Last night I was talking with my friend, and the conversation turned to dogs. That just happens to be one of my favorite topics.
He said that dogs don’t feel “love” the way humans do, and to assume that would be incorrect and a personification. He expected me to disagree with him – but I don’t, I agree. Love is a very complicated emotion, and dogs have tiny brains. Who knows how dogs really feel?
On the other hand, I do understand the pack mentality. I’ve read lots of books and lived in a pack for the last decade. And I can say with confidence that my dogs’ natural desire to…
|Move with me…|
|Be still with me…|
|and play with me…all of these things feel like love.|
|It probably isn’t really “love”, but it’s a close second, and I know they give me the best their tiny brains will allow.
Which makes me love them back.