Are you a ‘dog person’? Do you love having them in your lives? Are they part of the family?
We are & yes he is. We’ve had Noodles since he was 8 weeks old. He was one of the cutest looking puppies I’ve ever seen and he’s still a head turner 2 1/2 years later.
He’s a ‘Ttoodle‘ which is a cross between a Tibetan Terrier & a Toy Poodle and every single time we are in the park we get stopped numerous times by people asking us about him.
He’s one of the coolest looking dogs you could find. He’s not small and he’s not big – medium (ish) if you like. He is however a VERY cheeky dog. It’s just in his DNA.
His best feature is how brilliant he is with the Nips. Nip #1 and him are life long best friends & Nip#2 and him are like twins (in more ways than one!).
Prior to Noodles, we had a beautiful Golden Lab called ‘Lumpy’, who unfortunately at the age of 3 was killed in a hit and run. She was a lean, all muscle, powerful lab with a killer smile and a cracking personality. Truthfully, I still miss her deeply 5 years after she died. Labs are my favourite breed of dog (sorry Noodles!!) and I will get one again some day in the future.
So when I was contacted by Jenny from Here Pup asking if I would be happy to share an Infographic she has produced about how having a dog benefits your health (in 22 ways to be exact!) I was only too happy to agree.
So this is a first for The Stented Papa – the first time another blogger has written a piece for my site. Agh the pride, the pride 🙂 So allow me to introduce you to Jenny and as much as I’d like to say I wrote the rest of this post & created the infographic, well that would just be a big fat lie!!!
If you’re not yet convinced that having a dog is good for you, here are some ways to convince you.
A dog has been scientifically proven to improve the health and well-being of its owners in a variety of ways. This builds the case supporting dog ownership all the more.
There is no right age or status in life to own a dog. Whether you’re single, a parent, or an elderly person who is already retired, you will benefit from owning a dog. For starters, dogs help their masters stay healthy – physically, emotionally and psychologically.
They are not only effective in caring for their humans and watching out for their properties, but they actually contribute to their general well-being. Dogs offer lots of exercise, can help their owner de-stress by cheering them up and they do listen to their humans when they need to vent or rant.
Don’t believe us? Check out this infographic for the 22 ways that dogs make humans healthier. You’ll probably want to get a dog immediately!
What do you think? Agree? Let me & Jenny know in the comments making sure to tell us what breed of doggy you have 🙂
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