What We Can Learn About Friendship From Two Dogs?
Two dogs, one love. These cute little pups have a true friendship that has only gotten stronger with time. There's a lot we can learn from this duo.
Meet Basil, a deer headed chihuahua, and Keaton (Keats) a cairn terrier mix. Both are girl pups rescued and adopted in Los Angeles. They've been friends for 4 years. They snuggle together, travel together, eat together and even poop together. Their bond is strong and in light of the approaching Gal-entine's Day, it begs us to ask, what can we learn about human friendship from these two dogs?
When you beg together you're more likely to get a treat.
There is power in numbers. If you have something important in your life that you need or want, it might be a good time to recruit a friend. It's easy to say no to one person but when you have someone else with you to back you up, it can help legitimize your request. Whether it's car shopping or wedding venues or getting a new haircut, bringing a friend can help make sure you walk out with your want.
Sometimes one of you needs more than the other.
We all go through ups and downs in our life and it's important to recognize when our friends are going through the downs. It's those times that we have to give a little extra, be more selfless and listen. Because, who knows when the tables will turn, so always do your part in the friendship.
The view from the top is better shared.
We all want to live a successful life and reap the rewards of our efforts but it's important to maintain our friendships along the way. Taking the time out of our busy schedules to see a friend or make a call gives us the support we need to conquer the mountain. So, once your'e at the top, you can both enjoy the view.
You each need your own space.
When you've been in a long term friendship, you start to recognize that no matter what you always come back together. There can be days, weeks, even months without connecting but the friendship picks right back up where it left off. That's what makes friendship so unique and unlike family or lovers, you can give each other a world of space without damage.
You can get through it together.
An awkward social event can be truly grueling. By bringing a friend along, it can help you feel less alone in the anguish of forced interactions. The best part is, when all is said and done, it'll be a memory you wont forget.
It's easier to regret a decision together, than alone.
Life is about trying things and sometimes those attempts fall flat. When you try together, you can fail together and there is nothing wrong with that. Big wins and big losses can make a friendship solid gold.
There doesn't have to be one star.
At times, friendships can be competitive, especially if you share similar career paths and interests. It's good to remind ourselves to not let our egos get in the way of the love and companionship of good friends.
When in doubt, hug it out.
For now it might be a virtual hug or a text emoji but the point is to be the one to reach out. We all need love and support and you can never give too much of it.
Happy Galentine's Day to all you pups out there.