I've always believed that pets bring out the best in people. This morning, there was a seeing eye dog on the train: a sweet, smart, loving Golden Retriever. He was carefully sniffing everyone's pants, triggering conversations between those who have dogs and cats at home whose scents he may be picking up on. It's quite rare to see a circle of BART passengers chatting, laughing, introducing themselves, and enjoying each other's company. The sweet seeing eye dog broke the usually tough ice between passengers and brought out the more social, caring, and friendly side of people.
He was sniffing me up and down and I knew that the scent of my precious pug is all over me from our morning goodbye routine. It was a pleasant Friday ride.
Have a great weekend, everyone.