We celebrated Best Friends Day on the 8th of June, as you would have seen in Tuesday’s newsletter. There are at least 10 reasons why dogs are man’s best friend. And I am sure you can think of more…
Let your best friend know how grateful you are that you have one another!
There are many reasons why dogs are ideal best friends for us humans:
Your best friend has a terrible short-term memory.
The short-term memory of my best friends always makes me laugh, especially when it comes to food. I can give my dog a treat and within just a few minutes he’ll be looking at me as if to say, “umm… you didn’t give me anything and, in fact, I CAN’T EVEN REMEMBER the last time you gave me one!”
Your best friends has a great long-term memory.
Your best friend’s long-term memory can be very emotional. It’s quite something to see their joy when you get back home from your travels and he/she greets you like crazy -jumping, barking, fetching toys, and not leaving your side for the rest of the day.
Your best friend has your back.
I think even the tiniest dog would try to protect us… at least by making a noise. My first dog Ajo, a Miniature Schnauzer, was truly my best friend. And he was really good at protecting me. He would not only bark, but he would attack as well. Part of our training was protection training. With this training, dogs will defend you upon command and he’d automatically respond if I was threatened or physically attacked. During the training, real-life situations were simulated and as a teenager, I was never afraid to go out when he was by my side. It was quite comical to watch him training with all the German Shepherds, Rottweilers, and other large dogs but he was so good and passionate about it! I bet if he had bitten an attacker on his leg or just below the waistline (you know where I mean), it would’ve caused some harm.
Your best friend can mimic your emotions.
When we’re happy, they’re happy and when we’re sad, they’re sad. They even try to cheer us up! When we’re stressed they are too and because of that, we need to be careful and watch our emotions. With quite a few dogs in the house, this can cause tension which isn’t ideal for the group dynamics.
You best friend acts as mini-dishwashers.
Do you let your dog lick your plate or your spoon? I’m guilty! Don’t judge me 😊.
Your best friend is a great motivational tools.
This is a big one! You don’t feel like going for a walk… Hey Ho… you still have to! This applies especially if you live in a flat with no garden. In this case, you actually have to go out a few times a day, whether you like it or not. This is how my mum stays fit with her Chihuahua Cherry.
Your best friend is freaking smart!
Sometimes too smart! They can learn how to open a door, a cupboard, a bin, even a fridge and then help themselves to food. Did you have to buy a new bin with a lock to stop your dog from getting in, like me? What’s the smartest thing your dog’s ever done?
Your best friend won’t allow you to eat alone ever again.
With a dog, your best friend, you’re never alone and this applies especially to when you’re eating! Remember the short-term memory loss I spoke about? They don’t remember that they’ve, in fact, already eaten, even if it was only a few minutes ago 😂.
Your best friend won’t leave you hanging.
They’re always ready to do something and ANYTHING together. I can’t even say the ‘W’ word (walk) ‘G’ word (go) or ‘B’ word (biscuit) when we’re just sitting around! What are the words that your dog understands and get him all excited?
Your best friend knows how to live.
Handle every stressful situation like a dog! If you can’t eat it or play with it, just pee on it and walk away 👍🏻.
Love, Jitka xx