Ah, abstract - just so! 'Tis I, Cass, propounding upon such profundity. Thus:
A dog is a god, you'll find, only backwards.
Most dogs are not backward in coming forward, though, particularly if you throw sticks or balls. Nobody wants to chuck chunks of wood around too much, I think, so our canis lupus familiaris (or canis lupus dingo) chum has to do without this sort of fun and frolic.
What total tosh this all is . . . sounds so halting and frankly so awfully stupid! But what a hoot!
"She ran the whole gamut of emotions from A to B."
(Dorothy Parker on Katharine Hepburn)