Late one night last week when I could not sleep, I watched a heart-warming dog (of course) story on Animal Planet. Since I was drifting in and out of sleepdom, I do not remember the title or even the entire story.
But the last four words of the story hit me, as to why we animal lovers, especially dogs, dote on our pets.
The man in the story was summarizing his passion for his dog(s), and mentioned their devotion and unconditional love of their owners, no matter how we fail: we may forget to feed them, ignore them, even take anger out on them. "They do not keep count!"
What a simple description of how we should treat each other. Almost every moral and religious law has a similar concept, but we, somehow, miss the boat.
I will be absent a lot the next 2-3 weeks, traveling. May drop in as opportunity may present itself.