Anyone who has ever lost a dog knows exactly that it is just as painful as when a family member or a close friend passes away. Now we’ll tell you why we cherish the memories of a beloved dog all our lives.
1. We are closer to our dog than to some of our family members
In a 1988 study, participants were asked to rank their relatives and animals according to how close they were in their relationship. Not surprisingly, the vast majority of people placed their dogs at the same level as their family members, and 38% of people put their dog on the top of the list.
2. The life of a dog revolves around us
If there is something our dog loves more than toys, chasing cats and treats, it’s us. A dog would do anything to make its master happy. No creature provides as much unconditional love as they do.
3. Stress relief
According to a study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, spending time with pets reduces stress hormone levels and the heart rate, so they have a soothing effect on the body. Losing a dog is as if a friend, a counselor and a yoga instructor disappeared at the same time.
4. They appreciate all our efforts
After we took the children to school, went to work, cooked, cleaned up, paid checks, washed up and so on, it’s a huge satisfaction that our dogs appreciate so much when we feed them and walk them. We are super heroes in their eyes.
5. They understand us
When we put on our shoes, they mysteriously know whether we are going to take them for a walk or simply go to the store. They feel when we have time to play with them and when we don’t. According to recent research, they understand not only what we are saying, but also our intonation.
6. They are faithful
It can happen to anyone that they forget to feed their pet or simply don’t have time to play; however, dogs always forgive everything. And if we need them, they will surely be next to us simply because they feel that we are in trouble.
7. They want us to be happy even if they aren’t with us anymore
Dogs don’t like it if their master is sad, even if the master is sad because they passed away. The video below should be watched with a box of tissues at hand.