SYMBIOSES means — biologically — an interaction between two different organisms living in close physical association, typically to the advantage of both. And non-biologically, a mutually beneficial relationship between different people or groups. In both cases, it sounds like our dogs.
How much more symbiotic could a relationship possibly be? Our dogs are happy. They are happy to be with each other, but happier to be with us — and each other. They make us happy by being anywhere in the room with us, even if they are pouting for lack of a treat, or huffing and puffing as we scratch them behind their ears or whatever.
Dogs are insanely symbiotic for us as we are to them.
Mutually beneficial? We have a good handle on that. Four different types of treat, not counting anything leftover from dinner and at least two new dog toys every month. Meanwhile, they make us feel like we’ve a reason to get up in the morning.
Dogs. Making us crazy, making us happy.