Let me exemplify with a dog. Drea, our 3-year-old Boxer, like all dogs, at least compared to cats, is somewhat “needy”. When I’m home, she would always sit as near to me as possible. When I walk from the kitchen to the livingroom, I can be assured that there’d be six feet walking, not just two. And when I get ready to go out, she would be sitting by the door expectantly. When I close the door behind me, I would hear her whimper, and scratch on the door.
The following is what differentiates the dog from the human.
When I come back home after a few hours, she would be right there at the door, wagging her tail a thousand beats a minute. All she’d be saying would be, “Welcome home! I’m so happy to see you!” Were she a human, what she might say could be, “Fuck you!”
Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)