Guest Post: On Man’s Best Friend

Hey all! I’m off up in Northern BC taking part in wedding shenanigans as my BFF is preparing for her wedding tomorrow! Today I am luckly enough to have fellow dog-lover Nicole from Busy Girl guest posting for me! Thanks Nicole, and be sure to check out her blog!

Everyone should have a dog.

Yes, that’s right. Of all the topics I could guest post about, I decided this one was on the tip of my tongue.

Probably because I live in a neighborhood overrun by dog lovers.  And I have the world’s most spoiled 12 lbs ball of fur living under my roof.  Don’t believe me?  Just look at that face:

Oh yes, you want a dog now, don’t you?

We adopted Ricki four years ago at an event called Mingle-with-the-Mutts, which simply put, was a bunch of animal rescues gathered in a large field with their adoptees.   My then-boyfriend-now-husband and I wandered around, checking out the different types of dogs, giggling at the names their foster parents’ had given them.  We had no intention on picking a dog out that day, it was merely research.  But as fate would have it, my husband plopped himself down on the grass and our future dog came prancing up to him (yes, he actually prances) and that was it.  Forty-five minutes later we were filing out an application.  Five days later we had him in our home.  Funny how things work out, I love his hairy little face.

But enough about our story, and onto the reasons why you should consider a dog for a pet.

  1. Dogs love you unconditionally and almost instantly.  You can yell at them for unrolling the toilet paper all over the living room and five minutes later they’ll be back to snuggle in your lap.
  2. Dogs do their business outside.  So it doesn’t smell inside.  And I don’t have to empty stuff.  I won’t elaborate on this subject.
  3. Dogs make excellent heaters.  On a cold night there’s nothing better that having a dog lay across your feet.  Unless of course, your dog is like mine and insists on sharing your pillow instead of laying at the end of the bed.
  4. You’re never alone when you have a dog.  You don’t give this much thought until you have to spend a night in your home without him.  Eerie.  Ricki may only be 12lbs and is more likely to walk up to an intruder for pets rather than attack him, but he does bring peace of mind in the fact that he hears noises that I don’t.
  5. Dogs always miss you.  I can be gone for five days or five minutes.  But it’s like Christmas morning when I walk through the door to that wagging tail.

Of course, it needs to be said that you need make sure you’re committed to caring for a dog and that your lifestyle allows for it.  But if so, consider it.  There’s no greater love than a dog’s love for his human companions.  Except a dog’s love for hot dogs.  That my friends, is great.

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