Grimace - thinks he belongs to Grandma, but the bills are paid by my son.
"They never talk about themselves
but listen to you while you talk about yourself,
and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation."
Jerome K. Jerome
There are 3 dogs in my life.
Three short-in-stature and pushed-in-faces, but all with big brown eyes and huge hearts. They are noisy breathers, snorers, farters, howlers, and barkers. They are also happy lickers, quiet companions, and great snugglers. And all call me Grandma because none of them actually belong to me!
Meathead - the senior citizen. My son's dog.
English Bull Dog
I was a dog person before I was a cat person in this life. I understood dogs. Cats I learned to understand as an adult.
- Cats require time and patience to understand. Dogs require treats.
- Cats rely on their own thinking. Dogs are happy to let you do the thinking.
- Cats are rarely interested in what you are doing. Dogs are always interest in what you are doing. In fact, dogs will do it with you. Dogs? "Jump off that cliff? Sure, I'll race you to the bottom." Cats? "Jump off that cliff? Not my thing, but let me know how it works out for you."
But none can compare to the dogs in loyalty. Dogs are loyal! Beyond all measure! More loyal than any other creature on the face of this earth. Such loyalty is undeserved by humans - who frequently are loyal only when it serves their purposes.
Milo - the baby of the group who sees himself "in charge". My daughter's dog.
French Bull Dog
It is too bad that we humans, who aren't so good at loyality, aren't the best learners either. Humans have much to learn from dogs!