Dogs bring some of our happiest moments, but also some of our lowest. Sharing your life with a dog compliments us in many ways, but also is a lot of work.
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I have shared almost my entire life with dogs, from a family pet growing up as a child to best buddy when I first moved away right upto the present, where my beloved Molly shares almost every moment with me. We are a great advert for dog ownership, we seem to understand each other, Molly is calm but excitable, lethargic but energetic. But owning a dog wasn`t always this easy and won`t always be this easy.
I have compiled a list of what I have experienced as the good and bad points of dog ownership, take a look and add your own in the comments field at the bottom of the post.
Dogs love and adore you no matter what
You can never be bored, dogs provide great entertinment and enjoyment
Dog walks get you out into the fresh air and provide great exercise
Dog walks can also take you out at amazing unseen parts of the day. A spring morning dawn chorus is one of lifes wonders
Be adverturous with dog walks and see places you wouldn’t otherwise see
Nothing compares to a dog welcome!
On a low day a dog will bring comfort. It is clinicaly proven that stroking a dog reduces tension
Research has shown dog owners can live longer than non dog owners
Easily the biggest low of dog ownership is that they will inevitably die
Dogs get illnesses and injuries just like us
You can`t converse with your dog – not being able to easily ask how they are can be infuriating
Cost – a good diet will cost upwards of £15 each month for a medium sized dog. Vets bills are notoriously expensive so you may want to insure your dog, this costs around £10 a month depending on breed and age
Picking up dog poo – all dog owners should pick up after their dogs. It aint pleasant but it is quick and easy.
That’s my list, what are your good and bad points of owning your dog? Share them witha comment below.