Dog is Truly Man's Best Friend

11 Nov 2011 | Written by Freshpet
We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. In return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made.

— Margery Facklam

Our dogs provide us with so many good things on a daily basis. They humor us when we're feeling down, put a smile on our face, and most importantly, give us unconditional love. We've all heard the phrase "Dog is man's best friend" being thrown around, but have you ever wondered about its origin? I came across this great article on NPR that gives us a view of how this close relationship between dog and man came about. Naturalist Mark Derr explains that dogs descended from its early ancestor, the wolf, and their close bond with men through hunting. Early humans began following wolves as they  hunted for similar game. As these two started working and living together over time, the skeletal features of the wolves changed to resemble today's modern day dog. Even though we don't speak the same language, there is no doubt that there is a deep love and empathy for each other which has lasted through the test of time. Make sure to share some stories with your best friend in the comments below.

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