I read a really great quote the other day by Anatole France:
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."
This got me to thinking about all the things you have to gain by being a dog owner...
an excercise partner,
a travel companion,
and a snuggle buddy.
Sure, dogs take alot of time, money, and energy - but just look how much you gain!
What have you gained from having a dog (or a cat!)?