Six Truths about the Effects Dogs Have on Our Lives

Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with your Chicken Soup for the Soul. And today I’m going to do our last episode about our new dog book, My Hilarious, Heroic, Human Dog. There truly is something magical about dogs—their natural joy, resilience, and protectiveness are so often combined with affection, intuition, courage, and just plain smarts. And that’s why we keep putting out collections of dog stories. Dogs keep us company, act as our therapists, provide unconditional love, and share in the ups and downs of our lives. Our dogs make us better people. If we rescued them, they rescue us back. If we’re sad, they comfort us. If we need to have more fun, they show us how. They are our protectors, our role models, and our best friends. Here are six truths about the effects dogs have on our lives, taken from six of the 101 stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Hilarious, Heroic, Human Dog Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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