Let me make it abundantly clear, I am a dog lover. But unfortunately, I am currently without a furry friend of my own. We had to put our 17-year-old floppy-eared big girl, Lucy down a couple of years ago, and honestly, I just don't know if I can go through that again.

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What I love about these wonderful creatures is they don't judge and if they do, you can't understand them when they try, and they express their love unconditionally. After two years, we still miss seeing Lucy waiting for us at the top of the stairs when we return home. Truthfully, I'm composing this photo gallery for selfish reasons. I miss my Lucy and I miss owning my own dog, but not all the time. I hope you enjoy looking through this gallery of cuteness as much as I enjoyed putting it together.