Here is another totally safe subject!
Its an easy one about why we actually have dogs and do what we do with them...(see, no danger answering this one!)
I work as a writer/illustrator and have great difficulty with the word NO. That means that I work far too much and spend most of my time crouched over my desk or in front of the computer. My dogs (I am convinced) keep me from:
A. Turning in to a fatso
B. Make me think of other things but work (this is the difficult part)
Training and competing in obideance (will I ever be able to spell that?) means that I have to concentrate 100% so I can not re-write manuskripts in my head or think of other jobs. I start of the day with an hour-long walk and some training while Im at it.
So all in all, the dogs keep me (semi)-sane and healthy.
Not a bad deal!
How about you?
Attached last years X-mas-card of braindead illustrator. Note setter...