For the Love of Dogs

Thinking of the current events troubling us at home and abroad, I rather like the following quote from Mark Twain: 

“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.”

I have found an antidote to the cynicism of worldly affairs in the shapely form of man’s best friend; more specifically, my border terriers. 

Our old stud dog, Taz, has enjoyed a long and happy retirement from his toil. Now fifteen, he sometimes struggles to get out of his bed and his arthritic limbs scramble across wooden floors in the manner of a novice ice skater. 

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