Dearest Phyllis, what a gorgeous young Old English Sheepdog you are! You are so pretty, with that fluffy fur and the sweet face and those long, LOOOOONG legs. And what a delightful personality you have, too! You make your dear people smile with all your antics and energy. You and they love each other very much, don't you. What a wonderful love-filled home you share!
Congratulations, darling Phyllis, on being chosen today's Dog of the Day! We hope you and your dear people and all your family and friends are enjoying a fine celebration, full of fun and lovies and all your favorite games and treats.
I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
Death thought about it.
CATS, he said eventually. CATS ARE NICE.
-- Sir Terry Pratchett (1948—2015), Sourcery