Ok, I am not usually a fan of dogs. They bark too much, require daily attention, make travel out of town more complicated, chew up everything in sight and generally just cost a lot of money. I am just not currently motivated to spend the time necessary to train a dog the obedience, respect, and cooperation needed for effective human companionship with me.
Having said all that, I was looking at our two dogs last night and reminded of the non-original thought that dogs can teach even us non-fans some things about love. Dogs
Rarely ignore you (unless there’s a squirrel nearby)
Are eager to please
Give affection unreservedly
Forgive you seventy times seven (maybe they just don’t remember)
Stay with you until their last aliquot of strength
Are content with the basics: food, shelter, attention
Maybe I need to spend more time with dogs.