We sure could find worse models to emulate.
The old cliche about “everything I need to know” doesn’t hold water–there are many things our dogs can’t teach us (how to balance a checkbook or write a blog post, for example). But the basic attitude of a dog toward life, and toward humans, is another story altogether.
Would that we ALL treated each other as gently and with as much compassion as well-socialized dogs treat us.
IMAGE: Many thanks to Mactoons for this image and quote.