Companionship

9 Feb

Although it isn’t a “job”, I consider companionship to be worth mentioning. Studies suggest that the majority of people bring a dog into their lives for companionship and that 50% of people in America consider themselves as being emotionally dependent on their dog. To me, this would suggest that a dog being in our lives for companionship, can be just as important to people than any other type of working dog.  It has been suggested that people who live with dogs have longer and healthier lives and that stroking a dog makes us feel happy (due to the hormones released when doing so).

Apart from a couple of years whilst i was at university, i have never not lived with a dog, and i cant imagine ever doing so. Having someone there when you come home, to love you when there is no one else around, something to care for and to exercise. I think dogs enrich our lives in many ways, and the friendship you receive from a dog is something that you will never understand and appreciate until you have one.

They are after all, considered to be “man’s best friend”.

 

*I would like to point out that dogs are not for everyone, and although you might want a dog, unless you can provide the proper training, exercise, food and love, you should think twice about getting one.

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2 Responses to “Companionship”

  1. getwaggit February 9, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

    I always thought I would end up a crazy dog lady, and then it won’t be so bad being #foreveralone.

    • taylorr1991 February 9, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

      I have always been the same haha! Things never seem so bad when you have a dog by your side.

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