The message for the morning, or for any time, is that there is a lot we can learn from our brothers and sisters, the animals. Especially those that “people” our lives. Dogs seem to simply consider the two footed members of their family as members of their “pack” and care for us in what feels like an unconditional way. Ed Marks quipped an oft quoted sentiment we’ve all felt from time to time: “I only wish I were half the person my dog thinks I am.” However, as I shared my research on other quotes by writers, philosophers and everyday observers of the interaction between people and their pets, the conclusion is that dogs and cats treat their “people” very