Americans today place great value on their pets, and our pooches are indispensable members of the family. Lickers of tearful faces and uncomplaining pillows for sleepy tots, unjudging confidantes and friends loyal to the end, our dogs give us what few humans ever can –unconditional love. What would we do without them?
Unconditional love may not always be the province of cats. In fact, it’s been said that a cat’s goal in life is to make everything as easy as possible for itself. Those of us who love cats recognize some truth in that and know that our most sincere expressions of affection will often be met with studied indifference. But under that impervious facade, feline feelings are as strong as canine, just not expressed with quite so much gusto. Which makes it all the more touching when kitty jumps into your lap and begins to purr!