There is a saying that “I wish to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am.” It is indeed a distinguished goal. My dogs do not know my faults and shortcomings nor do they know my hopes and fears. He or she is only agog to be loved. A dog lives for the moment. He does not know when he is going to die nor does he even think about it. This is true of all animals. Man is the only one who knows that he will die someday. Even then, most of us are unprepared for the inevitable. It is only when we chance upon death that we realize the beauty and preciousness of life. The dog lives his life moment to moment to moment and is happy at what we would consider the most mundane things; a small treat, a ride in the car, going for a walk. We can learn a great deal from our four legged friends.