Welcome Home Greeting with Tippy Taps Makes a Fur Mom’s Heart Overflow with Happiness

“I strive to be the person my dog already thinks I am.” — The Dog People by Rover.com

Dogs are the world’s no. 1 most beloved pets. And there are many good reasons for it, including health and mood-boosting benefits. Dogs are especially known for their loyalty and unconditional love, qualities that are rarely found in human society. It’s no wonder why dogs can fill up our lives with as much happiness — at times, with even more happiness — than when family or friends are around.

Photo: Reddit Video/u/keeperofthecan

Here are the reasons why dogs make us happy according to Pets for Patriots:

  1. Best friends forever. Our dogs are always there for us, in good times and in bad times. They endure whatever our mood is — angry, frustrated, sad — and they respond with understanding, love, warmth, and patience. Yes, words are not necessary for our dogs to feel what we are feeling. And one of the things we deeply appreciate about them is that they are not pushy or judgmental.
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  3. Dogs help us to lead an active, healthier lifestyle. Owning a dog motivates us to go outside often to exercise and have fun together. We benefit from these activities, including lowering the risk of depression. When we go out on a sunny morning or in late afternoon, we get exposed to sunlight that provides us with Vitamin D. This vitamin helps to boost our mood and stay optimistic.
  4. Gazing into the eyes of our dogs significantly increases our level of oxytocin, the cuddle hormone. According to the study conducted by animal behaviorist Takefumi Kikusui and his colleagues, “Mutual gazing had a profound effect on both the dogs and their owners. Of the duos that had spent the greatest amount of time looking into each other’s eyes, both male and female dogs experienced a 130% rise in oxytocin levels, and both male and female owners a 300% increase.” Oxytocin is the same hormone that creates a unique bond between a mother and her baby, enabling the mother to understand her baby’s needs and wants without the need for words.
Photo: Reddit Video/u/keeperofthecan

Getting acquainted with these facts surely makes us understand and appreciate more deeply this sweet interaction between a mom and her fur babies. With the title, “My girls celebrating my return from my 20 minute outing,” a Redditor with the username u/keeperofthecan shared this video of her dogs greeting her by jumping excitedly on the sofa and doing tippy taps.

The dogs were so overjoyed at seeing their fur mom back that everyone who watches this video can’t help smiling and experiencing an extra dose of happiness too!

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