For my last post here at Babble Pets, I wanted to have something funny and cool for you to look at.
But, I also wanted to have a little something that kind of shows just exactly why I love animals, and especially dogs, so much.
So, I went searching around for an idea and I came up with this charming video of two dogs out to lunch. It’s extremely funny, I think. I love the way that the folks who made it captured the intense nervous energy that many humans and their best canine buddies share when it comes to meal time.
The interaction between the human hands and the dog’s faces is priceless, really. I keep thinking that there’s a real Woody Allen aura to the whole scene that captures the light-hearted comedy of trying to get a busy waitress to pay some attention to you.
So, there’s all of that.
But, beyond the video itself and what we see with our own eyes, there is something else at play here. Something that moves me time and time again.
Dogs are man’s best friend, I think, because we see our most basic selves in them.
When we look at them and observe their ways and feel their love shooting out of their eyeballs into ours at the end of a long hard day, we actually are being given a rare good glimpse into our own souls.
The things that matter most to us in this life are so often lost in the shuffle of the chaos of our routine, but when we see our dogs and the way they live, the things they care about most, we are, in a sense, brought back down to Earth from our own runaway orbits.
Dogs like love.
They like to be scratched behind those hairy ears and rubbed up on their bellies. They want to feel needed and welcomed, they want to know that they can count on you until the end.
I think most of us would say we feel the same way.
This is my last post about pets, at least here in these parts. I’m sure I’ll be writing about dogs again though before long, somewhere/somehow.
Because when I break it all down, they are as much a part of my own existence as anything else, really.
And I’m super super glad about that.
Thanks for reading.
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