When a parent asks a child, “Are you going to take care of it?” The child immediately says, “Yes!” Their voice filled with glee and body humming with excitement. One may not realize, but the animal is not solely being taken care of. The wonderful creatures we have nicknamed, “Man’s Best Friend,” are here to take care of us. They are here to love us.
So next time you see someone walking their dog, think about what the animal is giving back to it’s owner. Think of anyone who the dog encounters during walks and playtimes.