1. Empathy: My Mastiff had his back to me while I was making coffee. As I quickly spun around, all too eager to get my first cup going, I managed to spill a fair amount of water on the floor. Max looked behind him with the investigate look only a Mastiff can have, looked at the water on the floor, and looked back up at me. His facial doggie telepathy told me – “Don’t worry Mom, I’ve messed the floor before too. You should try going out more often.”
2. Things could always be worse: My husband accidentally bought a roll of one ply toilet paper. I might have complaimed about it a little bit untill I saw one of my dogs, who shall remain nameless to protect the innocent, drag her bottom across the driveway to clean her rear. I guess one ply beats pavement any day of the week!