A Man's Best Friend

A Man's Best Friend

  • Submitted By: mickeyg13
  • Date Submitted: 05/10/2013 7:13 PM
  • Category: Science
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It is often said that a dog is a man’s best friend, and rightfully so. Not only do dogs possess all of the qualities we look for in a companion, but they also lack those qualities and habits that we often find irritating in our friends and family. Dogs are loyal, caring, and enthusiastic. They are not offended easily, rude or mean as people can often be. I believe that at some time in their life, everyone should experience the joy of owning a dog.

A dog companion has all the same benefits as a human companion without the constant work and effort required for human interaction. They will listen to you for hours on end without a single argument or complaint, when you’re sad there’s no one better to lay with you while you cry, and when you want to exercise they will be more than happy to accompany you on a morning run or hike. In fact, in many instances I find that my dog gives me a reason to get out of the house, thus motivating me to work out. Dogs are always willing to go on an adventure with you, whether it be going to the lake for a day or walking down your driveway to get your mail. They are always more than happy to tag along with you, making your chores and daily outings a little more pleasant.

When I’m having a rough day nothing lifts my spirits more than walking through my front door and seeing my dog, sitting and waiting patiently. I don’t know of anyone else who is more excited to see me on a daily basis. It is an instant self-esteem boost to know that someone was missing me while I was gone. The sheer excitement in their eyes when they see you open the front door is enough to brighten anyone’s mood. They are the most loyal and patient companions a person could ask for. When I was younger I would go swimming across the street at my neighbor’s house, and my dog Shelby would sit patiently in the front yard for hours waiting for me to come home. I never had to worry about her running away, she would quietly lay in the grass beneath a tree and wait...

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