“OK, first of all, I have a lot of Red friends…”

– Blue, trying to convince people his human isn’t racist

Let me just preface this with how I do enjoy dogs and have gotten along well with a lot of dogs throughout my life. I’m just not a huge fan of how some people seem to think whether or not someone likes, or gets along with, dogs is any indication of their trustworthiness. Like, I’ve seen countless people just casually say, “I can’t trust a person who doesn’t like dogs,” without any sort of challenge to their logic. Because frankly, although I do like dogs, I can understand quite clearly why somebody – even a decent person – might not like being around an animal with no sense of personal space and a propensity for putting all manner of filthy things in its mouth. I can also understand why a terrible person might be able to enjoy an animal that has a habit of unconditionally loving its owner for no more reason than their providing companionship. I mean, not to invoke Godwin’s Law or anything, but…

– James