Just like you, I love dogs. I've loved them my whole life. Since I was the youngest of four kids I guess you could even say I was raised by the family dogs. While my older brothers were off doing what older brother do I was at home making life long bonds with our dogs. We needed each other. Fast forward today and I can't image life without a canine copilot or two, three, or more. Being an introvert I relate to them better than I do my own species. And to me they will always be "more than just a dog".