It’s not a secret that I am a total DOG LOVER (remember my 20 things post?). Like every intro thread, bio and caption/post/picture is dog related. Okay not every single one, but a picture or mention of a dog melts my heart. Let me tell you why I think dogs are the best.

Click this to read why dogs are the absolute best
Photo by Marion Michele via Unsplash

If you follow me on Twitter (if you don’t, what’re you waiting for?) you noticed that I tweeted something very cryptic. I couldn’t talk about it then, actually I wasn’t in any condition to write/blog/type.

Well it was about my dog, Oreo. He was soooo sick and we had no idea what was wrong with him. Long story short- I think (pray) he’s okay now, but it made me think about all the things that make dogs the best. 

1. Dogs are the best because they show affection

Not to hate on other pets, but I have never seen a cat that loves to cuddle, kiss, or even show affection. They may shed, take up most of the bed/couch or even stink but the feeling of cuddling with a fur baby is such a comfort. Who doesn’t find it intolerable to leave their dog at home and be gone for a couple days? Although when you return home and they greet you at the door with their tail wagging, jumping for joy and smelling and kissing you is a total joy. 

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2. Dogs are the best because they make you happy

While I did PT I spent practically the whole day standing up and working on walking again. I focused hard on that, but when the therapy dogs came in I practically forgot everything that was going on around me. I can’t explain how happy those cuties made me. For example, I got so excited to see a dog one time that I totally forgot I was walking and I almost fell down when I bent down to pet it. Props to my PT for catching me. By my shirt. Ow. 

3. Dogs are the best because they make you laugh

As I’m typing this, Oreo just slammed his butt into my leg (I’m not paying attention to him and he hates that). He also looks like Charlie Chaplin when he sits down and when he waddles/walks. On my gloomiest day he cheers me up and makes me smile. And most of the time he doesn’t have to do anything, him just being him makes my day. 

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4. Dogs are the best because they're good for your health

Another fact: I came to my parents 17 years after they got married. They credit getting a dog for a lot of it. While I’m thankful that it worked out I won’t write about it anymore because ew. Check out this graphic instead.  

Graphic via PuppySpot

Are you a dog person? What do you think makes them the best?




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  • I love dogs so much! All of my friends have one so I get to play with one a lot 🙂 Maybe I will have one as well one day. We’ll see!
    xx, Theresa

    • That’s what I did for the longest time till we got Oreo!

  • I have two pups and they have totally changed my life for the better. They make me so happy and they always make me laugh!

  • Miss ALK

    They are so awesome! I definitely want one in the future when I’m more settled in my career. 😀

    xoxo A

  • I love my dog so much, he’s like my baby. Have you seen the show Downward Dog? It’s my new favorite because it shows just how much dogs love us.

  • Our dogs are so goofy and loveable. They really do want to make you happy which is the best feeling.

    • Goofy is right! It really is the best feeling.

  • Carly Ned

    I couldn’t agree with this post more! Dogs really are the best!

  • jillconyers

    I know so many people that are dog people. Me? I’m not a dog person. A bad experience during a run one day and now I have a tremendous fear of dogs, big and small.

  • Audrey Knizek

    I’m a firm believer that you can be a lover of both. I had a cat and a dog and I loved them equally, and from some of the same reasons and for some different reasons. It is nice that dogs give you a good reason to get outside though; cats definitely don’t that! 😂

  • aweee i couldnt agree more! I loveee dogs!

  • Rachel @

    I love dogs soo much! I grew up with a couple when I was a kid and I’m dying to get one again soon 🙂 Great read, I love your writing style! Very relatable and easy to follow 🙂

  • I’m a dog person. I love every kind of dog! They are the best <3

  • Elly Leavitt

    agreeeee I’ve been wanting to get a dog FOREVER

  • Dog lover here!! My dog sees me at my worst and never judges me!! He will forever be my first baby!

    • Haha that’s what my mom always says.

  • ellen ross

    Yes yes yesssssss! My dogs are my entire world and nothing and no one makes me as happy as they do <3

    XO Ellen from Ask Away

  • Adriana

    I love this! Dogs really are the best, they can make you happy no matter what and they are so smart!

    • Yes! We always say our dog is so smart. 🙂

  • mQs

    I love everything about this. I’ve always been such a dog person!



  • Oh my goodness. All those dog pictures are darling. This has a special place in my heart!

    Diary of a Debutante

    • Aww! The images are via Unsplash!