There’s no other bond like the one you have with your pawtner in crime. Our pets gleam at the sight of us, stand by our sides through thick and thin, show us unconditional love- the list goes on and on! We’ve shortened it down to our top 8 reasons why a pet is better than a significant other (in our opinion).
1. They’re always excited to see you when you come home
Even when you’ve been gone for only a few hours, your pet is there to greet you with a wagging tail and plenty of kisses as soon as you open the door! That doesn’t really happen with a human partner, and even if it did, it would certainly be a sight to see! They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, and that applies above and beyond to our four-legged friends.
2. Your secrets are safe with them
Significant others can sometimes slip up and blurt out your inner thoughts and emotions. You don’t have to worry about that with your furry friend! Well...unless it’s their furry friends at Healthy Spot Daycare. But they won’t tell anyone else!
3. They’re always loyal
Love interests can come and go, but your pet has got your back and they’re there to stick with you through all the good and the bad. It’s comforting to know that you always have someone there for you at the end of the day, even if they walk on four legs instead of two!
4. Looks don’t matter to them
In a world obsessed with selfies and swipeable dating apps, there’s a lot of pressure to always be looking on point. Pets love you no matter what you look like! Even when you’re a hot mess after a hike, an intense yoga session or a restless nap, your four-legged friend looks at you like you’re the most beautiful person in the world- because you are!
5. They’ll always make you smile
It’s thoughtful when our significant others attempt to make us smile, but pets don’t even have to try! Even after a day filled with upsets, obstacles and tears, your frown is turned upside down when you see those big, dewy eyes and fluffy tail. Heck, the tiny pitter-patter sound of those four paws walking towards you is enough to make you grin from ear to ear.
6. They always want to hang out
Sometimes you wonder if you’re hanging out too much with a love interest, or if they’re thinking the same thing. There’s never a moment of questioning whether your furry friend is enjoying spending downtime with you! Whether your pet is in the next room or invading your personal space, you can be sure that they are ecstatic that you’re around!
7. They’re the best cuddle buddies
Sometimes bae isn't up for a snuggle, but you know that your pet will always be! Let’s face it, nothing beats cuddling with your fur baby. That soft fur, those little snores or purrs, the look of sheer joy on their face- all of that is completely priceless. The feelings of security, peace and comfort you get from snuggling your pet are the absolute best.
8. They’re your Fur-ever Valentine
Who really needs a romantic partner? You always have a Valentine every February 14th! And you know in your heart that they’re the best Valentine you could ever ask for.
Treat your pet with love this Valentine’s Day and stop into your local spot for some extra goodies! Your loved ones, whether furry or human, appreciate knowing they’re loved. Find your closest Healthy Spot location here!