Their big brown eyes, wagging tail, sniffs, and licks on your face brings instant happiness and showers unconditional love—they are the four-legged lovable creatures and man's best friend: a dog.
Through the ages, man has called dog one of his closest companions. Dogs share 99 percent of their DNA with wolves. However, dogs exude a sense of warmness to other dogs and humans, unlike the wolves' reaction to others. Dogs are social pack animals who require attention and affection just like humans. Dogs are cute, happy, loyal... To put this simply, dogs are awesome!
Science reveals a strong human-dog bond. Just looking at your dog's eyes boost happy hormones, oxytocin, in human brains. They are the best medicine for someone who is lonely, old, or depressed. There are service dogs that aid visually impaired and disabled. Also, they act as counselors-in-fur for thousands who battle psychiatric disorders. Having a dog lessens heart strokes, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol.
Every dog breed is intelligent, and they understand hand signals. They mimic our emotions through our voice and body language. They are incredible examples for faithfulness and loyalty. History has Hachiko, a great loyal dog that waited nine long years for his deceased owner. Honoring its loyalty, there's the bronze statue of Hachiko in Shibuya Station, Tokyo.
While early-day man had dogs for guarding cattle, today, they are a member in our families, guarding our elders, infants, and homes. This bond of companionship is inseparable. Surprisingly, recent trend has dogs as a team member in corporate, because just petting of office dogs reduce stress hormone cortisol and improves higher creativity, productivity, and team cooperation in workplace.
And dogs love sniffing. Their intelligence can be compared to none. Search and rescue dogs find missing people in mass casualty events and natural disasters. They risk life and paw each day to protect the public. A big salute to those four-legged guards working without anything in return. They're wonderful and viable sentient beings that deserve compassion and respect.
Well, if you could work your entire life to be happy and still never attained the level, it's time you adopt a homeless pup who is sure to change your life for the happy you, because a dog is one absolutely unselfish friend a man can have!