Everyone loves dogs! Well, everyone you'd actually trust to be around you does, anyway (with a mulligan given to anyone who is deathly allergic). Dogs are all that is good and lovely and cuddly. They force you to exercise, and they make you produce "happy hormones" like oxytocin and dopamine when you cuddle them, which reduces blood pressure, improves your heart health, and thus stops you dying.
They reduce the odds your kids will develop allergies. They protect your home - for free. They cover everything you own with hair and thus spare you from the insanity that is ever bothering to buy something dry-clean-only every again. They play with you when you're playful, and they console you when you're sad. They offer you absolutely unconditional love, as well as occasional dead animals. They make friends out of strangers.
That's why it's essential that we give our dogs names that reflect the enormity of all they do for us. Sure, we all call our dog "good boy/girl," "doggie," "dog," etc., but we also give them a name so significant that we inscribe it on their collar and even record it on their microchip. Let's see if we can figure out what you named yours!
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