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"I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren't certain we knew better. They fight for honor at the first challenge, make love with no moral restraint, and they do not for all their marvelous instincts appear to know about death." ~George Bird Evans
I may have cried when I read this. A lot of people have said "they are just dogs" to me before. No, they are not. They are part of my family and to me Abby and Tex have never and will never be "just a dog" to me or Josh. There is no price tag on the love and companionship of a dog. And if you think there is, just remember, you are your dog's everything.