National DOG DAY Today!
Sunday, August 26, 2018
August 26th is National Dog Day, a day to appreciate our furry friends and our long history of working with each other.
To celebrate National Today data science team surveyed 3,000 Americans about everyone's favorite furry friends and results are interesting. Did you know that nearly 80% of women find someone expressing affection to a dog attractive? On the other hand nearly 4 out of 10 women prefer their dog's company rather than dating.
Click the link to find out which states love dogs the most and for more survey results.
From the link:
WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL DOG DAY
A. The Lift our Spirits
Dogs are natural mood elevators. There's also an overwhelming amount of research that shows they reduce stress levels. If you're burned out from a tough day at the office or just having a bad day overall, dogs are always there to greet you with joy when you return home. Maybe there should be a mandatory “bring your dog to work” day!
B. They Teach Us Valuable Life Lessons
Dogs remind us to stick to things we love. They let us know we shouldn't take life too seriously. They also don't jump into any commitments without first sniffing out the situation, but once they realize it's okay they engage. Take notes. They are definitely onto something.
C. They Keep Us Socially Connected
Whether you're taking them for a walk around the block or running into friends at the dog beach, your dog's presence helps us develop friendships and social support. They make us more approachable, while encouraging us to mingle with other dogs and dog lovers. Who knew your dog would make the perfect wingman?