The more I think about it, the more I'm convinced people should take lessons in patience and suffering from dogs.
Dogs don't complain
They're happy with the little attention they get from us
They don't demand gifts, but are happy with getting a chew toy or biscuit
They're eager to please and forgiving when they've been yelled at
They welcome us after a long day of work as though we've been gone for a month
Our little guy just got what no human male would either be thankful for or be back on his feet from in less than a day. Can you guess what it was? It's as though it never happened...not a whimper. How many of us have had an operation or injury and sat back waiting for the sympathy to flow?
As so often has been asked, "Spell DOG backwards and what do you get? GOD." Dogs are not God, but they act more like Him than the humans created in His image.