I've been going through a hard time lately. I haven't mentioned it much on GT because of the totally public and largely un-deletable nature of the forum, but it has not been good.
I spent two hours tonight drinking beer and playing with my puppy. It was already dark and mostly deserted, we have a quiet backyard, and it was just her and me and a podcast playing in the background.
I feel like this is the first time I've been really, truly happy in a long time. When we came back in the house I got stressed and upset again, but playing with her was pure joy the whole time.
My point: I love you Team Cat people, but Team Dog all the way for me.