40 percent of married women, surveyed by the American Animal Hospital Association, said they get more emotional support from their dogs than from their husband and children.
I don't have a dog anymore, but sometimes they seem like the only thing easy enough to think about. Was that a cringy statement?
Some days, I'm crippled by great crescendos of sentimental feeling.
Sentimentality for nothing in particular...
I just sit in my saccharine thoughts until I turn pruney and hope that nobody notices I'm there.
On days like that, I draw dogs.
I think this is what they have evolved to do over 30,000 years: Dogs contain and support the parts of ourselves that we don't know how to carry alone.