Lipton’s Journal/January 24, 1955/233
Man and his dog. Two neurotic beings. For the dog above all animals is capable of being domesticated, and seems to live with the same love-guilt-rage-sorrow axis as man. For the dog like man has two nervous systems—shall we call them dogeostasis and masteriostasis? The dog is not only a dog, he is also his master. Biochemically, his master has gotten into him. That is why we have such contempt for dogs. We say “What a dog,” or “A dog’s life.” It is because we see ourselves in our tragic contradiction, cowed by society. Dog is God spelled backwards.