The enclosed pictures show just the tip of the iceberg in how strongly our K-9 pals are devoted to us.
You could fill the pages of the web with all the instances where our 4-legged friends risked their lives to save the life of their human companions, in war and at home.
Anyone who doesn't have a dog in their life and has never taken on the responsibility of being a dog's best friend has missed out on something special.
"The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man's."
- Mark Twain, Letter to W D Howells, 4/2/1899