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Dogs And Tennis Balls: A Love Story

via BuzzFeed

Dogs may be a man’s best friend. But a dog’s best friend is NOT the hand that feeds it or cleans up its poop — it’s an unassuming, inanimate yellow ball.

Have you ever seen anything more pure than a dog’s unimpeachable and unconditional love for a tennis ball?

Have you ever seen a dog stare passionately at tennis ball like there was nothing else in the world?

Everywhere a dog goes, sure enough, there’s a tennis ball or two beside them.

Because tennis balls don’t judge them for ruining a pair of delicious leather shoes.

Tennis balls don’t put you in a cage for peeing on the carpet. They go to the cage with you.

That’s because the tennis ball will never let them down. It’ll take the slobber and the bite marks, but it’ll always come back.

As the Good Book clearly says, God made Adam, then Eve, then dogs, and then tennis balls.

And dogs will pay their friends, the tennis balls, back in return.

They will go to great lengths, and under great legs, for their ball.

They’ll dive headfirst into the unknown in search of their beloved pal.

And you can be damn sure they’ll protect their tennis ball like a mama bear protects its cubs.

Dogs and tennis balls have crossed oceans together.

It’s a love that has opened the door to inter-species communication.

Dogs and tennis balls know how to balance the demands of life and their friendship because they understand each other.

Dogs bring their tennis balls to the beach with them and they never have to worry about tennis balls staring at other more-in-shape dogs behind their sunglasses.

Because a dog’s love for a tennis ball is forever.

It’s a love you can’t fake.

It’s a love that will take you to magical new places.

It’s something that sets your heart free…

It’s real love.

The 23 Most Adorable Puppies Of 2013

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23. These golden retriever puppies enjoying their first fall.

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22. Lentil, the teensy French bulldog born with a cleft palate.

Lentil, the teensy French bulldog born with a cleft palate.

21. All of these puppies learning to howl for the first time.

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20. T-Rex, the two-legged chiweenie who will melt your heart.

T-Rex , the two-legged chiweenie who will melt your heart.

19. This box of corgi puppies:

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18. This napping puppy “melting” under his own adorable chub rolls.

This napping puppy "melting" under his own adorable chub rolls.

17. This keeshond puppy battling a fierce dandelion.

The 23 Most Adorable Puppies Of 2013
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16. The scottie puppy pinwheel.

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15. This shiba inu puppy who’s basically an owl.

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14. This golden retriever puppy who has the cutest case of hiccups in the history of the world.

The 23 Most Adorable Puppies Of 2013
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13. This corgi puppy seeing a mirror for the first time.

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12. These cuddly shar-pei puppies who are SO SQUISHABLE.

These cuddly shar-pei puppies who are SO SQUISHABLE.

They went viral with the caption, “I, a big wrinkle, made all of these smaller wrinkles.”

11. This golden retriever puppy GETTING A BATH IN A SINK.

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10. Olive the French bulldog puppy trying adorably to climb stairs.

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9. This amazing pug puppy, who was a gift from a boyfriend to his girlfriend after her beloved beagle had to be put down.

The 23 Most Adorable Puppies Of 2013
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8. Mick, the disabled puppy who learned to walk for the first time.

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*sniffle*

7. Rescue puppy Theo, who was baby Beau’s favorite nap buddy this year.

I CANNOT HANDLE THIS.

6. Duncan Lou Who, the inspiring boxer puppy born with only two legs!

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5. Sunny Obama, the new White House puppy and Bo Obama’s new sister who arrived in August.

The 23 Most Adorable Puppies Of 2013

So excited to introduce the newest member of the Obama family—our puppy, Sunny! http://t.co/3lsNwsOTCn —mo

4. The chow puppy who got stuck in a bowl.

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3. Xena the Warrior Puppy, who was rescued from abuse and is now changing the life of an 8-year-old boy with autism.

Xena the Warrior Puppy, who was rescued from abuse and is now changing the life of an 8-year-old boy with autism.

Read their touching story here.

2. This puppy learning (and failing at) how to catch.

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Basically, all of us IRL:

The 23 Most Adorable Puppies Of 2013

1. These Frenchie puppies who took a nap with a baby and pretty much broke the internet.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME