Owners who buy aggressive dogs for security may be kidding themselves: The chances that the victim of a fatal dog attack will be a burglar or human attacker are 1-in-177. The odds that the victim will be a child are 7-in-10.
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
I'm one of those people who has always struggled with emotions and revealing them. When my dog Orson died, I did this very male thing of 'It's just a dog and I'll just move on.' I was very slow to grasp the emotion. But Orson is the reason I started writing about dogs.
There is this myth, that America is a melting pot, but what happens in assimilation is that we end up deliberately choosing the American things - hot dogs and apple pie - and ignoring the Chinese offerings.
Dogs look up to you, cats look down on you. Give me a pig! He looks you in the eye and treats you as an equal.
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 a man.