The dog was so happy to see me this morning, he hopped up and down as though he were on springs . He last saw me at midnight and I came to feed him at 6 Am . He was as thrilled to see me (and the dog food of course ) as I've ever seen anyone or thing be. People tend to practice keeping emotions in check We pretend to value reason but seldom use it instead we act for the most part from a deep well of emotions that we never aknowlege or examine .
When confronted with some information some reasonable fact that contradicts or refutes a bit of dogma or personal faith that we hold dear, most of us will use our mental skills to "spin" it and either find a way to reinterpret the contradictory info as supporting our existing belief or to find a way to justify ignoring it. We also get a rush from finding a way to do this .
Dogs might also do something like this though they are not usually hypocrites. Dogs are inclined to love where they love without reguard for the actual worthiness of the beloved. I could not find a photo of my own dog so for now I have put up an old photograph of Sequoia, a friends rescued Greyhound with one of my children .