My dog is so much better than most people. He is always reliable and there for me unlike people. He misses me when I'm gone and is more excited and happy to see me than anyone else. He cuddles with me and licks my tears when I cry. Plus he's really cute. And it is kind of nice to take care of a real being even if he is a dog. It brings some level of fulfillment to my life, even if small. Plus he barks at people trying to come into my house, trying to walk in front of the house, the street, near him, or when we're in the car - he doesn't discriminate. He's also got floppy ears, who doesn't like those? And if I trusted him around other dogs and was able to enter him in a race, he would probably win since he is fast. He's also great at ripping garden hose's in half with his teeth, breaking sprinkler heads, biting boots, and digging under fence's. He loves to sniff and dig. But he's sleek like a seal with his black fur, so the dirt doesn't show. Plus he never lets things get him down (except when he's sick or he thinks he's sick - he has a phobia of being sick), is really active and energetic, which helps me be more so. Plus he's such a picky eater that he's always self-regulated his food, so he'll never be fat. But the best thing about him is his personality and facial expressions. Yes, dogs can have facial expressions, he has many. He lets me know when he's sick, when he needs anything, when he's hungry or has to go outside, when he knows he's in trouble, when he wants to play, when he wants a treat or cheese, when he's scared and of course, when he wants to be petted. Plus now that he trusts I'm not going to kill him, he lets me put his flea medicine on him without kicking or biting me. He's a loyal adoring fan of me which helps me live life better than I would without him.