its the times when rowdy (the dog) will not leave me alone.
the times he just sits there looking at me. panting.
the times when he darts off into a prickly raspberries.
the times his tail gets so excited that he knocks stuff over and breaks it.
the times he barks at the neighbors dog through the fence.
the times he wakes me up at 4am because he can't sleep.
the times he slams himself into a wall while trying to catch a fly.
the times he is too excited that he forgets to eat or sleep or drink.

its these times i am reminded that he really is the lesser species.