February is the month of love and as dog moms and dads, there is little in life that we love more than our dogs. Our dogs bring us joy and laughter and they enrich our lives in so many ways! They teach us important lessons about life and they help us to better understand ourselves and the world around us. Dogs remind us to be kind and they remind us that there is more to life than our daily responsibilities and work. Dogs are so special and it’s not wonder why we love them so much!
So as a testament to my dog (and all dogs out there) I compiled a list of the top ten reasons why I love my dog!
You may love your dog for some of the same reasons that I love mine, but you might love your dog for different reasons. If that’s the case, leave a comment below and let me know why you love your dog so much!
Top Ten Reasons Why I Love My Dog
1. She always makes me laugh.
Bean is one of the silliest dogs I have ever met. She is always managing to get in trouble somehow or at the very least getting into some kind of mischief. She makes me laugh when she gets excited and she makes me laugh when she falls asleep in the strangest positions. It feels like no matter what Bean is doing, I always manage to laugh for some reason.
2. She reminds me of the beauty of the outdoors.
Before I adopted Bean I wasn’t a big fan out the great outdoors. Having a puppy, I quickly learned that I was about to spend a lot more time among the trees. Now I had the responsibility of taking her out for potty breaks and going for walks. It wasn’t long before walking outside became my favorite way to exercise and now I can’t stand being stuck indoors. It wasn’t long before my love of walks evolved into a love of hiking and I have Bean to thank for this.
3. She gets me to exercise my mind and body.
It’s a lot of work to own a dog, but I’ve also never been in greater shape in my life. Bean reminds me to get up, get outside, and exercise through our walks. What’s great is that Bean also exercises my mind as well! Training her can be hard work sometimes and I’m always trying to come up with new ways to handle and entertain her.
4. She keeps me warm.
Bean is the best cuddle bug I ever could have asked for. She has a special way of curling right up next to you and keeping you nice and toasty warm-even on the chilliest of days!
5. She loves food as much as I do.
I have always been a huge foodie! I love to eat and I love to try new things. Bean loves to eat too so you know we were made for each other. She is always trying to snag tasty treats off the counter and I can’t help but to indulge her sweet tooth from time to time.
6. She is adorable.
I mean just look at that face! It’s the cutest! Of course I love my dog and her adorable face!
7. She is a great kisser.
No matter what happens in life, I can always count on a couple of good kisses and licks from Bean after a long day. They always manage to put a smile on my face.
8. She is always there for me.
For the past three years, Bean has been there for me always. There have been extremely rough and extremely sunny patches and life is always unpredictable, but I can always count on Bean. She’s there for me when I cry and she’s there for me to take part in the joys of my triumphs.
9. She never judges me.
I’ve made some pretty bad choices in my life but I know that no matter what mistakes I make that Bean will always love me for who I am.
10. She makes me a better person.
Bean has taught me so much about myself and the world. She has taught me what it truly means to love another person. She has taught me patience and compassion and kindness. Most importantly, Bean has taught me what its like to be different and that it’s OK to be different. I have grown so much as a person in the past three years-all thanks to a little friend with four legs.