I would like to commend Joyce Barnes for her letter (March 4,” Dogs more faithful, loving than most people”) about dogs as being very good friends to humans. I have always had a dog and always will.

Dogs will not steal from you or hurt you in any way if treated right. They are trustworthy, loyal and always protect you. There is a good chance if you do not have an animal companion in your older years, you will be lonely and have people around you only waiting for you to pass on.

David DuemmlingFairfield