When you look into those doggy eyes, do they look into you?
Mathew Inman, aka "The Oatmeal" (author of the New York Times bestseller, How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You and If My Dogs Were A Pair of Middle Aged Men) has shared his life with many canine companions over the years. This comic is mainly dedicated to a "small bearlike creature" called Rambo, as well as to all the other dogs Inman has owned.
However, it's also a reflection on the various paradoxes of doggy nature, such as the way Rambo couldn't care less about cleanliness, except for the cleanliness of his testicles, and had no fear of genuinely dangerous things like cars and disease, but was terrified of hair dryers and staring contests with cats. As Inman put it, perhaps we love dogs "because their lives aren't lengthy, logical, or deliberate, but an explosive paradox composed of fur, teeth, and enthusiasm."
By The Oatmeal
My Dog: The Paradox was a popular comic when it was posted online, and now the print version is available as a keepsake. It's a short, funny book that would make a great gift for a dog lover.