People frequently ask me why I am such a dog person. These people are usually not dog people. These people usually are not animal people. I work in a profession and have a theoretical orientation in that profession that people are inherently good and that they can always work towards being better, so I’m not the type of person that believes that people aren’t good. It’s just that I have known a lot of amazing animals that had such stellar character that I’m inclined to believe that we do not have the best hearts of all the creatures on the earth. We definitely work toward it. What we contribute is wonderful. But the purest love can be found from those that give with all they have and I generally see that the most in dogs. I don’t claim to be the expert on this animal nor do I believe that everyone has to feel the way I do, rather, I would expect that someone would allow me to be ok with my feelings on it without giving me grief about my feelings.
That doesn’t happen.
However, with that said. I present a piece of evidence that I saw on the internet that lends itself to my belief. If you go online and look at the youtube videos of military returns, the ones that tend to be most heartfelt are when parents come home to children who were not expecting it and dogs who were not expecting it. Spouses and loved ones are precious (parents are heartbreaking), but you will never see such joy as a dog whose master has returned.