"Dogs are our link to paradise.
They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent.
To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace."
~ Milan KunderaAs much as they love their human owners, I truly believe that the thing dogs love the most of all is being with other dogs. It's their raison d'etre. One of his favorite things George likes to do lately is to run the fence across the farm road here. The yellow lab on the left is Natasha and she lives there. Every day she has two visitors come over, the black lab and the little puppy on the right. They stay for the morning and then they go home. And while they're there, George is always out there talking and playing with them. Mostly they just like to run. (Don't ask me why he can't go into the fence. You'll have to talk to my husband about that. George is actually his dog. And he just doesn't want him going into the fenced yard.) When no canine friends are available, George turns to the next best thing. The felines. The black cat you've already met. She lives in our home. The white & grey is a stray that I feel sorry for, so I put food out. Don't say it, I don't want to hear it. This cat absolutely loves George. Don't think that he's hurting her in this top photo here, because he's not. He's extremely gentle. And she loves it. You can tell. This is her happy face. After playing with other creatures, walks are the Best Thing Ever. Mention the word and he's ready to go. Even if he looks like he's asleep. I just love this dog. Disclaimer: no cats were harmed during the filming of this post.