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Why Your Dog's Greeting Is Healing for Your Soul

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Arriving home and being greeted by your pet is a unique injection of joy and excitement - find out why!
Why Your Dog's Greeting Is Healing for Your Soul
Last update: 25 March, 2023

One of the most special feelings in life is to be able to come home and receive your dog’s greeting. It’s one of the purest, most innocent, and incomparable tokens of love. Every jump, special look, bark, howl, tail wagging and “hugs” say “I missed you” and fill our hearts and recharge us with energy. They remind us how important we are to them.

Our furry ones are an example of what we humans should be. They have no prejudices, they love us unconditionally, they’re loyal, they don’t care about our physique and they don’t care about our economic situation. They love the essence of our being, because that’s what we bring to them as well.

Your dog’s greeting is healing for the soul

Normally, at the end of the day, we’re completely drained physically, energetically, and emotionally. Arriving home and seeing such a pure and innocent friend waiting for us with so much longing and love makes us want to forget everything and it truly heals the soul. It’s the moment of the day when the reward of the positive things we do gives us what we deserve.

All of us at some point in our lives have felt that desire to get home and forget everything and everyone. Maybe we just want to sleep and wake up in another place and in another life.

Arriving home and seeing those little eyes full of happiness because all they wanted to do was to see you. It’s the best moment of their life, it means everything, it renews everything.

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Nothing like the emotion of arriving home and being able to receive the love that your pet has to give you.

The reward we deserve for doing things right

Each one of our pet’s expressions are a sign of love. Their looks asking for permission to climb on our beds, lying on their back asking for tickles, that little touch with a cold nose, jumping up and down asking for a walk. Each of these actions just makes us melt.

On the other hand, your dog may have also got up to stuff that didn’t make you at all happy. Yes, you feel frustrated, but then your anger disappears when you see their innocent face, their look asking for forgiveness, or maybe their kisses reminding you that it’s not that bad?

Surely you have, and you’ve come to the conclusion that you shouldn’t have left so many things within their reach, or better still, you learn that you should provide them with things to entertain them when they’re alone.

Enjoy your pet, and remember that they, like you, won’t be here forever! Make the most of your time with them and live each day to the full.

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

  • https://www.semana.com/vida-moderna/articulo/beneficios-de-tener-una-mascota/489599/
  • The Health Benefits of Pets U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, consultado 8 de enero de 2012
  •  Alan M. Beck, Aaron Honori Katcher (1996). Between pets and people: the importance of animal companionship (en inglés) (2ª edición). Purdue University Press. 

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.