They say it’s a dog’s life. No working, no responsibilities, no stress, just eat, play, and sleep all day.

If you look at your dog, you’d probably agree too. However, unbeknownst to us, our pets play a very important and responsible role in our lives.

You come back from work after a long, hard, stressful day and your little furry baby comes running to you, his or her favourite toy in the mouth and you feel your day’s weariness disappear.

The way the dog greets you as if you’ve been missing for months rather than hours make you realise how wonderful it is with them around. You can see yourself smiling and speaking in gobbledegook, the stress starting to ebb.

“No matter how you’re feeling, a little dog gonna love you.” – Waka Flocka Flame

No matter how many well-wishers have suggested walking as a way to unwind and de-stress, the motivation comes only with 4 legs and a tail. Your buddy leads you to its leash, prompting you to take a walk and you agree instantly. A short or long walk later, you come home with a clear head, completely de-stressed.

What about days that you are unwell? Have you noticed that your furry baby is keeping an eye on you from its bed? They may not seem to do much, but they will come and cuddle close to you – that’s their way of ‘kissing the boo boos away’ like your mom would do when you were a kid.

All these are tiny ways in which our adorable pets help to de-stress our lives. They are always eager to lend a sympathetic ear, a shoulder to lean on, a paw to hold for there is no one more important to them than you. Tell us right now, where is your dog?

Destressing with a dog during a walk
Working out is easier when you’ve got your best friend by your side.

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