Dogs have been man’s best friend for thousands of years for one simple reason: they’re better than us! Here are just a few reasons why.
1. They’re excellent at making us feel better when we’re stressed or sad.
When you’re stressed about your upcoming exam or upset about a recent breakup, which would you rather do: play with a puppy, or visit a friend? If you’re anything like us, you chose the puppy, because puppies are adorable and won’t judge us for our bad life choices.
2. They went to space before we did!
One of the first animals to go into outer space -- and the first animal ever to orbit the Earth -- was a Russian Samoyed named Laika. Although this precious pup died on the journey, she paved the way for human space travel. If it weren’t for her, we wouldn’t have the International Space Station or the option of colonising Mars. Thanks, Laika!