Life lesson: a best friend doesn't come around too often. I mean, sure we have friends who come and go plenty throughout our lives, but I'm talking about that one friend you should be so lucky to find. One you can trust with your secrets, your life, and one who you know will always be there to cheer you up when needed.
Let's look at a few things - A best friend should be:
Never speak a word of your secrets to anyone
Cheer you up when you're upset
Always happy to hang out with you
A good listener
Now, let's compare that to what you get from a dog:
Dogs are loyal
Dogs are trustworthy
Dogs will never say a word of your secrets because well, they can't talk
Dogs have a great way of cheering you up
Any dog any day would be glad to hang out with you
Dogs listen... because that's just what they do best
I have never in my life met a dog who was not forgiving.
So far man's best friend is looking pretty darn good!
As you can see, your dog will share a lot of things that you look for in a bestie. But what about the fun aspect? How awesome is it when you have girls or guys night out? You go out, have fun, play some pool, maybe have a few drinks. Just getting out of the house with a friend can make all of your troubles go away for that moment. Do we lack that in a dogs friendship?
Let me list just a few things you can do with your dog:
Go out for walks
Go to the park
Head out for a fun road trip
Play endless games
Meet new like minded dog people
Head out for a hike, and pack a picnic
Cuddle up and watch a movie
Create fun spa days
Have dogs and their people party/ get together
The list can go on and on.
So is it valid to say my dog is my best friend?
I believe the answer is yes. Dogs have an amazing gift. They are able to pick up on our emotions. If we are sad, they are sad for us, and want to cheer us up. They can read our emotions as well as our behavior. Just the same as we can read theirs. Because of that, we as humans are able to form such an incredible bond with our dogs, that yes, your dog can certainly be your best friend.
What are your thoughts on the subject?
Do you consider your dog to be your best friend?
Hi, I'm Jenna Drady AKA HuskyCrazed - author and creator of ownedbyahusky.ca. I am a mother of two beautiful daughters and of course my 3 huskies. Being a husky mom for a long duration of my life, I was inspired to begin writing about them. In doing so, I started doing massive research on dog behavior, and all things dog in general. I am inspired every day by my family, and love to bring my readers valuable information as well as a little laugh while I'm at it. I created my own business partnered with my lovely mother while blogging called Pawz N Clawz Jewelry N Things.
We currently sell handmade jewelry with added pet charms, as well as a few dog toys too! As an animal rights activist, and huge believer in helping pets who have been stuck in shelters, we donate a portion of our sales to local shelters throughout Canada.