These words of wisdom are from the Sunshine State, 2,000 miles away, and directed to those who have no best friend.
The term “dog is man’s best friend” is first credited to King Frederick II of Prussia, referring to one of his Italian greyhounds as his best friend.
It has since become a colloquialism and refers to domestic dogs, highlighting their close relations, loyalty and companionship with humans.
It appears that Arthur Young of Oceano (Letters, June 27) has no best friend.
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The U.S. Marine Corps trains dogs for war. A German shepherd trained war dog saved my life during World War II. He gave his life to save mine.
At the present time, I have two best friends. They sleep and eat with me, sometimes from the same plate.
It’s legal in California for restaurants to allow dogs to dine with their masters. If Young opposes this law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, he should open up a can of beans for himself.
Nature has given the dog to man for his defense and for his pleasure. Of all the animals, it is the most faithful. It is the best friend man can have.