Is there anything more wonderful than the relationship between a child and their dog? I have had many dogs during my lifetime and each one has left their mark on me.  They were there at times when the people in my life turned and fled. They kept me company, made me laugh when I was sad, and were loyal companions through thick and thick. The old adage wisely states that a dog is man’s best friend.  However, I would say that dogs are friends we forever carry in our hearts.