Making the Connection Between Dogs and Our Lifestyle
Whether we know it or not, dogs have a great effect on our lifestyle. They can make you patient, caring and compassionate. They can also bring out endearing and lovable qualities within you. However, they can also make you bold, tough and threatening if you use them for not so family oriented reasons, such as hunting, attacking and guarding.
For some people, the notion of dogs and human lifestyle may seem too farfetched to offer any similarities. But still, much more than we know, dogs as objects of our love or our disgust, affect our lifestyle. For instance, a certain dog had been tortured with fireworks when he was a pup, which turned him into a shivering coward that would run for cover at the sound of balloon popping. Because of that, his owner became fearful and cowardly at facing up to forbidding situations.
Each one of us has at least one experience in our life that we have gone through with a dog alongside. Whether sad, fortunate or exciting, these experiences exist and cannot be disregarded. As in every moment that marks a point in our life, which triggers emotions that originated from a dog at some time influences our way of life from that moment on.
Just for a moment of humorous insight, let’s look at a rather obscure example of what a peculiar dog versus human encounter could amount to in order to prove a point.
Let’s say you are well over the age of 30, and have already gone through numerous diets in an effort to lose a few pounds. Naturally of course, nothing has worked. One evening, which was a rainy dreary night, you come face-to-face with a fluffy little puppy that was abandoned in the front yard of your home. The first thing that flashes through your mind is that you really don’t care for dogs, but then you reconsider because this one seems to be a little different and so lonesome, maybe even somewhat sick. So you feel a little sorry for the pup and take him in-just for the night. And then you let him stay another night, and another, till he becomes your pet – you can’t deny it any longer. You begin a regular habit of walking him at fixed hours and, although you have forgotten all about weight issue, being too busy taking care of the little pet, you amazingly reached unimagined goals with respect to your weight problem. Surprised?
You shouldn’t be. It’s a well-known fact (by certain ones at least) that a regular course of daily 10-15 minute walks are the best diet anyone could do. Try them on your own and you will most likely get bored and give up. However, with a dog, the walks are very important, not only to let him go to the bathroom, but to let him stretch his legs from being cooped up all day. It is vital that they be done, because the dog will get agitated and stressed out, so you can’t miss any of them.
So the little innocent dog not only made you a better person since you opened your house to him (and your heart), but he also brought about a remedy that solved your big problem for you that all your efforts and money thrown away on diet products couldn’t bring about a solution for.
If that example wasn’t convincing enough, just give it a try, it wouldn’t be that hard to do. Just go out and get yourself a dog. And miraculously, you won’t even believe it, but you will become a totally different person.