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Reasons to get a dog: So you have someone to watch the new dog-friendly show “The Pack” on Amazon Prime with. Our 4 boys also share why everyone needs a dog!
13 Reasons to Get a Dog, According to Kids
It’s a lazy Sunday morning, the kids and the dogs are scattered throughout our living room. There are dogs and boys intertwined on various couches, mixed with throw pillows and dirty socks. (Where do all these socks come from?!)
Our family is composed of four boys between the ages of 6 and 14. As if that doesn’t sound crazy and chaotic enough, we decided to add a Siberian Husky to our pack 18 months ago, because why not?! 12 months later, we brought home a brother to our female Siberian Husky because apparently, we thrive on chaos.
Our family is now complete at four boys and two huskies – I think!
By “complete”, I mean full of life, crazy, messy, loud, and bursting at the seams with LOVE and snuggles. Our home will never again be clean, our floors are always covered in dust-bunnies, our yard is looking more like the surface of the moon with large craters (who knew huskies love to dig?!) and no one can eat a cheese stick without having to share with four begging eyes… but this is our life and getting Juno and Jupiter were in hind-sight the best decisions for our family’s happiness. The kids have truly stepped up to the responsibility of dog-ownership over the past 18 months.
For fun, I ask the kids why they feel every family should have a dog. Their honest answers sum up the essence of dog-ownership and how our two Siberian Huskies have POSITIVELY impacted their lives.
These are our kids’ legitimate reasons to get a dog:
(In no particular order…)
- “Dogs are fluffy.” (Jonah 6 years old)
- “Dogs are great as an emotional support. When you brush my teeth, it makes me feel better when there’s a dog by my side.” (Jansen 9)
- “They are cute and funny. Our dogs are always up to no good and I like watching them in action.” (Jordan 12)
- “Dogs keep you company! We have been sheltering in place for over 8 months now because of Covid. Imagine doing it without the dogs?!” (Jacob 14)
- “The dogs are our reason to get outside every day, to walk them and play with them. The dogs make exercise fun!” (Jansen 9)
- “There are so many lonely dogs in need of a kid to play with and a family to love them.” (Jacob 14)
- “Dogs clean food off the floor and they pick up all the ice cubes you drop.” (Jonah 6)
- “Dogs need to be fed and walked. Those are chores kids can do and then the kids earn their allowance.” (Jordan 12)
- “They ruin your yard and make it look like a mess. Wait that wasn’t a good reason. They dig up your grass so you don’t have to mow it – that’s a better reason.” (Jonah 6)
- “The dogs give good snuggles on the couch and in the bed.” (Jansen 9)
- “The dogs are good alarm clocks in the mornings, so you don’t oversleep and you don’t waste your day in bed.” (Jonah 6)
- “You always have someone to play with and someone to read to.” (Jansen 9)
- “It’s fun to watch shows and movies about dogs, with your dog next to you.” (Jordan 12)
Speaking of shows about dogs… You have to gather the kids, dogs, cats… the whole family around the TV and plan to watch “The Pack” on Amazon Prime. The Pack premieres Friday, November 20, 2020.
The Pack on Amazon Prime has a 3-day binge-worthy event “Packed Weekend” planned to kick off the show! Watch the brand-new series this coming weekend: November 20 – 22, 2020! Make a date of it with your dog, snuggled by the fireplace! Now, this might be the best reason to get a dog!
What is The Pack on Amazon Prime
- The Pack an unscripted show hosted by Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn and her canine co-host Lucy.
- The series celebrates the undeniable bond between canines and their human companions.
- You will follow 12 teams of dogs and their obedient humans as they battle to out-smart the other teams with their strong bonds and great understanding of each other’s strengths and weaknesses.
- The exciting challenges were designed by a team of accredited veterinarians and certified dog experts, ensuring a safe and positive experience for all the participants.
- The prize at stake is $750,000. The winning canine and human duo will get $500,000 in prize money and $250,000 will go to the animal charity of their choice.
Plan to watch the show with your kids and canines. You will probably feel inspired to up the ante in the ways you connect with your dog and strengthen your bond. There’s no better way to thank your dog for their unrivaled loyalty and years of “service” to you and your family.