It is heartwarming to tell ourselves that Dogs tell me it’s just a dog and I’ll tell you that you’re just an idiot shirt “love” us beyond basic survival needs, but realistically we cannot possibly understand how dogs internalize the concept of love aside from cues from the dog alone and correlation does not imply causation. Do dogs hear things the same way as humans do? Do dogs see things the same way as humans do? Do dogs process things the same way as humans do? With all these differences, why would one conclude that dogs experience love the same way as humans do? We are really comparing apples to oranges here.