Why Dogs are Better than People
|July 21, 2012||Posted by wpadmin under Uncategorized|
It’s not that I don’t love people, I do. It’s just that dogs are better than people in so many ways. It’s almost like they have a higher Emotional Quotient (EQ) that most people that I know. Have you ever had a knock-down, drag out argument with a dog? Have you ever had a dog try to “one-up” you? Have you ever been served a summons by a dog? Dogs don’t name drop. They don’t try to impress their friends with a Mercedes. They don’t securitize and sell overly risky home loans. They don’t start pointless wars. They don’t manipulate the Libor. Can you imagine a dog trying to manipulate the Libor? It’s actually very analogous to me trying to answer my wife when she asks me if her outfit is appropriately fashion forward (I look at her like a deer in the headlights, say “yes,” and hope that there are no more questions).
I know I’m being overly simplistic. In the wild, dogs actually can attack and kill each other. There is alpha male dominance and a pecking order, much like with humans. However, some have pointed out that dogs and cats are probably the largest group of animals that don’t have to work to “earn their keep.” Cows have to give milk and, eventually, flat iron steaks. Oxen have to plow. Donkeys have to carry heavy burdens and have the pleasure of being called “asses.” Horses have to give us piggy back rides and race with very small humans on their back beating them with a riding quip. Dogs just give us what we think is love. Although there are stories of dogs being violent, those are usually just cases of humans who have made them that way. Far more numerous are the stories of uncommon loyalty of dogs to their owners. My favorite stories are the ones where dogs save the lives of their owners despite great risk to their own life. And that is, quite frankly, all I need to know to judge dogs to be better than humans.