I'm sure more than you think... although our dogs love us equally. The only time I see my BabyGirl "concerned" is when my husband gives me a kiss. She tries to climb up on him as if to say, "Hey he's my daddy!" He also sings to her everyday. She has become quite the diva and will not be ignored and isn't! My Wilson and Louie are not nearly as demanding but we still love and snuggle them as much as they allow us to and really enjoy all the fussing over them. I'm also left to do everything in and out of the house because of my husbands fragile constitution. I don't have the luxury of growing old because my fur babies keep me on my toes. We choose not to go on vacation because we would worry too much about our fur babies and not be able to enjoy ourselves. We both use to work so many hours that just being home is a vacation.