• I do not concern myself with my inability to feel such comfort amidst humans (other than with very few friends and family), but, rather, am simply thankful that at least dogs exist, and I’m humbly aware of how much less a person I’d be – how less a human – if they did not exist.

    Rick Bass (2001). “Colter: The True Story of the Best Dog I Ever Had”, p.18, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt