In all these years I should have learned something!
One can learn a great deal about being a decent human being by living with a dog. Dogs hold no grudges. They are unbelievably patient – I say this as I watch our baby granddaughter launch herself across our Chocolate Labrador as he obligingly lies motionless. A dog’s love is total and his sense of duty unparalleled. When the family is gathered or we have guests in the house, Dougal will not rest for the night until he has checked every bedroom – sometimes to the consternation of its occupants.
Here he is taking me out for a walk in the snow, and yes, I still have a lot to learn from him.