Why Your Dog Will Always Be Your Best Friend

Why Your Dog Will Always Be Your Best Friend

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What's not to love about furry paws bouncing off the floor, while a cold schnoz meets you face-to-face to deliver plenty of "I missed you" kisses? There are plenty of reasons why your dog will always be right by your side. Once a puppy sniffs its way into your heart, there's no going back.

Why, you ask? Well, dogs are extremely selfless. They're loyal, they're kind and they're everything that people are sometimes just not. It doesn't matter what size they are, either. Whether a chihuahua or a Great Dane, dogs will protect you with their lives.

By now, the thought that never seems to leave you is floating around in your head: What did we ever do to deserve dogs?

Well, the question is simple, my friend.

We don't deserve dogs.

These little fuzzy blobs of slobber and energy find ways of making us more happy than we even realize. The cute way they wag their tails, the aww-worthy way they shake hands and even the gentle nature they behold while around small children are the reasons for our smiles. There's something so comforting about knowing how a little puppy could be so innocent and loving in such a cruel world.

Your pup is the only being who never holds a grudge against you. You leave them day after day to go to school, work or whatever it is that life has you busy with, and they never hate you for it. They miss you more than anything, of course, but anger is something that isn't, and will never be possibly held, in those big puppy dog eyes.

And that's kind of beautiful, really. That dogs hold emotions, just like you and me.

They also hold plenty of power over us.

More than likely, you can't resist your dog's begging. Every once in a while (but not too often, of course) you sneak them delicious treats. You "drop" the last third of your ice cream cone, or "spill" a couple pieces of popcorn on the rug. Usually, you've got a shadow right behind you, wagging its tail and licking its chops to happiness.

You could tell your dog all your secrets, no matter how life-altering they may be, and dogs will look at you like you couldn't be any more special. The only reward they ask for being such great listeners is that you scratch their waiting bellies.

Like we've said, dogs are special.

They'd stroll with you past the ends of the earth if they could.

Maybe your best friend has already found his or her way to Doggy Heaven. I know my girl did a couple of years ago. The emptiness of losing her is still there, too. But she will always have a special place in my heart, as I'm sure your angel does, too.

Your dog is only here for a short while, so it's up to you to make every second with your love bug count.

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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.


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?



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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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