• When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive. When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile. When I am happy, he is joy unbounded. When I am a fool, he ignores it. When I succeed, he brags. Without him, I am only another man. With him, I am all-powerful. He is loyalty itself.

    Steve Smith, Gene Hill (1999). “Just Mutts: A Tribute to the Rogues of Dogdom”, p.93, Willow Creek Press