Dogs are the best part of us. We love dogs with our whole hearts – we give them the unconditional love and support we as humans wish we had, and wish we could give to other humans. But in my many years of living, I have found that no love is like the love we have for this wide-eyed, cold-nosed, beyond loyal companion. And I am a cat person. Don’t mistake – I love my cats very, very much and of course have in the past lost my mind when they died, and will lose my mind again when the two I have now shuffle off their mortal coil. But dogs, man. It’s a level of love that is just…different. At least for me. They comfort. They WANT to comfort. They are just…like looking at the better part of your soul, without judgment, without any kind of expectation. Well, maybe the expectation of treats.
I’m thinking about a lot of awesome canine friends today, and just thought this was a good enough space to put down these thoughts. So for Nutters, DJ, Maggie, Quest, Bailey, Belle, Sarge, Snuffy, Wallace, and Reggie – especially Reggie – I hope you get all the cheeseburgers and whatever else your beautiful dog heart ever desired in this life. Because we sure as fuck don’t really deserve you.
Hug your friends, human and otherwise.