Dogs are wonderful companions and often become a member of the family. They brighten our lives all through the year, but during the holidays they take on added significance. This is a hectic and busy time of year, but with a dog by our side, we can always find a reason to be happy.
The best part of each holiday is spending time with our dog, who is like a fuzzy little member of the family, friend, and teacher all wrapped into one. As a result of their unique abilities, they can improve our lives in ways that no one else can.
There were plenty of ups and downs in the last year, but our dogs were always at our sides. As we look forward to the possibilities and changes that the new year will bring, we also want to reflect on the many reasons why our dog companions rock. The fortunate dog owners among us might be grateful for many things.
Below are 14 ways our pet dogs make the holidays more enjoyable
1. A fantastic, reasonably priced therapist for every day of their lives
When you get home and need to purge your day at the office or your failed romantic possibilities, your dog will stay by your side and listen as he or she licks your tears away.
2. They are essential to your mental and physical well-being
They’ll push you to keep going even when you feel like giving up. Plus, they’ll make you laugh and appreciate life more, which is bound to improve both your mood and sense of well-being.
3. They help you become more confident and outgoing
It’s certain that when you take your dog for a walk, you’ll be approached by people who will gush about your fluffy pal. Even if you’re the most shy, reclusive person on the planet, the adoration others show for your cute puppy may just be the spark you need to start chatting with them.
And what if there aren’t any deserving individuals nearby? They’ll facilitate communication with the people and places in your environment.
4. They help us appreciate the little things in life again
Extremely giddy, they will joyfully leap into leaf heaps and run about chasing their own tails. One of the things that sets dogs apart is their ability to achieve all of this while sporting a goofy grin. Each of us needs to unleash their inner puppy from time to time.
5. They illustrate for us the concept of unconditional love
They look up at you with those huge brown eyes and forgive you instantly for whatever you’ve done wrong, whether it’s forgetting to pick her up from doggie day care or losing your cool. Dogs’ innate ability to forget wrongdoing in exchange for a wagging tail is a remarkable feat.
6. You can’t find better bodyguards than them
You may rest easy knowing that you have a dedicated security team behind you at all times. Knowing that your dog has your back because your well-being is his first concern is an amazing feeling.
7. They are constantly eager to try new things
The dog wouldn’t object if you left right now. There is no reason to grumble or waste time worrying about the future. If you’re already there, it’s easy to forget about your ultimate goal and objective.
8 They won’t care if your singing isn’t perfect
Your pals are always telling you to shut up, and the very idea of karaoke gives you the shivers. But you needn’t worry; your dog won’t judge you harshly like the judges on American Idol. What’s more, they’ll howl in time with you, creating a very unique musical experience.
9. They’re the most reliable alarm clocks, number nine
Instead of relying on the annoying alarms you set on your phone, have your adorable dog drool on your face at first light. The best way to start moving in the morning is with a kiss.
10. You can never be truly angry with them for long time
What kind of magic do dogs possess that a single, honest look into their eyes can dispel all negativity? It’s nearly futile to take offence to anything they do.
11. There is no need to try to impress them
It makes no difference what kind of work you perform, what kind of automobile you drive, or how much money you bring in each year. They never experience a bad hair day.
They don’t give a hoot about how you look. They don’t care if you have some extra fat on you or if you’re boney and lean. The only thing your dog really wants from you is to spend some quality time with you.
12. They play fair and square
Why are you all decked out in such tacky Christmas garb? Check. Trying out the brand new recipe for homemade dog biscuits? Check. allowing you to publish awkward photos of them on Instagram? Check.
13. You are the most wonderful event in their lives
They will also demonstrate this. With all the love and affection your dog gives you, you will know that he or she could never find a finer human.
14. They love you, just the way you are.
Forget about providing an explanation; you’re good enough for that dog as is.
How do dogs make us better people?
Dogs have a special way of bringing out the best in people. They have an established reputation for being trustworthy, loving, and emotionally perceptive companions.
Having a dog as a friend has been shown to boost one’s health and happiness, as well as impart valuable lessons in responsibility and compassion.
Petting a dog has been shown to reduce stress and blood pressure while simultaneously boosting happiness and the desire to interact with others. Aside from these benefits, dog ownership can also serve as a valuable lesson in responsibility and cooperation.
Having a dog as a companion can be a great help to people with mental health problems like depression and anxiety because of the special emotional connection we share with them.
Both the dog and the person experiencing the act of petting can benefit from the release of the feel-good hormone oxytocin, which has been shown to lower blood pressure, improve mood, and reduce stress.
As an added bonus, dog ownership has been shown to help those going through tough times find meaning and purpose in their lives.
In addition to helping us learn to love and accept ourselves and others, dogs can teach us about unconditional love because they are there for us no matter what.
Overall, dogs have the potential to serve as a calming influence, a supportive friend, and a motivating source of inspiration, all of which contribute to our personal growth.
Dogs are a significant source of holiday cheer and cheer all year round. They’re always happy to see us and make wonderful companions, conversation starters, stress relievers, sources of entertainment, emotional support, and security, and they teach us valuable lessons in responsibility and compassion.
They’re a fun opportunity to spend time together as a group and create cherished memories. They bring joy and laughter, but also a sense of safety and comfort. Having a dog around makes everything better, especially the holidays. They are irreplaceable members of the family and the epitome of “man’s best friend.”