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“There is honor in being a dog.”  – Aristotle (384 – 322 BC)

December 20, 2015

We celebrate Aristotle and his inspiring words that have endured for centuries. Which dog or dog pack do you think was his inspiration for this famous quote?  Maybe it was the dogs that roamed Ancient Greece?  Perhaps it was Peritas, Alexander the Great’s military dog and notably his favorite among his pack of 150+ dogs?  Aristotle tutored young Alexander from the age of 14 to 17, and continued asa mentor and influencer in his life for years to come.  A CNN article from 2007 claims that Peritas may have saved civilization… “Without his dog, Peritas, Alexander the Great might have been Alexander the So-So. When the warrior was swarmed by the troops of Persia's Darius III, Peritas leapt and bit...

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