10 Reasons Why Puppies Are Girl's Best Friend Gina Vaynshteyn

I love all animals equally, but there is something about puppies that make me melt into a puddle of awww.  Like Karen said, owning a pet increases a person’s lifespan, so why not adopt a baby ball of fluff? Puppies are just about the friendliest creatures on earth; they protect you, love you, and want to be your best friend. Who wouldn’t want that? Here are ten more reasons why we’re obsessed with these fuzzy cuties:

10. Puppies > Babies

At least number-wise. There are 6.2 million puppies born every year in comparison to 4 million human babies. So essentially, every baby in the world could be given at least one puppy.

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9. Puppies lead the perfect life.

When a puppy is born, 90% of the time they are sleeping and other 10% they are eating. Nothing is better than a napping puppy. Nothing.

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8. They are very talented. 

Puppies are very good sniffers. The percentage in their brain devoted to smelling is 40% larger than humans. They can smell things 1,000 times better than we can.

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7. Puppies get lonely when you’re not around.

Since puppies are born with a litter, they are natural social butterflies. Most puppies are extremely social and love being around people.

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6. They mature kind of quickly.

By the time your puppy is a one year-old, he or she is already 15 in human years. So, enjoy their youth while you can!

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5. Puppies are literally born as tiny balls of fuzz, and not much else.

Puppies are born blind, deaf, and toothless.

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4. Um, puppies are super fluffy and soft.

They’re warm, so snuggle up against them this winter!

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3. They’ve got this weird but cute retention problem.

Puppies only listen to the first syllable of a word. So for example if your puppy is called Winnie the Pooch (true story), they will only hear you say “Win”. Also, if you notice that your puppy is getting sick of some of their toys, just hide them, wait a few weeks, and re-introduce them again! They’ll be so excited, they won’t even remember they already chewed on that exact same rope.

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2. Taking care of a puppy is a good work out.

They require tons of exercise, so if you’ve been meaning to revamp your work-out routine, just go running or rollerblading with your pooch!

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1. They will love you unconditionally, for ever and ever. 

Need I say more?

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  1. Puppies ARE, in fact, just about the best, most wonderful, adorable thing on the planet, but I have to second what Lady Lee Anne Mendeloff said below. Puppies grow into adult dogs, who then become senior dogs and sometimes they need a LOT of care. It’s not all fun and games. Sometimes it’s expensive and heart wrenching, and losing a pet is extremely hard. BUT in exchange for the not fun parts, you get years and years of adorable, devoted, silly, sloppy love and that is the BEST kind. If people could only be as devoted to their dogs as their dogs are to them (that means walking, feeding, grooming, medicating, playing EVERY day) human kind could really evolve into a more noble race.

  2. It’s important to remember that adorable puppies do grow into dogs who are also wonderful companions. Far too many people out there dispose of their animals once they outgrow the cute puppy stage. Let’s encourage responsible pet ownership. Puppies are great, but dogs are also a girl’s best friend.

  3. I would love to know where that information came from on number 3, purely because I’m interested. I tried googling for more information, but of course the only links that came up were for how to train your dog to listen to you better. My dog’s name is Sirius, so is “Sir” (like “sear”) the only thing he hears us say? On another note, we had an older dog named “Snoopy” when we got Sirius, and Sirius loved him. After Snoopy passed away, we adopted another dog who had already been named Scooby. We always wonder if Sirius can hear the difference between Snoopy and Scooby, and now I wonder if all he hears is the “Scoo” part, and how different from “Snoo” that sounds to him. Such interesting stuff! Dogs are the best. The absolute BEST. Thanks for the adorable fuzzy puppy pictures.