Man’s Best Friend

Lauren - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Entered on May 1, 2009
Age Group: 18 - 30
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Man’s Best Friend

The bond between a person and their dog is a long lasting companionship. I have always had a dog in my life ever since I could remember. I have loved and lost the most loyal, and loving companion I have ever known. Till this day that remains the saddest day in my life. I couldn’t imagine going through that again with my two current dogs but I believe it’s worth all the loving companionship in the world that they give me every day.

A while back, I was walking by the bookstore and I see this homeless man sitting outside, the same one I always see when I’m walking by the bookstore. Every time I see him, He is usually just sitting there, keeping to himself for the most part. Everyone walks by him minding his or her own business not even noticing he’s sitting there.

This day was different. He seemed happy and cheerful. He was also being more friendly and social. I stopped and looked around and I saw by his feet what was sending off all the good vibrations. It was a puppy! That puppy seemed just as happy as his owner. It would go and scamper off a few feet to socialize with passer bys and then run back to sit by the man’s side. This new companion would draw people in with its happy loving attitude, which made for great conversation with the man and even some help with his situation. There was just so much love and happiness trapped within that small street corner.

This observation got me thinking that a dog really is man’s best friend. This man loved this dog and you could tell the dog felt the same way. This dog didn’t care about his owners situation, his race, the way he looked or smelt, or the fact that he didn’t have that much money. All he knew was this man loved, and cared about him and that’s all he needs and he will return the favor with a lifetime of love, laughs, happiness and friendship. That seems like a great deal to me.

In my opinion there’s not a species on this planet that is more loyal faithful and caring than a dog. For example, a different kind of pet like a cat. No offense to cat owners but cats are selfish they only come and show affection when they want something. Another perfect example is mankind! Even humans are less faithful, dependable and reliable than dogs. People screw other people over all the time and they’re always judging and criticizing you and you can hardly rely or depend on any of them. I’m sure every human being has been lied to, betrayed or cheated on by a fellow human companion making it hard to trust another.

People can always rely and depend on their dog. It will always be there for you no matter what. As long as you love and care for it, it will return the favor. Therefore I conclude that dogs are and will always be mans best friend. There isn’t a more loyal and loving companion.