"God said, 'I need somebody strong enough to pull sleds and find bombs, yet gentle enough to love babies and lead the blind. Somebody who will spend all day on the couch with a resting head and supportive eyes to lift the spirits of a broken heart.' So God made a dog."
I'm not a dog person; I'm a cat person. Nevertheless, even I can appreciate that dogs interact with human beings in ways that cat's just don't. We've all heard stories of dogs that have traveled miles and miles to be reunited with their owners, dogs that have saved their owners from being burgled, losing their house in a fire, or being run over by a car. We've heard stories of dogs running to get help for their owners, saving children from drowning, and working with mentally ill and terminally ill patients, the elderly, and special needs children. The biggest reason for why dogs are thought of as humankind's best friend is their loyalty.
|The mounted remains of Hachiko are on display at the |
Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo. Photo credit: Muramasa
Recently, I've seen a number of really cute images of children with dogs. Here are some shared by Facebook friends that just melted my heart. :-)