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13 very good reasons why dogs are better than humans

We've done the research.

By Amber Manto
Why dogs are better than humans

Australia is an animal-loving nation and anyone who has a dog will likely know that sometimes you’d rather spend the whole weekend with them than with an actual human being, for a number of reasons really…

1. When you're sick or sad, your pup knows and comes to comfort you out of genuine concern, not obligation.

2. Your dog will happily eat the same thing over and over and over again and never whinge “Muuuum, what’s for dinner?!”

3. And even if they don't want it - at least it's a silent hunger strike, as opposed to fussy kids.

4. When you come home, even if you’ve only been gone a few minutes, you’re greeted by your pup with so much enthusiasm it's as if you’ve just returned from years away at war.

5. Don’t feel like talking? No problem, your dog is happy to sit in silence and stare at the TV too.

6. You can wear you're daggiest trackies around them with unwashed hair and they won't judge you (not that science has proven yet anyways).

7. Even when you're late home because you ditched them for a few drinks with workmates, they don't sulk and are just happy to see you again... try that one with hubby/the kids.

8. Wasted food? Not on your dog's watch. They'll literally eat anything and be grateful for the opportunity.

9. Your pup is always keen to go for a walk and motivate you to do the same, unlike your 'exercise buddy' who forever lets you down (and lets you let yourself down).

11. In fact, they're keen to go on any adventure you dream of, and never make plans without you.

12. When you want to have a sleep-in they're not one to nag or make you feel lazy for doing so. They'll just join you because they want to be bask in your presence, no matter how boring you're being.

13. And finally, dogs are cute and fluffy and humans will never be cute and fluffy.