I took a few pictures of my dogs today and thought I'd share....they crack me up, which means they are doing their job. Pugs, I've read, were originally bred to amuse the Emperor of China. I don't know if it is true or not but they sure amuse me. I've always been a "dog person" and have known they were good for me, but as of late it's a proven fact that being an animal lover--cats, too, but especially dogs--is good for you (click here or here). That's Maxwell on the left and his younger brother Franklin on the right (same parent, different litters). Notice how Franklin is looking away in a couple of the photos; poor little guy is hearing impaired and he probably can't hear me talking to him. Sometimes they are annoying as hell (like when they chew stuff), but mostly they bring me joy and make me smile. Sometimes I don't feel worthy of their unconditional love.