1. As a secret agent.

Dogs. They're loyal, they're trainable, they're friendly. Why aren't we giving them more to do?! Yeah, I know all about bomb-sniffing dogs, seeing-eye dogs, therapy dogs and St. Bernards with their neck-kegs full of brandy, or whatever. These are ideas for how to use your dog EVERY DAY, not just when we need heroics.

2. As a housesitter.

3. As a dog-walker.

Why should you have to get fresh air and exercise, too? (via Reddit)

4. As a way to feel better about not meeting personal goals.

5. As a ticket to the carpool lane.

Don't ask questions. Just drive. (via Reddit)