If dogs could talk, Maple told me she loved me yesterday. When I decided to sit down on a bench, she hopped up and then to my dismay put her head into the crook of my arm so tight…it felt like a hug. Although I believed it impossible for me to love this dog more than I already did, my heart almost exploded. We pet her and hug her all the time but we try to keep in mind that she is, after all an animal, evidently with a lot of feelings. Surprisingly more than some humans I know.