When you are a child you want a dog to play with. If your a girl you dress it up in doll clothes you talk to it, put it in a buggy and push it around. Thats what I did. As an only child this dog was my buddy. That dog's name was Trixie.
Then when you are in your second childhood as a senior citizen you have a dog who you talk to, he wiggles his tail he goes for walks with you, sniffing every blade of grass and would eat his meal with me. This dog's name was Buddy.
A dog is like family whether you are young or old. they capture your heart. And then when they die They break your heart.