I love my buddy, Duke. I love him despite the muddy paw prints every day, the dog hair, the constant need for exercise and dog park trips, and the occasional misbehaving. I just read on Facebook that someone is having to put their Lab down in the morning due to a brain tumor. It gave me pause to appreciate that Duke is healthy and silly, but has a limited time with us. I think everyone needs a four-legged friend in their lives.