Puppy Love

“You do realize they’re only happy to see you because you’re their source of food, right?”

“I refuse to believe that.”

“And they lick you for the salt.”

“You make them sound like parasites.”

“If you started beating them they’d turn on you in a hot minute.”

“The same could be said for the average human.”

“And acting cute helps assure that you keep them around.”

“Here’s a question: Why are you so hellbent on convincing me that my dogs don’t love me? What is love, anyway? Here’s what I know. These dogs keep me warm at night. They help me feel safe. They make me laugh, they help make me feel less alone in the world, they’re someone to talk to, they come to me when they’re afraid, they choose me over everyone else, they bring me joy, and I love them. That’s more than good enough for me.”

puppy love


Author: The View from a Drawbridge

I have been a bridgetender since 2001, and gives me plenty of time to think and observe the world.

13 thoughts on “Puppy Love”

  1. Pretty low to dog on a dog. I think they are as close to unconditional love as you can get. We could learn a lot from them,
    they are angels in fur.

  2. whoever said that to you about dogs obviously doesn’t know dogs. They have feelings, they feel hurt, scared, happy, content, love and hate. Just like humans, the only difference is the language. The person that tells you what they did about dogs or animals in general doesn’t know their ass from a hole in the ground.

      1. I’m not sure it does end with fear, as some people still love despite fear being present. I think it ends with the absence of empathy.

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