The first time we adopt a dog we have no idea of the joy, love, laughter and fun that dog will bring into our lives. Then when we have fallen in love we cannot imagine our lives without a furry four legged friend in it.
There's nothing better than a wagging tail and boisterous welcome when you come home after a long day at work. It's an instant pick-me-up no matter how bad the day has been. You are their entire world and they only live to love you and please you.
Dogs are the most loyal and constant loving companions on earth. What a wonderful world it would be if every home had a dog and every dog had a home!
Their only fault is that they don't live very long. Because of that some of us have been blessed with numerous dogs in our life, each and every one so very special in their own way.
Read on, beginning on the next page, for the 21 reasons dog parents are grateful for having that special furry person in your life.
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