I would like to share the story of my buddy Gunner. He is a Yellow Lab and a wonderful friend. In 2004 and 2005 I was serving in Iraq with the US Army. As you can imagine it was not the easiest thing to do. After I returned home my wife got me Gunner as a gift for our Anniversery. This dog saved my sanity if not my life. In short I was having nightmares and was struggling emotionally with some of the things I witnessed there. One night we decided to leave him out of his cage and have him sleep on a mat in the bedroom. That night I began to have another nightmare and to make a long story short I woke up with his head on my chest as if he was trying to comfort me. My wife woke up as usual and we both started to cry. I honestly think he saved my sanity. Now every once and a while will have a nightmare but they are not as intense and he is there. You are right they have unconditional Love for you and want very little in return. I thank God he brought him into my life.

Van from Virginia