Unconditional love, acceptance, and companionship are reasons people enjoy having a dog.
Most dogs have the God given ability to demonstrate unconditional love, acceptance and companionship.
When the Apostle Paul thought pleasant thoughts about his ministry partners, maybe it was because they demonstrated unconditional love, acceptance and companionship.
By God's grace we can be people that are thought of with pleasant thoughts.
So, let us move forward in life giving grace and peace, and mature beyond the law of sin and death with its penalties for falling short.
(See Phil. 1:1-7 for more)