We humans consider ourselves to be the superior beings on Mother Earth. Indeed, we don’t like to think of ourselves as animals, though that is what we are in effect when it comes to behavior, given our propensity for violence, whether against other humans, wildlife or the environment. Perhaps, however, it’s an insult to other “animals” to say that .
I share this story to illustrate what Max and dogs in general do so well: he pays attention all the time, even when he’s supposedly sleeping. He watches out the windows to constantly scan what’s going on out on his street (yes, it’s his street in his mind). He goes from person to person when family or friends visit, ensuring that everyone gets some attention, not to mention a donation of some of his fur. And he will lie at your feet when he detects you’re not feeling well.
The same applies on a much grander scale to General Motors top management which, through its arrogance and high-handed manner, caused the needless death and injuries to numerous people. That some senior executives have not been charged criminally is a mystery to your correspondent. And as of writing this post, GM’s recalls number 28.5 million worldwide, or as TIME magazine stated, “All the Cars GM Has Recalled this Year Would Wrap the Earth 4 Times.” (Photo of new GM CEO Mary Barra testifying before Senate Sub-Committee on Consumer Protection).