What is it about the love of a dog that transcends, well, everything? Evil, horror, fear, wretchedness, sadness, loneliness. With a dog, you get back all the effort you put in, multiplied by a number too large to understand. You get back their trust, their love, their loyalty, their heart and soul. Dogs love with their entire being, they give their entire selves. If you are lucky enough to share your life with a dog, then you know—you just know. My dog Tessa is an incandescent being, the purest light in my life, and she brings me a fierce and shining joy every beautiful day she is in it.