This has been the mantra uttered by many. It's bandied about like it's a cool thing. People laugh. "I like dogs but I don't like people." Sure, I like dogs. And, to be honest, I have often felt the same way about people.
But I don't feel that way anymore. I realized when I said that, the implication was I'm better than others, and those poor saps better stay out of my cool self's way.
It's easy to like dogs.
What started it?
One of my kennel clients was widely unliked by others. But I saw this person with their dog. When this dog died, my friend at the vet clinic told me how this person broke down and sobbed. People are different with their dogs. They are a lot more real and tender and vulnerable.
And so are you. And so am I. God knows the difference of who we may be at work or in the community. He knows us our real self. He loves us anyway.