This story just about broke my heart. It comes from the Moth Podcast which, if you've never heard of it, is amazing. Steve Osborne tells the story of his love for the least likely subject: a five-pound Brussels Griffon named Griff. Steve is a regular on the Moth and I've always enjoyed his stories. I should warn you that Griff is hit by a car and dies halfway through this story. I shared this because I think it so beautifully highlights the strength of the bond that humans, even the tough guy types, forge with their dogs.