An Astro the Dog report:
Most dog lovers will tell you that just being near their dog helps relax and de-stress them.
Science tells us that petting any kind of animal – well, probably not a crocodile or spider, but definitely cute, furry ones – helps you humans feel happier.
Did you know that the same goes for your dog?
In fact, research suggests that dogs actually benefit more and are happier when they are with their owners than their owners actually do.
And being a dog I can vouch for this.
When I’m getting tummy rubs from ‘she who must be obeyed’ I feel so much happier and relaxed.
I can vouch for it myself.
In fact, just seeing my owner makes me feel happier and, as we all know, a happy dog is a loving dog.
And, along with from the tummy rubs, the gourmet dog food, my own masseur and dietitian, I love my owner more than she’ll ever know.
But does she deserve it?
Well, for the most part I guess so.
She is a very good owner.
She provides me with the basics and the few luxuries mentioned above plus my own dog walker and a live-in carer when she goes away.
Some humans might say that she loves me more than I love her, but I’m afraid science disagrees and no one can argue with science.
I have to confess though that I think that I definitely lover her more – can you blame me!