Man’s Best Mate

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Michael Peters loves dogs (Sightlines, April 2017). Com­ing from Seat­tle I know dogs. Seat­tle, like a num­ber of cities, has more dogs than kids. One might won­der why? Could it be that a dog will love you no mat­ter how you treat it? Could it be that a “trained” dog will obey you with­out ques­tion? Does an un­con­di­tion­ally lov­ing, obe­di­ent dog pro­vide a con­ve­nient sub­sti­tute for the dif­fi­cult job of learn­ing how to get along with our fel­low hu­mans? —Richard Schwartz Belle­vue, Wash­ing­ton

We cruise Maine with our yel­low Labrador. We al­ways at­tach an in­ex­pen­sive wa­ter-ac­ti­vated strobe to his col­lar. Why? We al­most lost the dog at night in a dog over­board sit­u­a­tion! It was a po­ten­tially very se­ri­ous sit­u­a­tion that ended hap­pily! —Mike Slater Via pmy­

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