From the first Neanderthal throwing a bone at the wolf waiting in the shadows to the current apartment dweller with her carefully groomed toy poodle, dog lovers have always been a diverse group.
Most people fall somewhere in the middle – neither caveman nor Manhattan princess. But even these two have something in common.
So what is that thing that draws so many of us towards the canine? I don’t think it’s their smell or the tendency of puppies to chew up your $100.00 shoes, and certainly not the necessity of carrying little plastic bags around on your daily walk.
I’m sure any dog lover would tell you that his or her pooch is a darned good friend, and I think that is reason enough.