Dogs. Life.

For most of us, dogs are a big part of our lives. They can entertain us, comfort us, protect us and, from time-to-time, really annoy us. All in all, life is better with dogs in it. So this month, we gave four writers the assignment to write about dogs from four different perspectives. From the struggle of coping with a loss, to the pros and cons of adding a dog to an empty nest, we’ll take you on an emotional — and practical — journey concerning the living, dying and loving of dogs.