Here’s a lovely piece of prose Ann Landers once wrote for her syndicated column:
What Dogs Do for Us
Keep a night alone from being truly lonely.
Get us outside on beautiful fall days, rainy days, and snowy winter days.
Listen to our singing.
Treat us like celebrities when we come home.
Warm up our beds on cold nights.
Make our hearts more vigorous.
Alert us to the arrival of the mail.
Help us live a little longer.
Make us smile.
Agree with everything we say.
Warm our knees with their chins.
Provide a use for old tennis balls.
Signal when a thunderstorm is coming.
Help lower our blood pressure.
Test how fast we can run.Keep the squirrels from overtaking our yards.Teach us the meaning of unconditional love.
Joy. Playfulness. Warm attention. Listening. Vigorous Hearts. Unconditional love. Let’s bring all these as faithful companions to our readers as we all write on!
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