Dearest Rufus, aren't you just adorable! What a cute, sweet Shih-Tzu/Coton de Tuléar doggie you are! And you have the most delightful personality. You make your dear parents smile with all your energy and antics. You are an international traveler, too, going with your parents to Pas-de-Calais and Paris, France! You now can bark in both English and French, and you love French cheeses, especially chèvre. You and your dear parents love each other very much, don't you. What a wonderful love-filled home you share!
Congratulations, darling Rufus, on being chosen today's Dog of the Day! We hope you and your dear parents and all your family and friends are enjoying a fine celebration, full of fun and lovies and all your favorite games and treats, perhaps even a special frite!
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