Recollect that the Almighty, who gave the dog to be companion of our pleasures and our toils, hath invested him with a nature noble and incapable of deceit.
Walter Scott, 1771 – 1832
My dogs always know what is up with me and what is down with me. I have had them lay their furry heads right where I hurt, because they always know, and the pain eased up. I have also had my heart rate and respiration lowered by my faithful companions. I cannot imagine living without at least one dog in my life.