Specifically, maybe he loved the ones who could tear the throats out of lesser dogs. And for the ones who couldn’t? Remember the end of “Old Yeller”?

Kind of like that. Except with hangings and electrocution instead of shotguns.

This is all the result of perspective.

What a dog means to Vick might be a lot different than what he means to you or I. Hold on, don’t start shaking your head just yet. Listen to me.

Some people kiss their dogs on the mouth. Some people let their dogs eat from their plate. Some people dress their dogs in suits more expensive than mine, if you can believe that.

And some people enjoy proving they have the biggest, toughest dog on the street. You’re probably not going to believe this, but I bet Vick loves the dogs that were the biggest and the baddest. Maybe, he identified with them in some way.

He also wants you to know that Vick was probably “passionate” about dogfighting and, after all, shouldn’t we be more worried about human beings?

Duly noted, philosopher. Duly noted.