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I stumbled upon this nice article in Yahoo and I can’t let it pass without sharing the whole piece, word per word. So, I give credit to Yahoo Shine by Pet360 for this post. I grabbed it from them so you can enjoy. This gives you a better perspective why a dog is better than having a boyfriend.

So, boyfriend-less ladies out there, fret not. Just because it’s Valentine’s and you’re single and not mingling, maybe having a pet will cheer you up. Read on…

#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!


Aren’t you glad you’re single? Now go and get yourself a dog.

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