Canine fidelity and love, so unconditional. What proves this better than a dog who goes nose to nose with you first thing in the morning just like Riley did this morning.
When Riley is ready for me to start the morning, she will come to my side of the bed and put her snout where my face is and stay there. Thinking that the noxious fumes of my morning breath will send her scurrying away, I breathe, mouth open into her nose. Does she yelp in disgust? Does she jolt away in horror like any human would? Not my girl. She gives me the gentlest of licks right on my mouth.