Before I start, if you owe quarterly taxes, have you paid them yet? Good. Now you can enjoy some pictures of troops and their dogs — some funny, some heartwarming, some sad. I’ve written before that our culture’s love of dogs is an important advantage we have over Islam. It’s not just that dogs help us, whether by tracking, guarding, or hunting; it’s also that our ability to form a loving relationship across species lines makes us a more compassionate group of people than those who look at an animal that has been a companion to humans for 30,000 years or so, and only sees something disgusting.