My 4-year-old golden retriever's birthday is coming up I'm sitting here at the computer remembering the day we got him from the breeder and drove him back to our house; staring up at me with his teddy bear face, wondering who the hell I was, what was going to happen to him, maybe even what his purpose was in life. But most likely what his next meal was going to be or whether or not he should tinkle on my lap.
Anyways, even though they're often seen as less than bright -- dogs are incredible creatures. They arguably are there in your life just to love and be loved. How great is that? Name one other person in your life that will be ecstatic the second you walk through the door every time, leaping around, bringing a smile to your face? They're forgiving, patient (sometimes) and nonjudgemental to boot. If you've got a dog, go pet and hug yours right now and remember that although we have stuff like WoW and other video games to keep us entertained... to a dog, that's what we're there for! D'AWWWW!
And just in case this little anecdote didn't enough to cheer you up while you're slaving away at your work desk or sitting bored at the computer, here's a little collection guaranteed to bring a smile to your face: Could you get mad at these faces?