Jill · Age 14 · Wicklow
Benny, my dog and my best friend. He’s always happy to see me and he puts me in a good mood.
Petting a dog releases the same hormone as falling in love (known as the cuddle hormone) and is what makes us feel that joy.
In this piece, I wanted to capture how I feel when I see my dog. The immense joy and a giddiness that also calms me instantly. It is extraordinary that the presence of a dog can do so much for our well-being. I am grateful to have Benny in my life.