How Dogs Love and How We Should Love Our Family and Our Better Half
They always say that our dogs give us “unconditional love”.
What does that really mean anyway?
For most of you, readers who have a dog, I’m sure you have experienced a dog’s unconditional love first hand. But let’s pinpoint each part and example of how our dogs show us their unconditional love.
What is unconditional love? How do dogs show us this unconditional love?
Here are just 5 of them:
1. Dogs are never jealous.
Dogs don’t care if you have a new boyfriend/girlfriend. They won’t give a damn if you have a new crush or if that guy/gal across the street smiled at you. They are never jealous. Instead, when they feel your happiness, they just feel happy, too. When your heart starts to beat faster, they get excited, too.
2. Dogs will never, ever demand for your time.
Just like all animals, taking after Mother Nature, they possess an exemplary amount of patience. They will not get angry and demand for your time. Instead, they will sit next to you while you are doing whatever you have to do, or look at you with cute, irresistible eyes, which probably means support coming from them or a simple “You can do it, boss!” message.
3. Dogs will never meddle with your own business.
Of course, they will never do that, because they can’t understand our daily lives’ mundane issues. They will never tell you what you should do with your life. They will never make a decision for you that you are totally against of. They will never force you to do something you don’t want to do. Instead, they will be with you and show you their support through their cute eyes and kisses.
4. Dogs will always give you space.
Just like us, dogs need space, too. They understand the concept of self-preservation very well. On the contrary, numerous owners don’t know about this. We, humans usually unknowingly cross the line that is exactly why we get bitten by a barking dog – we don’t understand that barking and showing of teeth means “back off”.
Then again, our dogs will always give us space. One simple message is easy for them to understand. You will just see them lie down farther from you, look at you once in a while to see if you’re okay, and wait for you to come around.
Like Cesar Millan says, “Dogs live in the now”. Dogs won’t keep a grudge if you hit them because they peed on the floor or because you forgot to feed them or forgot. It does not matter if, in the past, you got mad accidentally broke their leg permanently for throwing them in the air and failing to catch them. They won’t keep that anger in their heart for longer than a second. Whatever you did in the past does not matter. Regardless if you did not say sorry before, regardless if you did not regret it, when you approach them again they will continue to give you’re their unconditional love. Yes, they will be a little fearful at first but once you show them that you mean no harm, they will let you pet them again.
Our families may be just like dogs in this aspect, in a way, as they will always forgive us. However, dogs will not only always forgive us. They will also forget it ever happened and never mention it again (because they can’t really mention it).
Like the title sub-title says, this is the ideal treatment we ought to give (and hopefully, receive) to our family members, our better halves and the important people in our lives – unconditional love.
If we do so, there is no assurance that they will love you more in return. There is no assurance that they will appreciate you more. There is not even an assurance that they will notice it. Nevertheless, if you know what you are doing, if you, just like your dogs, wholeheartedly love those people in your lives, you will be able to have an unmeasurable amount of happiness and fulfillment, just like our dogs do.