Why bother living with a dog

A roommate that smells and pees everywhere might not be your idea of a dream companion, but dogs, besides being innocent lovely beings, teach us a lot.


Portrait of Maurice by Andy Warhol, 1976

Dogs teach us how to be less attached to material stuff. One minute of silence to all shoes, sofas, chairs, plants, wires and any other object chewed by lovely puppies.  

Dogs teach us what unconditional love is. Who else welcome you home as if you were out for 7 years, even when you forgot to fill the food bowl for three days in a row?

Dogs make us humble. There is no way to keep the proud while you clean another being’s poop from the floor, in public.

Dogs remind us we are not the only smart species. Dogs can learn incredible stuff, from giving a Hi-5 to opening doors. They don’t pick their own poop with the conscious intention to keep you humble.

Dogs remind us to be joyful. Dogs are always excited to do their things, even if their thing is to chew a fabric piece for hours in a row.

What’s the best and the worst aspects of having a dog? Comment!

Please remember that English is not my first language, so I apologize for any mistakes or weird word arrangements. Help me improve by sending an email to contacthoneytea at gmail dot com or commenting if you find anything wrong or bad-sounding!

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