Just What Do Dogs Mean to People? These Owners Say a Lot.

There’s a reason canines are called “man’s best friend” – they’re loyal, fun, loving and offer easy excuses for exercise (hello walks, and won’t you please throw the ball just one more time?). So it’s not surprising that dogs can mean a lot to their owners. BuzzFeed took the time to ask dog owners at Crufts, the international canine expo, just what their pups meant to them personally. The answers are beautiful.

Michael Harrell is a former staff member and current volunteer at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Washington. A blogger by hobby and social media manager by trade, he continues to teach the faith to ninth graders when he's not busy watching movies or theatre. He loves the Seattle Mariners, and his wife wants you to know he's married. You can follow him on Twitter.
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