My kids are in love with our dog. Heck, so am I. I never realized how much love a dog brings into a house. My boys who are about as affectionate as boys go but rarely say “I love you” as most boys don’t, have no problem showering our shepherd/husky mix Sammy with affection. The “ooh baby, I love you’s” come flying out of their mouths without reservation. And these words of affection are much deserved. Our little Sammy is so loving and so loyal. One minute she’s hunting gophers and chipmunks and the next she nuzzles up to us on the couch looking for love.
Only someone who has a dog can understand. We didn’t at one time — now we do, and then some.