January 19, 2014. It's not all pretty or funny out there. I have mixed feelings about dogs out on the street. I'm cynical enough to sometimes believe they are there to attract sympathy, and sometimes bothered by the idea of someone dragging a dog along without being able to take care of it. On the other hand, dogs are considered man's best friend for a reason, and at times, a dog may seem to be our only friend. Our best friends are still there for us when we're not off to the park to throw a soggy tennis ball around.