Friends With Benefits
Who wakes you up with a kiss, never spills your secrets, and is always happy to see you no matter what? Forget boys — it’s all about our favourite furry friends. Not only do pets pump our brains with feelgood chemicals like dopamine and serotonin, studies have shown that pet owners also enjoy the perks of higher self-esteem, less loneliness and a greater sense of belonging. Bonus? Pet owners get body benefits too, as researchers from Michigan State University found that pet owners are 34 percent more likely to reach recommended exercise goals. Can a boyfriend really do all that? Didn’t think so.
kitty, Soft kitty, warm little ball of love.