Those furry, four-legged bundles of wonder we call dogs are nothing short of miracles. Every last one, from Lassie and Rin Tin Tin to Santa’s Little Helper.
Dogs are what we should aspire to be, you know? Loyal and forgiving and non-judgmental. Even on our best days, try as we might, we’d still fall short. Humans just aren’t capable of such boundless, jumping for joy, full body exuberance. We’re too self-conscious, afraid of looking foolish. Not dogs. The mere sight of us sends them right over the moon, even first thing in the morning when we’re all morning breath and bad hair. They don’t mind. They greet us as if we’ve just returned from the dead.
Dogs are the best, most wonderful invention ever. And they deserve to be treated like royalty all day every day. Rescue one from a shelter if you can or support your local humane society. Every dog deserves to know kindness, to know what it’s like to be loved back. It’s the least we can do.
So take a moment to pat a dog on the head today. And wag your tail, while you’re at it. Let them know they’re appreciated.