She's always there to greet me when I come though my back door. Usually she'llhave her bone-shaped pillow or a stuffed Mickey Mouse toy in her mouth while her tail wags enthusiastically. When I'm home, whatever room I'm in-----she's there too! At night, when I settle on the couch to watch tv, she's resting her head on my lap. She seems to know when I've had a hard day and cuddles even closer. I think I need her as much as she needs me. I know there are reasons for not having a dog, but to not experience that kind of unconditional love is a sadly missed miracle of life.