I believe dogs were put on this earth to teach us some of life’s greatest lessons.
For many, pets are their babies. Literally. Myself included, and I am not ashamed with how obsessed I truly am with my fur babies.
I grew up with dogs my whole life. As a child, my family had four huge doggos running the house. Three Goldens and a Border Collie (the more dog hair everywhere, the better).
Dogs will give you the best days of your life but also give you one of the hardest days.
I always wondered when I was young, “why don’t dogs live forever?” And though I still sometimes wonder why we cannot cherish the wet noses and wagging tails forever, I have learned what a dog’s true purpose is.
A dog teaches us patience.
Patience-one of life’s greatest qualities to learn. Training a new pup is not easy and definitely takes time and patience. If you have the patience to get through the potty training days, the hole digging phase, and tearing up of the shoes phase: I promise you’ll have the patience to get through almost anything.
A dog teaches us responsibility.
Dogs are a lot of work. A LOT. They require attention. They require nourishment. And most importantly the require love, and a lot of it.
A dog teaches us to not take life so seriously.
Dogs will sometimes do the darndest things. The most hilarious things. They live to make us happy. The live to make us laugh and smile.
A dog teaches us simplicity.
Simplicity in life’s greatest gifts-gifts we as humans take for granted. The joy of a big bowl of food. The joy of an afternoon walk. The joy of air in our lungs. The joy of a nap.
A dog teaches us love.
Love. Who would’ve thought something so very simple could be learned from a companion with four legs? They love us from the second we choose them to be ours for the rest of their life, and until the day they depart this earth. They show us what the most purest of love looks like. After all, dog kisses are the best kind of kisses.
A dog will teaches us how to face the hardest day of our lives.
Watching a dog grow old and reach its final days is not easy, by any means. And having to make the decision to take the dog out of it’s pain is even worse. If we can make it through this day, we can make it through even the most horrible of our days.
Dogs are one of life’s greatest treasures. They may not live on this earth forever, but their unconditional love in our hearts do. We, as their human, are their whole life. So make their love part of yours too.