Why-Why-Why are we so attached to our Dogs?

by admin on December 1, 2011



Good question. Easy question? Maybe. You’ll have to let me know.

1 Day on Facebook, I posted a couple of questions about nicknames for your dog, what’s amazing about your dog, how did you get your dog. Answers rolled in faster than I could answer back! Answers about companionship, unconditional love, best friend.

Each person’s answers, was passionate. Even the funny ones, the trite ones, the tearful ones. Even folks who didn’t own a dog had answers that were filled with emotion.  I wasn’t shocked at all.  I expected answers like this.  I noticed a single thread of commonality with all the answers. One single thread of love that I could feel from each person. I thought, “Wow, I’m not alone in how I feel about my dogs. I’m not the only 1 crazy about them.”  Some folks loved their dogs more than their husbands or wives.  Well, sometimes, I feel the same way.

Why are we so attached, I kept wondering?  I re-read all your comments,  I asked myself; “What’s the deal here?  Why do we smile with joy when we come home to find our dog waiting for us?”  They’ve waited all day long, by the door, the window, the couch.  We begin to speak to them in voices we never knew we had.  High pitched, loving voices that just welled up.  They bark back to us. Talking, licking, jumping with joy to see us, as if we were gone for months. “I love you this much”, they say. “I’ve miss you so much, ”I’ve waited all day for you.”

They’re family.  They love us no matter what.  Who gets that kind of love? What person gives us the love, companionship without ever questioning our motives, our actions, our attitude?  How is it, that they can lift our spirits up? How is it that they are always there for us?

The answer?  They don’t care about your day.  They’re the ones that are by our sides, in our beds, by our feet, waiting for your hand to come down to touch them.

“Oh, I get it!”  They want nothing from us, but love.  They add to our lives, even if we find a void there.  Single, married, it’s complicated, gay or straight, black, green, yellow or white.  They don’t care. They have no agenda. Amazing really. They are the only ones, that open their hearts without fear. Think about that for a moment. They’re fearless.

I love my dogs more than I can express.  I found the same answers from you.  They love you no matter who you are, what you did, where you live. They just love you. Who does that?  Can you imagine, just opening up your heart without fear, daily? That’s a hard emotion to do. Think about that for a moment.  They show us their most vulnerable emotions. And it’s natural for them.

Simple really, so simple. You knew the answers already and I thank you for sharing your comments.

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Hugs and Licks!


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Terri Conner December 2, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Great article; we love our pets as if they were our children, we call them our babies and they are our world. Even our kids say they never had it so good. I even cook all their food and have one finicky chihuahua and one sweet Jack Russell that’s getting finicky in her old age and poor health. BTW the chihuahua is sweet too!


admin December 2, 2011 at 3:38 pm

I have 3 kids of my own and own a doggy daycare. I feel the love every single day. I look around for my kids and just feel so lucky that they are in my life. I hear ya in the finicky food eaters!!! So glad you enoyed the blog. This 1 really called to me.


Smiley January 5, 2012 at 2:57 am

Thanks for writing such an easy-to-understand atricle on this topic.


admin January 5, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Glad you enjoyed this blog post. Keep coming on back for more. Cheers!


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