I know not everyone out there does, but I like dogs and cats. I like dogs especially. As creatures, I find dogs particularly hilarious.
Think about it. Those relatives of wolves live among us. We feed them, look after their every need, and love them as members of the family:
Essentially, we’re their servants. They’ve got us right where they want us. They must think we humans are bonkers.
About half of all households in North America and Europe own pets. So including them in storytelling is perfectly proper. They are all around us:
We’d noticed Canarians seem to prefer “smaller” dogs. Maybe that’s due to apartment living, but whatever the reason our first mornings back here in England we’ve run into seriously LARGE dogs once more. A couple in the nearby park could’ve been small horses. 😉
I find walking and playing with my pal is a refresher. The exercise is an “enforced break” which, ironically, actually stimulates my mind. I get quite a few new ideas while dog walking, and have “written” lots thanks to walking him.