It would take years to count all the ways in which our dogs enrich our lives, but I thought I'd make a start with this one.
Penny is really good at cleaning off any meat from birds' wings found on the ground.
A family member picked up a beautiful wing from a parrot a few weeks ago, thinking to use it in an art project. (It was before the awful fires, so we don't have to feel bad about the death, because it was probably in the natural run of events.) She put it out in the garden so ants could clean it up, but Penny found it and treasured it for days. No-one was allowed close enough to notice what she was doing.
And what was she doing? She was working hard to clean it for us. And the result? Lovely items for a collage.