There are times when I realize I’m anthropomorphizing my dogs. Then there are moments when I realize the truth: Dogs are basically furry, four-legged humans with bad breath, a full range of complex feelings, and an unmistakable knack for emotional manipulation.
Seriously, check out this compilation of dogs sparring vocally with their masters and see if they haven’t mastered the fine art of negotiation. I’d let any one of them represent me in court.
What’s that? Yes, there’s more. When it comes to canine cajoling, there’s always more.
OK, OK—we can go on a walk, and you can eat sushi, and feel free to sleep on the bed. I just don’t want to argue anymore.