There are huge differences between regular people’s lives and lives of dog people. Dogs simply make our lives better.
My dog always wakes me up in the morning by rolling next to me and licking my face. I know: for regular people it may sound gross, but I bet that all the other dog people out there understand what I mean. I’ve had my dog for seven years now and I can’t simply imagine my life without him.
Every day I can’t wait to get home and play with him. It’s such a nice feeling to know that there’s always someone who’s waiting for you at home, eager to play with you and love you unconditionally.
Eating is also not the same since I’ve had my dog. He always comes under the dinner table and looks at me with his big round puppy eyes. I obviously can’t resist so I always end up giving him some of my meal. What surprises me the most is how he comforts me whenever I feel sick, tired or upset. He usually comes slowly towards me and then puts his head on my chest.
There is no doubt that having a dog can completely change your life. Your eating and sleeping habits aren’t the same. You seem to go out more and even exercise and play more (you have your dog to thank for that!). You’re also learning to take care of someone besides yourself and it helps you understand responsibilities better. That’s why dog people are usually much fitter and healthier.
Science has proven that dog owners live longer, are less depressed, and have a reduced risk for heart disease. Knowing you have someone to play with and to love can help a lot with feelings of depression, anxiety, or loneliness. Pet owners know that when they’re feeling down, they can turn to their beloved fluffy dog and things get better suddenly.
All in all, dog people are less stressed out, usually have healthier habits, live longer, and can improve your sense of responsibility. Owning a dog is a major commitment, but the benefits run deep. If you have a dog, you might want to go and hug them right now.