Joey is our Great Pyrenees guard dog. He lives in the pasture with the goats, and keeps them safe from predators.
He is a big, goofy, slobbering mess. No matter how often I clean the waterer, it always has Joey’s drool floating around it in, together with whatever other nasty stuff he had in his mouth when he decided to have a drink.
Our goats get the benefit of Joey’s protection. But in return they sometimes have to drink his slobber.
Life can be like that, I think.