minutes or 5 hours, dogs will always be waiting for you to get home. When you do, they have their butts ready to wiggle and their feet ready to do the happy dance.

Dogs help reduce depression and anxiety.


It is a natural reaction for people to be happy when they see or are around dogs. Dogs are really good as emotional support animals for those with depression or anxiety because it allows people to be happier and less lonely.

Dogs are cuddle bugs.


My chihuahua loves to cuddle and sleep underneath the blankets with me. When she gets hot, she will just peak her head out of the blanket as to not move away from me. She and I will cuddle all night. Dogs are the best cuddlers.

Dogs ensure that you are never alone.


Dogs always have some sort of trick up their sleeve to make sure that you are loved in every way. Whether that be to be extremely silly or just to lie next to you while you are watching tv. If you have a dog, you will never be alone. That is a guarantee.

Sure, dogs can be a lot of work and take a lot of time to train. However, that is a small price to pay for such a loyal companion that will always be at your side.

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Why It Is Scientifically Proven That Golden Doodles Are The Best Kind Of Dogs

No matter what color you have, they are awesome.

Let me first say that golden-doodles are golden retrievers and a poodle mix. It's a big difference from other doodles. This is a new, popular kind of dog, that is known worldwide. It has been proven (not really but let's say it is) that they are the best dogs ever, in every color. Here are some reasons why:

1. They are great with kids!

2. Especially sick kids or kids with disabilities!

3. They enjoy the party life!

4. They love every kind of weather!

5. They can help you pass the hardest levels on Candy Crush.

6. They think they are humans.

Or just big babies.

7. They have the best manners!

8. They give the best hugs!

9. They make great therapy dogs! (Plus they are hypoallergenic)

10. They make everything a treasure!

11. They make the best snuggle buddies.

12. They make you laugh on your worse days.

* Basically all these pictures*

13. They are superstars!!

14. They make great study buddies! (Very important for college students or middle/high school students)

15. But most importantly, they are the cutest.

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To The First School Pony I Ever Rode, And Still Love

Although its been around 9 years since I've ridden Change, I still remember all he taught me.


Here's some background. It was my 4th birthday that started my love for horses. My parents and I lived in this house that had an acre plot of land, perfect for the best birthday parties. This birthday party, in particular, consisted of ponies.

My father rented one of those party organizations to bring a few ponies for my friends and me to ride, and that very day I said to my father, "I want to ride horses!" And the rest was history.

I started and still to this day ride at Level Green Riding School, a barn that became a second home to me at a young age. My first lesson, at the age of 6, was on this magical little pony, who now barely reaches my hips, Change. He was this fiery little pony who had some attitude but was incredibly patient with the young students.

I took my first few weeks of lessons on him and continued to on and off ride him for about two years after. Although we did little real work other than walk, trot, canter, then finally 18-inch jumping, I learned a lot from him.

So to my buddy Change,

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Thank you for helping me grow my love for riding. Because of you, I have continued to pursue my passion for the sport. I have kept with it, even when I felt like a failure. There would be times when I felt horrible about a lesson, but because of you I keep with it and understand that there is always room for improvement.

Thanks to you, I understand that the horse is never to blame, but that I should reevaluate my position, attitude or technique to better my relationship with the horse I am on. The love I have for these animals stems from the small connection my young kind had with you.

I learned how to be humble. The little things we accomplished together, like my first time ever posting, where I looked like I was attached to a pole just standing up and sitting down, was a big moment, but I know it only happened because you helped me out. Image if I was on a wild pony who had an attitude and was out of control, those big moments would have come a lot harder.

The first time we jumped, oh what a joy. Although it was a small pile of poles at first, I felt free. I really saw what it was like to have a simple connection with a being.

Change, you taught me control, composure, and to have a great attitude no matter what. Those times when you were having a bad day and the first time you tried to buck me off, instead of being in fear, I just laughed and kicked you along.

You taught me the fun of this sport, and for that, I thank you with all my heart.

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