What exactly do dogs live for?

What exactly do dogs live for?

This week, we asked our readers, what is the purpose in life of our canine companions? Here are our favourite answers ...

A helping paw

A dog’s main duty is to help humans. Guide dogs are our eyes. Rescue dogs help the police to save people. Dogs are our friends because they are helping us all the time.

Gigi Chan, 16, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School


Fitness buddies

I think dogs are there to provide humans with love and companionship. By doing tricks and going for walks with us, dogs entertain us and help us stay fitter and live longer.

Rex Lam, 9, Discovery Bay International School


See food diet

I think eating is a dog’s purpose in life. The perfect thing would be to eat for a whole day. After that, they could sleep. It is fantastic.

Ronald Suen, 15, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School


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Best friends

I think a dog’s calling is to help people. For example, guide dogs lead visually impaired people around obstacles, police dogs help to maintain social order, and so on. Also, they keep us company. They bring us joy. They are our best friends.

Elaine Ng, 13, Tak Nga Secondary School


Canine comfort

We need dogs to amuse us, find lost people, help the blind to go where they want, and take care of us. Would anyone not cherish a dog that comforts them and makes them happy? As the saying goes, a dog is “man’s best friend”.

Arella Ng, 11, Christian Alliance P. C. Lau Memorial International School


Dr Dog will see you now

I wonder if dogs know how helpful they are to humans. Some serve in hospitals and are called “doctor dogs”. Their presence really helps to cheer the patients up and let them forget about their pain for a while. People are simply happy to see them. They are a kind of medicine which helps patients make a speedy recovery.

Chow Yik-wai, 13, Immaculate Heart of Mary College


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Take it easy

A dog wants to enjoy life – to eat, sleep and play – maybe because their previous existence was too exhausting, so in this life they can relax.

Brian Ngan, 16, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School


Chew my shoe

A dog’s task is to be the shoe-chewer of the family. Who else will take up this important job?

Ady Lam, 11, Island School


Enjoy life

I think a dog’s goal in life is to love humans and make them smile. Dogs are so lively and always excited – they can help us enjoy life a little more!

Anushka Purohit, 16, Renaissance College


Stop, thief!

Dogs are here to play with us, help guard the house, and be members of our family. If we are bored, we can play with our dog, and if there is a thief, he can help us catch him.

Cheng Hei-lam, 13, Tak Nga Secondary School


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This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Dogs – what do they live for?

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