“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
—Josh Billings (a.k.a. Henry Wheeler Shaw; humorist and lecturer)
I am your dog.
You chose me as a pup. Paid good money for me. Took me to your home.
And, while you never promised to love, honor, and obey me, you did promise to care for me.
Feed me. Exercise me. Pay attention to me.
You haven’t exactly done that.