You may have seen on the news recently a study about how dog owners live longer. If you haven’t, then here’s a quick summary: a journal reviewed by the American Heart Association recently released a study about the correlation between having a dog and a healthy heart. Obviously, if you own a dog, then you need to walk them every day. That vastly improves your health.
As a dog person myself, I would also add that dogs help humans stay mentally positive, keeping us healthy in that way too. Their antics make us laugh, and their unconditional love makes us smile, even on the worst days.
So this week, my blog post is all about celebrating dogs. I’ve collected 9 gifs and short videos that showcase the best in man’s best friend. By the end, I think we’ll agree: it’s not an exaggeration to say that dogs make the world a better place.
The phrase “fighting like cats and dogs” certainly does not apply here! The grey-and-white cat was feeling threatened by the orange-and-white cat, and a fight was imminent. Fortunately, a golden retriever with a heart of gold stepped in and broke it up.
Of course, we can’t actually know what the dog was thinking, but I assume it was something like this: “Please don’t fight! Let’s all just be friends!”
Wow, dogs can work together better than humans. The big dog’s name is Big Ben, and the little guy is called (appropriately) Tiny Tim. Big Ben is part Pyrenees, part Lab. Tiny Tim is all Chihuahua. The lake they are swimming in is actually a dogs-only lake that their owners rent out every summer. Seems like a match made in dog Heaven!
It may not be obvious why I included this video of a dog seeing snow for the first time. I guess I just wanted to celebrate how dogs help us stop and appreciate the simple joys in life. Dogs teach us not to wait for something in the future to make us happy; we should be happy in the present, enjoying the little things each moment brings: a pretty flower, some tasty coffee, a smile from a stranger — that kind of thing. Okay, I’ll get off my soap box now…
Dogs are such amazing, accepting creatures. They accept animals of all species, including ones that would naturally be their dinner (like birds).
Awww, that’s so sweet! Like this girl, I was blessed to grow up around dogs. They are fun to play with, they protect, and perhaps most importantly, they love unconditionally. As writer Josh Billings once penned: “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
Warning: this next video is a tear-jerker.
Everyone knows that service dogs can lead the blind, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg for man’s best friend! In addition to carrying things like in the video, some canines have been trained to sense when their human is about to have a seizure. Other dogs can tell when a diabetic human’s blood pressure is too high or too low. A few dogs have even been known to detect cancer. Yes, it’s true.
Sasha saves the day! So you’ve probably heard stories of dogs warning their humans when natural disasters are approaching, so in that respect this video isn’t ground-breaking. Yet I was still shocked by how Sasha not only warned her humans, but she also tried to physically drag the baby to safety. Isn’t that incredible?!
Don’t worry, the dog was fine. With that out of the way, here’s the story. A black bear in New Jersey entered a man’s backyard in search of food. It was starting to enjoy the seed from a bird feeder when the neighbor’s dog charges in. The dog slams into the bear. The bear immediately lumbers off, and the brave dog runs him out of town.
According to Fox News, the dog’s name is Riley. Incredibly, this isn’t his first time chasing bears! But this lion also has a soft side. When kids are in the pool, he keeps an eye on them, ensuring they are safe.
For his bravery, this dog has been rewarded with a steak dinner! What a good boy!
On a lighter note, dogs also make our lives better because they put up with all of our antics. They fall for all of our pranks; they tolerate being dressed up in silly costumes; they are just the best.
If you liked this post, then you might want to read also “15 Hilarious Dog Memes to Brighten Your Day”. It’s one of my most popular posts, and it’s pretty funny, if I do say so myself. Enjoy!
And until next time: stay fuzzy, my friends!