Let me tell you why.
We had our first dog and we were there while he battled with parvo. He only left us when we told him that it was okay for him to rest and stop fighting for us. He tried to fight so hard and I personally have yet to see loyalty like that.
Our second dog, he was diagnosed with liver problems. The time that we learned about it, we decided that we would sacrifice our hobbies, sell our gear just to support his hospitalization and medications. By some miracle, we got enough money without having to give up some part of our lives. I guess that little guy in the photo said that we don't have to stop living so that he can live.
I came across this quote "The more I learn about others, the more I like my dog." I must say that there are times that I feel that way, sad but it's the truth. The beauty here is that dogs love you unconditionally. They don't care about what you did, what's important is you, your presence, your love and that's it.
I guess what I want to say is, there are those who don't understand the special bond between people and their furry little babies. And I do hope that one day, these people would open their hearts and minds to that bond so that they can experience the joys and stop judging those who spend time, effort and money on their furry family members.