Monday, October 6, 2008

Dogs are a girl's best friend

Gene Weingarten's story this week about loving an old dog is a must-read for any pet lover. But caution: If you read the whole thing, you WILL cry.

What dogs do not have is an abstract sense of fear, or a feeling of injustice or entitlement. They do not see themselves, as we do, as tragic heroes, battling ceaselessly against the merciless onslaught of time. Unlike us, old dogs lack the audacity to mythologize their lives. You've got to love them for that.

1 comment:

The Modern Gal said...

I don't know, Lucydog always thinks she's entitled to another dog treat.