"The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue!" (author unknown)

...It's a sad thing that many folks aren't more mindful of the things they speak of others. It's a good thing there are dogs to teach us the important things in life. We teach our dogs simple manners like "sit", "stay", "heel", "come" while they teach us the higher more noble qualities of "Loyalty", "Honesty", "Unselfish Service", "Genuine Affection & Love", etc.
Someone else once said,

"Dogs make better people than people do!"

Unfortunately that's a correct observation in too many instances these days...