10 Times It's Unacceptable To Get A Puppy

10 Times It's Unacceptable To Get A Puppy

Who am I kidding?!

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I personally believe there is no wrong time to get a dog! Who ever tells you that there is a bad time to get a dog you should just never speak to again, because you don't need that kind of negativity in your life!

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Dogs are not only pets to some people, they are basically children! There is no wrong time to get a dog some people get dogs for many different reasons! Some of those reasons being support animals, someone to be around when they are down, they even might be saving them from the shelter or something like that! The puppy might think you are saving it's life, but he/she is also saving your life in some cases!

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5 Ways Impulsively Getting A Dog Saved My Mental Health

Those four paws are good for a lot more than just face kisses.

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Shortly before my husband and I officially moved out onto our own, he surprised me with a puppy in hand on the morning of our anniversary. Moving out, tackling college, and everything in between, I thought another huge responsibility was the last thing I needed. However, in reality, Oakley, the lab/Australian shepard/collie mix, was exactly what I needed to get back to "me."


He provides emotional support

One of the most obvious reasons is how much emotional support dogs, (and other respective animals) can provide. His paws have been accidentally stepped on, and he certainly isn't a fan of the forced flea/tick medication doses, but less than 30 seconds later, he is without fail immediately by my side again, tail wagging and ready for more kisses. Although he is not trained or certified as an ESA, it's without a doubt he has effectively (and unconsciously) combated random anxiety attacks or feelings of being alone.

He requires being cared for

You'll heavily judge every crazy fur mama, as did, I until you become one. Getting Oakley immediately got me consistently back on my feet and forced me to ask myself, "What does he need today?"Even simple, easy tasks like taking him out to run/go to the bathroom had me excited and forced me to find a motive in the day to day activities. I loved no longer having even the mere choice to be unproductive. Don't want to start your day? Well, Oakley needs his day started, so let's get moving.

He serves as protection

It's no surprise how far a dog's loyalty will go to protect their owner. For decades, specially trained dogs have had life-saving responsibilities assigned to them. Even being married, my husband and I's schedules vary significantly to where it is not uncommon for me to be alone. The slightest sound or shadow from outside our door immediately initiates barking. In the bathroom taking a shower? He's there. Knowing that Oakley is looking out, even when I get carried away with tasks like cooking dinner, always calms my nerves.

He's become something to look forward to

The nice thing about having Oakley is regardless of how my day goes, I know exactly how it is going to end. Whether I passed an exam with flying colors or got the lowest grade in the class, I know what waits for me when I open the door at home. After a long day, nothing resets my mood like walking into a face that is just as happy and excited to see me!

He encourages bonds with others

If you want your social interaction to sky rocket: get a puppy. No, I'm serious. You'll have people wanting to come over and visit "you" (let's be real… your puppy), like it's your last day on Earth. For me, this was exactly what I needed. Getting Oakley had family members constantly checking in to see how he was growing, learning, etc. Not only did this encourage more interactions with family and friends, but it also "livened" my husband and I's home life. Instead of the "normal" weekend nights consisting of Netflix and MarioKart, (which are enjoyable in their own respective ways), spending our nights playing Monkey in the Middle with our new four-legged friend has proven much more entertaining.

So ideally was it the right time to get a dog? Probably not. However, adding Oakley to my small little family combated anxiety and depression in ways I wouldn't have ever thought possible.

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Losing My Pet Was Like Losing My Best Friend

To the girl who lost her best friend, from somebody in your shoes.

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This isn't about your diamonds or your human best friend, this is about your dog.

The one who sat next to you while you were in tears that one night. He or she was the one who cuddled with you when you were alone at night, ate your nasty leftovers, made you feel welcomed in an unwanted home, and gave you all the love in their heart that they possibly could.

From the moment you got them, they gave you nothing but love.

Like Mary J. Blige once said, what you and your dog have is "REAL LOVE."

When you lost them, it felt as if the whole world came to a crumble. It hurts a lot and makes you cry for such a long time. They will bring so much joy while they are here, yet when they're gone it'll bring such pain. They may be gone due to death or even having to give them a better home. We must remember that all dogs go to heaven and we can't always do something to stop it. It's best for us to say our proper goodbye, and move on and wish them well.

We must do our best to move on at least. I am here to say it is okay to talk about it with someone. It may not seem a lot to others but trust there are many people who may understand exactly what you are going through. It is okay to set up a memorial for them. It is okay to be upset for a couple of days. Go out, find a hobby, write about it, draw, or anything that can help you cope properly. What is not okay, is dwelling on what happened, or what you could've possibly done or changed.

This is because everything happens for a reason. There was a good reason why this is happening or has already occurred. No, you do not need to buy another dog or pet or adopt. You need to face what happened and move on properly before you decide you want another pet. I wouldn't want to pass away and someone immediately replace me with someone new.

So, as for your pets, you shouldn't replace them as soon as they're gone.

For those who have never lost a pet, this may seem like a very insignificant, but once you had a pet whose grown with you, been there when no one was, or showed you love and care in different ways, it'll tear your heart at their loss.

As a recent member of my family who lost our Great Dane, Titus, it has taken some of the light out of the household. Although we had a memorial and it has been two weeks, there hasn't been a day since that I haven't thought of him. I would like to tell him one last time I love him, and hug him. I want him to greet me one last time at the door, jump on me and my boyfriend in the morning, and be his crazy, hyper self once again.

I wrote this one for those going through the same type of heartbreak. Thank you, Titus, for the greatest memories I have from my home.

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