If you scratch your dog where it itches you, are a kind, loving owner who gets pleasure from doing good for those who have more hair than you do.
If you scratch your dog where it itches, then grab the camera and contort yourself to get this shot, you are just a goofball and I hope the Ferguson grabs a shot of you sleeping on the couch drooling.
This other guy has some other thoughts about petting dogs.
What do you think about when you pet a dog or cat? There are three typical categories:
1. You imagine how it feels for the animal so you can maximize its pleasure.
2. You think about how it feels to you and your hand.
3. You think about whatever you were going to think about anyway.
Now some may poo-poo (hi Micki) the idea, but this Adams guy concludes
It’s important to have goals when you pet. Otherwise you’re just rubbing another mammal for no reason.