One dog who makes me smile and see myself in a clearer light is Torn Lip, of Miller's PS. He's so surrounded by dominating dogs in a very hierarchical gang within a very structured PS that he sacrifices food and comfort for peace!:)
He's often starving so I make sure he's fed his share but he makes a huge production of making sure he gives up bits visibly to the others and looks bashful. All the while he's actually absorbing a whole lot of attention, an equal share of food and looking holy in the bargain!:)
So me! Lol!