We own four dogs, so this question can best be answered as a collective because they all enrich our family so much. Each dog came into our lives from different circumstances, sadly some from more dire situations than others. They are all different in breed, size, shape, color, sex, and temperament. But each dog possesses their own unique set of qualities that truly make our lives better.
As someone who works from home, I mostly enjoy their constant company. The comforting clicking of nails on the floor, the lapping from the water dish, the quiet snores of sleeping dogs huddled together under the desk around my feet. Sure, they take up space on the couch. A lot of space! There is hair on everything, including our food. Some are young and rambunctious while others now have to be carried up and down the stairs. They eat a lot. They poop a lot. They sleep a lot. But when you aren’t feeling your best or just need a quick pick me up, a head in the lap or a lick on the face is just the right remedy.