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September 24, 2015


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Well said! Rooney definitely makes me a better human!

Jessica Shipman | Beagles and Bargains

Luna is the best ice breaker! I love all these reasons, but I think #4 is the best along with showing you are responsible (and an adult)! I have quite a few friends who don't have these qualities, so I love the ones that do :)

M. K. Clinton

Mine make me laugh and there is nothing I enjoy more than a great laugh with my dogs. They know what they are doing and will do something funny just when I need it the most. Yes, you have the right to invent words. Someone has to do it and it might as well be us!


Momma lub'd dis! She totally agrees dat pets help humans show dee humanity!!

Talent Hounds

Having Kilo the Pug makes me care, makes me smile, and makes me get up and out for a walk every 2 hours. He also gives me something in common with people in the park and on my pet blog hops.

Beth | Daily Dog Tag

Pets make such a huge difference in our lives, and for me, it is always for the better.


Having a pet is such a wonderful thing! I agree with all of your points. I think that pets also open up our worlds. As humans, we are very prone to getting sucked into our own experience in such a way that we are surprised that anything else exists. Pets open our eyes to other possibilities. They are like us in a lot of ways, but they are also very different.

Debbie Snyder (Sparkle)

Love your article ... and "funner" should be a word! Especially when it comes to having a pet in your life! Life is about love and caring ... and I love the thought of being able to hardwire the human soul to be more like that of our pets. I enjoyed reading this and could relate to it all ... now to take my girl for a walk!


Animals really do teach us to be better people! On top of all your great points, my pets also make me better by reminding me to live in the moment.

Tenacious Little Terrier

I definitely think I look more approachable! We're always getting stopped on the sidewalk or in stores so people can say hi to Mr. N.


Pet's certainly are a good ice breaker. I have an easier time starting conversations with strangers when I can get them talking about their pets first.

Sweet Purrfections

Having a pet is good for your blood pressure!

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