Contrary to popular opinion, dogs don’t really think we humans are the greatest thing since sliced bread or kibble pie. It’s not that dogs lie to us, exactly; it’s just that, for some lovely reason, they like to make us happy.
And if that means implying, from time-to-time, that we’re funnier, prettier, wiser, and toss a better tennis ball than anyone else – they’re not above a fib or two.
As for cats, well, cats get a bad rap – you know, their reputation for aloofness and silent superiority. There’s a cat from down the street who visits me now and then, and she talks endlessly. I pour out the food in exchange for some sparkling conversation. Sometimes we hang out and dish about the neighbors.
And if that’s not reason enough to adopt a dog or cat, read on: