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Top Ten Reasons Dogs are Better than Boyfriends

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My Furry Valentine

Every year at this time a little holiday called Valentine’s Day sneaks up on us. This holiday is often coupled with panic over the lack of a significant other, or even just a date for the big day. This year, instead of fretting over not having a boyfriend to celebrate with, make a date with your loyal pooch instead. Dogs are better than boyfriends anyways – and here are ten reasons why!

#10 Dogs Never Cheat

They don’t call dogs (wo)man’s best friend for nothing. You’ll always come home to find them waiting patiently for your return, tail wagging; not canoodling with somebody else.

#9 Dogs Don’t Care if You Put on a Few Pounds

Hey, the more you weigh, the more of you there is to cuddle with. Bringing us to our next point …

#8 They Love to Cuddle

When was the last time a boyfriend just wanted to spend the evening cuddling?  Plus, dogs are cool with public displays of affection. That’s right, your dog is always happy to publicly show your bond off to others.

#7 The Later You Are, The MORE Excited Your Dog is to See You

Dogs are seriously always happy to see you. But even better, the later you are, the MORE happy they are to see you. Have you ever come home to a boyfriend saying, “You were supposed to be home hours ago - gosh I am happy to see you!” Nope, didn’t think so.

#6 Dogs Never Come Home Drunk

Dogs don’t go out boozing with the guys until all hours of the night. And they don’t get mad when you come home a little tipsy after drinks with the girls. In fact, they probably find you entertaining.

#5 Dogs Aren’t Threatened If You Earn More

In fact, they kind of expect you to. How else are you going to afford all their kibble?

#4 They Feel Guilty When They Do Something Wrong

Everyone with a dog has come home at some time or another to an expression of guilt on their pup’s face. Boyfriends are much more adept at covering their tracks when they do something wrong.

#3 They Love When Your Friends Come Over

Want to have your friends over for a reality television marathon and gossip session? Most boyfriends would complain, but your dog will see it as an opportunity to mooch for more attention.

#2 They Never Complain About Your Cooking

Your dog will happily chow down on whatever food it is you decide to give him. Whether it be dry, wet, store-bought or home-cooked – your dog will inhale it like it’s the best meal ever created.

#1 You Can Train a Dog

Boyfriends come already ingrained with their own habits, like leaving the toilet seat up or peeing on the seat. And when you complain, they tell you you’re just supposed to love them for who they are – the good and the bad. But with dogs, you can train them where and when to use the bathroom, you can train them to stay off the couch, you can even train them not to whine … give them some treats and they’ll just be happy they’re pleasing you!

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