O how I hear that from my folks their "just dogs" but to me they are "just my family". When I cry because we failed again to conceive the "just a dog" is there to lick my tears away and put a smile on my face they are "just my world." Excuse me if Im too open but only we know the love for them and understand why they are not "just dogs" thanks Davidh for the great story. And "just because" I'm going to kiss my Bulldogs Now!!