We have all heard the term “man’s best friend”. But what about woman’s best friends? Hello!!! I have always had a dog in my life from as long as I can remember. I also admit that growing up our family owned a pony, guinea pigs, gerbils, rabbits, cats and even pet rats. I know crazy right? There is 6 good reasons every woman/gal should own a dog. A best friend. A dog pal.
I’m not saying women should own a dog over a cat. And I’m not saying dogs are better than cats either. I think cats are adorable. But, I really do believe every gal needs a dog in their life at some point. There is something very special about a close relationship with a pup.
In fact, half of female dog-owners say they would rather spend time with their dogs than with their partner or family members, according to a survey conducted by pet food brand Just Right by Purina.
By talking to my gal pals, it’s evident that the mental-health benefits of owning a dog is huge. Why? In a world that routinely shuts down, is competitive and, compares and demeans women, it’s easy to feel alone. And when you’re working a demanding job—no matter what kind of job—stress, is often rooted in the complexities, and behaviors of the people you work with.
A funny story… when I met my husband Steve in college, we owned a husky dog named Misha. As soon as Steve found out that I had a Husky dog, he was all over me. You see, he grew up with Huskies and loved them. It had nothing to do with both of us being a UW Husky…. just the breed and the fact that I loved dogs. I have always loved the companionship dogs offer.
WOMEN CRAVE COMPANIONSHIP
Women crave companionship that is completely non-judgmental, jubilant, and pure. I personally don’t know what I would do without my dogs. It’s how they look at me with that genuine sweet face that makes me smile even when I am feeling down. I swear my dogs know when I am sad or hurt. I don’t think we give dogs enough credit for how smart and intuitive they really are.
Dogs are simple creatures. They enjoy love and attention, and they make it easy for you to offer it. Dogs specifically give love and attention without asking for anything in return. They don’t care if you’re fat, skinny, successful, popular, rich, or poor. To them, you’re perfect. When you come home to your dog, there is never any unnecessary drama, ever! Just tail wagging and slobbery kisses.
Besides all that. There is research that states that dog owners are actually healthier than non dog owners.