My dog shows unconditional love… for my turkey sandwich that is.
“Dogs are loyal, and faithful, and want to please, and they don’t judge you, they love you for who you are …”
When I see this on social media, hear this in conversation, or read it in some article I gag ever so slightly. Okay maybe more than that.
It is a massive reductionist view of an entire species, discounting the individual personalities of each an every individual within the species. It sets dogs up to fail, especially those that fall outside of this fairy-tale bullshit version of canines.
I have never met a dog that wants to please, nor would I want too, how creepy, cast like, and subservient. I want a dog that stands on their own four paws, squarely in this world, and teaches me something about them, takes me on a bit of a journey. Give and take.
I have met dogs that love their owners…
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