Make the Celebration of International Dog Day Meaningful and Special
August 26, 2021
As dogs start to wiggle their tail, our hearts melt at the same time. All fur parents out there will agree when I say that it becomes harder and harder to leave our fur babies in the house whenever we head outside to go to work or school, or run errands. If the situation calls for chances to bring our fur pets, we will definitely let them tag along. Sharing our lives with our companion animals has been beneficial to us in both mental and physical health. Pets reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. Pets help improve our cardiovascular health by encouraging us to exercise by playing with them or walking them. The companionship that they bring adds real joy and unconditional love to our lives. And for those who have kids, teaching them to take care of their furry friends can help them grow more secure and active, and develop higher emotional intelligence. Pets value the relationships forged with their humans. They stay loyal and are able to understand and interpret our words, tone of voice, body language, and gestures. They can understand what we are thinking and feeling. Many stories out there have been published to attest to these. One good example is the famous Hachiko in Japan, where the dog waits for his human friend at the station every day. Another that went viral is when a dog’s human friend had seizure attacks, the dog shielded the head of the human from banging repeatedly against the floor.