Last week I saw an item on Fox News. It seems that a survey found that women prefer their dogs to their boyfriends. I am sure that you read this you are thinking, No kidding. Many will agree and say that it is because pets are more faithful, as if they had a choice. I do not think it is a matter of faith but one of loyalty. My wife and I adopted two greyhounds. They immediately took to us and made a new home here. We never heard them compare us to their old kennels or say that the food is not as good as the last place. They changed loyalties from the racetrack to us without a whimper, no winning or pouting.
It was like a professional ball player that is traded to a new team. The player wears the new jersey and immediately switches loyalty. I mean this in a good way. One of the anchors on Fox News suggested an experiment; place the pet dog and boyfriend in the trunk of your car and drive around for one hour. Then open the trunk and see which one is glad to see you. I would add a slight twist. A woman should put her boyfriend and pet dog in her trunk and drive over to her best girlfriend's house. Let the best girlfriend open the trunk and watch the reaction. There may be an insight there.