Dogs are our best friends and heroes

Posted on 30 May 2019 by

Nishant Gupta

Dogs are kept for many purposes like companionship, guarding, herding, safety and, also for helping differently abled people.

The story of a loyal dog

People and dogs have lived together for ages. Dogs are kept for many purposes like companionship, guarding, herding, safety and, also for helping differently abled people. The relationship about their love, respect, and selfishness towards humans can also be picked from Mahabharata wherein one such story a loyal dog (God of Dharma) accompanied Pandavas and Draupadi on their final journey to heaven.

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Dogs are treated as a family member

In Indian tradition, dogs have always been treated like a family member and play a crucial role in the family. Dogs gives people especially those who are helpless (patients, elderly, orphans, kids, etc.) the feeling that they are the most special person in the world – a loyal friend who won’t judge them for the way they look or their illness and one who accepts them regardless of caste, class, race, religion, age and disability.

The story of Moti, the black Labrador in popular Bollywood film of 80’s ‘Teri Meharbaaniyan'

Since human and dogs share special bonding, we can see dogs playing varied roles. On the one hand, one can find sniffers contributing to national security and making nation proud whereas, on the other side, we can see them in films making a significant contribution to the main storyline. You must be knowing Moti, the black Labrador in popular Bollywood film of 80’s ‘Teri Meharbaaniyan,’ who played the lead role and avenged the death of his master by killing murderers. Keeping dogs as pets is a popular trend since ages as the well-being and healing that a pet can provide includes a range of relational benefits, from stress reduction and playfulness to loyal companionship, affection, comfort, security, and unconditional love.

A project in America found that students learned and exhibited greater respect for each other when they were taught to respect animals and the environment in a humane education class. Similarly, Dr. Dog, an innovative animal-assisted therapy program in China and Hong Kong, provides people in need with what they need the most – a best friend. These therapy dogs visit hospitals, homes of elderly, schools, orphanages, spends time with them and help people understand their behavior and change perception about the dogs. This leads to building the foundation of a more compassionate and responsible citizen.

According to Josh Billings, the famous American humor writer, “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” I am sure each one of you knows or have heard at least a story of a dog in your life. Our Better Lives for Dogs campaign is aimed at celebrating such stories and our friendship with dogs. We are urging people from all over the world to share their photos and selfie with their dogs and share the heroic dog stories – stories that range from everyday comfort to heroic acts of bravery just like Moti.

That’s why we think all dogs are capable of being heroes. If you liked reading this blog, please share your views with us and post this blog on your different social media channels and tag us using hashtag #BetterWithDogs. Tag your friends, too, so they can share their stories and photos and don’t FORGET to share your DOG HEROIC STORY and PHOTO with us on our social pages.!!  You can also sign up to stay updated about this campaign.

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