What is so special about dogs, especially old dogs, is their ability to pull you out of a funk. You know, when you feel blue or maybe just out of sorts.
Dogs seem to do just the right thing, at the right time. It doesn't have to be a dramatic move, but it could be they simply need you to take them out to go to the bathroom or give them a few scratches in a place they can't reach.
Dogs have a way of getting you to focus less on whatever is bothering you and more on them. Their sweet but steady demeanor reflects a serenity that can quiet the noisiest mind.
Introverts would do well to spend time with a senior dog. Someone prone to depression could benefit from time with a dog.
What is so wonderful about a dog is the simplicity of your time together, and interactions. They love you without reservation. Their needs are not complex.
A dog has no hidden agenda or ego. They offer a pure form of companionship that can change your life for the better.
The hardest thing is quieting your own internal dialogue so that you can hear and understand what a dog is saying to you.
If you can be quiet then no doubt you'll learn about how dogs communicate, and as you spend time with them don't be surprised to feel their positive influence