What dogs give us

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From Gene Weingarten’s “Murphy’s Law” (The Washington Post: 3 May 2009):

[My dog] Murphy has a good life, which is the least we humans can do for a dog, in return for what they give us, which is access to the sort of innocence and trust and absence of guile or pretension that’s lacking in our own species. That’s the gentle transaction between dog and human.