Good morning everyone! Did you all have a good weekend and Father’s Day? I wish I could have been in Kansas to be with my daddy-o, but the next best thing was just getting to chat with him and catch up via phone.
Special shout out to my dad – I’ve never known a more generous, humble, forgiving, patient, and loving person. Thank you for all of your encouragement, guidance, wisdom, and love that you’ve continuously shown my siblings and I; Wir lieben du!
Now, it’s no secret on this blog that I love my little Maximus.
I had dogs growing up, but since moving away to college and not having a dog since (goodness almost 10 years), I almost forgot how much you can love them and how quickly they become such a big part of your life.
Since the day be brought Max home, we’ve fallen more and more in love with him and now can’t imagine our life without him. He brings us so much joy, and Adam and I wish there were a way to make him immortal so he can stay with us forever. (anyone know of any secret potions? :-) )
I know that you dog owner readers can totally understand why I post so many pictures and why he pops up on here so much. And for you non dog owners, let me persuade you as to why you should consider adopting a dog for yourself. They tend to make a Monday (or any day!) pretty Marvelous, I know my Max does!
1) Dogs are great snuggle buddies. Sometimes Adam’s job requires him to be out of town for a few days at a time, or even a week. So when I’m feeling lonely, all it takes is some puppy snuggles to brighten my day. So if you’re living alone, have a spouse that is gone frequently, or just want some of the best snuggles in your life, get a dog!
2) Dogs give you more exercise. Dogs need to be walked, otherwise their energy builds up…leading to a house of crazy. Dogs can be a gateway to help you get outside and be more active; Especially when they are puppies and you are potty-training them. So when you’re taking your pup out for a quick walk around the block multiple times a day, you also get in some good exercise (walking is one of the best exercises you can do). So get a dog to help get you off your bum and get some blood flowing!
3) Dogs give you a sense of protection. This one I’d say depends on the breed of dog that you choose, but most anything over 30 pounds makes you feel safer. Going along with number 1, when Adam is out of town, I know it makes both him and me feel at ease knowing that Max is with me. He barks at anything suspicious, and I have no doubt that if he had a feeling I was in danger, he would protect me.
4) Dogs make you smile and laugh daily. Again, especially when they are puppies. Adam and I have countless memories of funny/stupid/adorable things that Max has done, and he continues to brighten our days with the littlest things. Dogs can have some pretty unique personalities and do some pretty ridiculous things, and they are the best happy medicine you can come by.
5) Dogs are good cleaners. Dropped a piece of meat off the table? Accidently knocked off a bit of rice from your plate? No worries, let the dog clean it up! Sure, this reason to get a dog could encourage laziness…but I see it as not letting anything go to waste. ;-) Along with that, dogs make great garbage disposals. If you have some leftover chicken about to kick the bucket in your fridge, let the dog have a special treat so nothing goes to waste!
Dogs love you unconditionally. In so many ways, dogs are better than most people. Wouldn’t you agree? Even if you yell at them out of frustration for eating something valuable to you, they still welcome you with open
arms paws 2 minutes later. Dogs don’t care how much money you make, how funny you are, or how good you look in your skinny jeans. Dogs are simple; love them, and they love you 10 times more back.
There ya go! So if you have a boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse that won’t let you get a dog, persuade them with these points. Or if all else fails, just surprise them and go on ahead and bring a dog home. Only a bully would make you give him or her up after bring it home. :-)
Have a great week!
Do you have a dog? What is your favorite thing about owning a dog?