23 Ways Your Dog Makes You A Better Person

Paws for thought.

1. Your dog encourages you to always climb higher.

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2. And to use the stairs more often.

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3. Your dog will gently let you know that there is a right and a wrong way to sit on a sofa.

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4. And that staying hydrated is key.

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5. You will learn to value personal space.

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6. And that two is the optimum number for a selfie.

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7. A dog will increase your punning skills by 100%.

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8. There’s a time for work, and a time for play.

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9. Your dog helps you to share what you have.

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10. And that sharing a bed is always best.

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11. A dog will teach you that beauty is only skin deep.

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12. And that nature’s most beautiful gift is the stick.

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13. Chores should be done promptly, your dog advises.

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14. But it’s OK to have fun while running errands.

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15. Your dog teaches you to be creative with your clothing.

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16. One sock is better than two.

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17. A glitzy accessory will take you from day to night.

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18. You’ll learn to be more adventurous.

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19. And that you’re never too old for the things you liked as a kid.

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20. You’ll learn to pay attention to the world around you.

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21. And when to let the world pass you by.

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22. And that sometimes you have to reach for what you want, even when it seems too far away.

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23. Because there is no better feeling than having enough of what you want, and a friend to share it with.

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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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